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  • Adoption Status: Available
  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Age: 8 yrs
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 20 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!

THIS IS TAFFY….all of her!  She is 20 lbs, white/tan, 8 yrs old and believe it or not, she IS a Maltese mix!  Her story is a sad one.  Her owner fell ill and just stopped taking care of her and her brother, Pooh Bear.  He free-fed them Kibbles ‘n Bits and did not take them out…no exercise + bad food = obese.  They also came with bad ear infections and Taffy had a growth (benign) on her ear, which we had removed.  SO SAD.  We could not turn them away and we are working on slimming them down.  Taffy has lost 3 lbs!!  Despite all that, they are healthy now (Taffy is still nursing a bad ear infection but we have it under control), very smart and easy going.  Taffy has already learned to use the doggie door and uses it most of the time!  She is quiet (sounds like she has been debarked) and really just needs a home where she can be a companion and give/receive love… not to mention exercise… and if you do also…what a pair!!  Loves to sit with you, comes up to you, loves belly rubs, not needy at all.  Love affection and gives it but not kisses.  She is easy to medicate without a fight.  Bonds quickly, misses you when you are gone, would not be good in an apartment because although she doesn’t have separation anxiety, she wants her human around.  If you are looking for a pair, check out Pooh Bear!  If this sounds like a dog who you can love back to a fighting weight of maximum 14 lbs, come and meet her (after you complete the online adoption application!)

Adoption Events Cancelled Until Further Notice Due to Covid-19

We do not have a public viewing facility; however, we hold weekly adoption events at Rover Kennels. Check our calendar for changes and cancellations due to holidays or weather.

Sundays, 11am – 2:30pm

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

Metered street parking.

Bring a copy of your application and pictures of your home/yard if we have not yet done a home visit.

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