My name is Chelsea!

Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Chelsea
Photo 1 - Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Chelsea
Photo 2 - Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Chelsea

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Chelsea's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Chelsea's Story...
Chelsea was born to a breeder on December 20, 2011, and is a Maltese/Poodle mix. She had a lot of health issues, so was brought to a shelter to be euthanized, since she could not be sold. Chelsea's
parents were brother and sister, so she is inbred. She was born with a deformed front leg, and this eventually had to be she has three legs. This little girl has had a rough life, due to
numerous health issues, and surgery. She spent most of her young life at vets. Most of her health issues have now been resolved, but she does need to stay on a hypo-allergenic dog food. She gets diarrhea if she does not stay on it. Well, that is all the bad for the good! Chelsea is sweet as she can be.....a big lap dog, and weighs nine pounds. Even though she has three legs, she is fast as lightning, and HAS to go to a home with another small dog that will play with her. She has taken a male Chihuahua as her best friend, and they play for hours. She loves to play chase. Since she has to stay on a strict diet, it is a good thing that she has chosen a healthy treat.....she LOVES carrots! She likes to curl up in a soft dog bed, with a buddy at bedtime. She is house-trained, but will have
accidents when nervous. She is looking for an adult home, that has another small dog. She needs a fenced in back yard....she has trouble walking with a leash, due to she hops when she walks, so no walks around the block for her. She also needs a home with NO swimming pool. She found a home for a day, but kept jumping in their swimming pool. Due to missing her front leg, she cannot swim. The family was afraid she would drown if they could not watch her every second while outside, so they did the right thing, and brought her back. Please let us know, if you think you have the right home for little Chelsea. Application can be found on

Facts about Chelsea

  • Breed: Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Chelsea Malti-poo

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chelsea, a Houston Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Houston, or seeking a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Houston breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.