My name is Ricky!

Papillon/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in La Mirada, California - Ricky
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Ricky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Ricky's Story...
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Ricky is a very happy and healthy 1 year and 9 month old, 9 1/2 pound Papillon mix. He is super affectionate and sweet. His coat is silky soft and he does NOT SHED! Ricky is very smart and knows basic obedience, including sit, stay, down, leave it, and bang! where he falls over when he's shot with your finger! He is neutered, crate trained and potty trained. Ricky is currently fostered in West Hollywood.

Ricky was rescued at 2 months old in South Korea. Angels in Korea saved him from a miserable life on the streets or a worse fate of being euthanized at the shelter. Mixed breed dogs have an almost impossible time getting adopted in Korea. In spite of Ricky's beautiful looks and engaging personality, he had 5 foster homes in the last year. He was sent to the United States to find what he so richly deserves - a loving forever home! Ricky has been fully examined by a vet and is very healthy. His blood work was excellent and he tested negative for heart worm, fecal parasites and ear mites. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Ricky! He is a tiny bit timid at first, but he warms up fast and will be your friend forever! Please give this boy a chance!

Ricky would be perfect for a person who spends a lot of time with their dog. He fits perfectly in a small purse so you can carry him with you. His foster mom does work, however, and he does just fine. Ricky would be comfortable in either an apartment or house, with a single person, couple or family with older children. He is especially fond of women and loves to sit on your lap. He enjoys the company of other pets, but he would also be suitable for a single dog household.

Ricky's non-refundable adoption fee is $300. All dogs are fully vetted, tested for heartworm, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations. The application is the first step before we can schedule a meet and greet.

Our adoption process looks like this:

1. Adoption application review by WHDR board
2. Adoption application approval
3. Meet and greet
4. Home safety check
5. Final approval and adoption finalized

Our volunteers, donors and adopters mean the world to us! Without you, we couldn't do what we do - saving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs and providing them with a loving forever home.

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Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: Papillon/Maltese Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ricky, a La Mirada Papillon/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Papillon/Maltese for sale in La Mirada, or seeking a Papillon/Maltese dog from a breeder in La Mirada.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in La Mirada 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 La Mirada 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 Papillon/Maltese breeders who help with Papillon/Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in La Mirada paves the way for another one to be saved.