Hightower Applications Currently Closed

Hightower is a Shih Tzu/Maltese mix,  born January 17, 2017.  Although he has a heart defect, he is a very happy and energetic dog and is full of spunk!  He is a little guy, weighing less than 10 lbs, but he acts like he owns a the house.

He has been neutered, microchipped, and is up-to-date on shots.

He loves rides and always wants to be with his humans.  He is a total lap dog, so when he is not playing, he wants to be held or laying on a lap.  He enjoys walks and playing tug of war with his rope bone.

When his coat grows out, it is very long (like a maltese), so daily brushing and regular grooming is a necessity.  

He loves to meet new people and has fun going to the groomers and even the vet, even though they do things to him that he doesn't like!

Medical Needs

Hightower was born with a heart defect and murmur.   Fortunately, after his 1st year checkup in Feb 2018, the defect improved and the murmur is gone.  He is very healthy and the only resulting health precaution will be to treat all infections and pre-surgeries with antibiotics (medical records will be provided with the adoption).

However, as with any dog (or human), future health cannot be guaranteed, his adopter will need to be prepared to handle yearly checkups and any new  health issues.


He loves other animals and current lives with other small dogs and cats.  He has also met chickens, goats, sheep, and horses.  

Hightower gets along with other dogs, but may do better as the only dog in the household as he likes to be the center of attention.  He does well with cats.  He does best when he gets lots of one-on-one time with his humans, including playtime.  Playdates with doggy friends help since he is very active and playful! 

Hightower is receptive to training and getting better now that he's getting a little more mature (don't worry, there is still more than enough puppy in him still).  He will need further training to be a well behaved companion.

How to Adopt

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Hightower's Application is now closed.

If you are interested in adopting Hightower, you can fill out the application below.  His adoption fee is $400.  If your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet and greet with Hightower.  

We try our best to process applications within 5-7 business days.  However, we ask for your patience as we are 100% volunteer run and there may be times the process may take longer, especially if we receive several for the same pet.  Applicants are always welcome to check up on their status! 

If you have any questions about Hightower that are not answered here, please email us at adopt@critterscompanion.org.