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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Age: 4-5 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 14.12 lbs
  • All LHH dogs have been spayed or neutered, updated on shots, microchipped, groomed, deflea'd, dewormed; and come with a leash, collar and LHH ID tag!


MEET EMMA…whose previous name was…Music!  She didn’t answer to it so we changed it!  Now she answers to Emma!  This approximately 4-5 yr old, just a hair under 15 lb, (larger) white Maltese mix beauty came to us terrified…and she has never been in a shelter.  In the beginning of her short life, she was relegated to the backyard as an outside dog!!  Who puts a puppy (or actually any dog) in the backyard to live?  Rescue friend to the rescue…who made sure this little lady was invited to be an indoor dog!  When she came to LHH she met Monet and they have become fast friends: 

When someone tries to greet Emma on walks, she scurries behind me, but then she ventures out.  She now comes out to happily greet me (from being under a couch) when I come home. She asks for attention and pets and looks at you with those bedroom eyes and says….”love me.”  WE DO!!  She seems to do her business on PP pads but loves her walks and is learning that is the time and place to do it!  Emma is still very shy, but she is great on walks and loves to sniff all the smells and see all the outside activity.  We have found her to be very quiet and reserved…she is coming out of her shell and with new people it will just take time!  Emma bonds fairly quickly.  Monet has helped her to be more confident and they like to hang out together.  Don’t really play, just feel more comfy with the companionship.  They both need to feel safe and loved and the rest will come naturally.  They would be great in a home where she is not left alone, with Monet (she likes the company) and YOU!!  Kids (over 10 yrs old), who can be gentle, are welcomed.  Emma is a beauty and deserves the absolute best and we want them both to have it.  Could that be you?

Adoption Events

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold bi-monthly adoption events in Santa Monica. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, 11am – 2:30pm

2116 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405 [Map]

Metered street parking.

Please bring pictures or video of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit (preferred).

And…don’t forget to bring your dog(s), if you have any. They make the final decision!