My name is Babs!

Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Babs
Photo 1 - Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Babs
Photo 2 - Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Babs

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

Babs's Info...

I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.

Babs's Story...
Babs is one of the 276+ small breed dogs rescued from the horrific hoarding case in Howell, NJ. She is about 3-4 years old and looks like a mix of Shih tzu and Maltese? only 8lbs full grown. She is very nervous of being approached by humans but relaxes once you are holding her.
These dogs have never been on leashes or been exposed to anything outside of their previous "home" before coming to us, so they are understandably timid and in shock right now but slowly starting to warm up and learn to trust. They will be looking for calmer adult homes with at least one other dog in the home to help them feel more confident and teach them how to enjoy life in a real home.

Having the opportunity to help frightened neglected dogs like these learn trust and enjoy their lives is the most rewarding part of rescue and reminds us of why we keep doing what we do, and we are looking forward to watching these special dogs' true personalities start to emerge as they feel safe. Email if you are interested. And please donate on our PayPal link:
So we can continue to help more like them!

We do not have a shelter- all our pets are in foster homes and can be seen by appointment only during the week, or at our weekly pet adoptions every Sunday at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains from 12:30 to 3PM at 3009 Route 10 East next to 5 Star Car Wash (formerly Boulder Car Wash) in Morris Plains (Denville on GPS). To help us better match a pet to your household, we request you fill out an application on our homepage and copy and paste it into an email, or print it and bring it to our adoption day when you come. Local inquiries only please- we do not do long distance adoptions.

Can't adopt but still want to help this dog? Click on the "Sponsor Me" button at the top of this page to donate toward his/her care! All donations are tax-deductible and go directly toward the care of our rescue dogs. Thank you for your support!

Facts about Babs

  • Breed: Shih Tzu/Maltese Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Babs, a Oak Ridge Shih Tzu/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shih Tzu/Maltese for sale in Oak Ridge, or seeking a Shih Tzu/Maltese dog from a breeder in Oak Ridge.

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