Anyone who wants to adopt an adult Maltese Shih Tzu dog can find adoptable ones on online pet adoption sites and databases, such as Petfinder and Adopt-a-Pet.com. Many local shelters across the country post adoptable pets on these websites. Dedicated dog rescue organizations may also have available Maltese Shih Tzu mix dogs in their rosters.
An adult mixed breed dog is easier to come by in local shelters and pet rescue centers than purebred dogs. To adopt an adult Maltese Shih Tzu dog, visit Petfinder.com and use the search tool on the home page to search its database for a matching breed. Petfinder usually posts some pictures of the adoptable dog, as well as details about the dog's characteristics, adoption rate and history with the rescue facility, shelter and foster home. If you want to know more details about a dog posted on the Petfinder site, contact the organization or shelter currently taking care of the dog.
Like Petfinder, Adopt-a-Pet.com is also a pet adoption website that services North America. To find an adoptable pet, use the search tool on the site's home page. The site may only distinguish pets by their original breeds, so you may want to try searching for a Maltese Shih Tzu mix under the adoptable Shih Tzu or Maltese breeds.