Gabe is probably the most gorgeous Shih Tzu who ever came to the shelter. He is a charming little one who dances and plays, loves people, waits politely for his attention. He is so adorable that it is heart-wrenching to look at him knowing that he has a devastating genetic condition. Gabe is the product of a show breeder. He is missing part of his spinal cord, he has no tail, he is completely incontinent for both bowels and bladder. He is a genetic nightmare of the breeding world. More importantly to us, he is a darling, bouncy puppy who has no idea that he is not perfect. We will never, ever tell him that he is anything but the best puppy in the world.