My name is Jane Seymour (TN)!

Maltese/Westie, West Highland White Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Chattanooga, Tennessee - Jane Seymour (TN)
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Facts about Jane Seymour (TN)

  • Breed: Maltese/Westie, West Highland White Terrier Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10400590

Adoption Donation: $300.00

Jane's Angels!!  Sheryl Silver, Sari Nieto, Margaret Lewis, Crystal Davis, Rhonda & Wayne Nelson, Gail & Benny Waldrop, Karen Blythe-Smith, Todd & Edith Lightfoot, Laura Craven, Kathleen Conway, Bobbye Harris, Susan Hager, Jacqueline Black, Patricia Gonzalez-Powell & Nuri Ellen Silvers, and Rita Holt.  SCMR thanks you so very much for your support and so does Jane....

 There is quite a story regarding this baby!!

Jane Seymour is a sweet little Maltese/Westie girl who came to us from a lady in Douglasville, GA who found her wandering the streets. She has been through so much in the short time she has been with SCMR! First of all she was very pregnant as is evident in her photos! 2 days after coming to SCMR she went into labor and could not deliver...too weak and the puppies were big. She had to have an emergency c-section and out popped 4 big puppies! Poor Jane was too weak from malnutrition to nurse and she had no milk anyway. So she spent the night at the vet's getting fluids and resting. And the puppies are being bottle fed by hand. Unfortunately Jane did not take to her puppies.

Jane has a locked jaw and can only eat by poking her tongue out on the left side and lapping up whatever she can get. We took her to have her jaw examined to see if she could benefit from surgery. The diagnosis is devastating. Jane is only about a year old. She has craniomandibular osteopathy which is a juvenile disease that presents around 4 or 5 months after birth. The bone just grows wild around the jaw and has locked her jaw shut. And the really bad news is nothing can be done...there is no treatment, not even at a university. This girl has been through sooooo much...we are determined to do whatever it takes to make her life better. Her foster mom is liquefying her food so she can get some nutrition. As long as it's soupy, she can lap it up. She is also getting Antirobe to help reduce bacteria on her teeth. After the puppies were born, she weighed 7.8 pounds. One week later she is up to 8.5 which is very encouraging! She is starved for more than just food. She soaks up love and attention and has much to give. Such a sweet baby. Won't anyone take a chance on Jane? We don't know how long she can make it with this condition but while she's here, she has a heart full of love to give. She could also use 'angels' to sponsor her. And your sponsor donation is tax deductible.
Update, Nov. 2016
Things are really looking up for Jane Seymour! Initially we were told nothing could be done for her condition. Thanks to Dr. Machael Pavletic of Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston who consulted on her case, Jane had tests done at the University of TN in Knoxville. And the team there is convinced they can do surgery on her jaw to restore it to working order! This is not just a cosmetic procedure...this will make the difference in whether Jane can have a normal life span. Untreated, the bacteria and eventual infection in her teeth will likely lead to heart disease and/or kidney failure. Restoring the function in her jaw will make it possible to clean her teeth and for her to get normal nutrition and not have to have her food liquified. Her surgery is scheduled for December 6th and has been made possible by extremely generous donations for which we are more grateful than we can say. It will be costly. In light of her prognosis, we feel Jane's adoption fee needs to be adjusted to be in line with a healthy 1 year old female. We don't usually increase a fee but we hope all will see that prospects for a healthy future for Jane have changed her circumstances.
Update, Dec. 2016
In a 5 hour surgery, Dr. Eroshin was able to extract all of Jane's teeth which were greatly infected giving her a great deal more room in her mouth. Due to some interior bone growth, they weren't able to restore her jaw hinge. Some bony projections inside her jaw presented problems. Removing them might have been a moot point since they were likely to grow back, so the removal of all the teeth has given her more room in her mouth so her tongue doesn't hang out so far. She is no longer swallowing all that infection which would inevitably lead to heart disease and/or renal failure. She will still need her food liquefied but can live a normal life span now, and she loves her food! She is a perfect 8.85 pounds. Everyone who contributed funds for Jane's surgery helped to make a miracle for Janie! This is our Christmas miracle this year!
She is currently being fostered in Chattanooga, TN.


Out-of-state adoptions are possible; however, the approved adoptive home is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to pick up their new little one.


To be considered to adopt me, please fill out an APPLICATION.


NOTE: SCMR DOES NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10 years or homes with Electric Fences.

You can help make a difference one dog at a time.

If you would like to sponsor one of our babies, we accept online donations via PayPal or send a check to us at P.O. Box 2005, Chattanooga, TN 37409. We thank you for whatever you can help us with. Any donation is appreciated and is tax deductible as we are a qualified non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

 All our males are sent with BELLY BANDS! 


for a one time Donation that goes direct to SCMR please go to our paypal link:

About SCMR - TN

About Our Rescue Group...

We are dedicated to rescuing and caring for Maltese and other toy breeds (as room allows) who are either rescued from shelters, found as strays, or no longer wanted by their family.

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible. These little dogs need YOUR help now. SCMR takes in many "extreme-needs" Maltese and our vet bills can be very high. Every little bit helps. Additionally we can always use things such as dog beds, heartworm preventative, flea preventative, harnesses etc. Donations can be made out to SCMR and mailed to:

Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue
PO Box 2005
Chattanooga, TN 37409

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are in wonderful foster homes, throughout the US, primarily in the southeast.. We are sorry, but there is no "shelter" available for you to visit.

We are committed to finding the best home possible for each of our little ones, so that they don't end up in a similar situation down the road. Out of state adoptions are possible. The new owner is required to help with the transportation of the dog though, as we will not ship them. Additionally, all dogs requiring transportation must have a crate or seatbelt harness for their safety.

Can't adopt? Consider being a FOSTER PARENT. All foster homes undergo the same screening that an adoptive home will. You must be committed to the potential lifetime care of the animals and be responsible for helping select and qualify their forever homes. IF YOU CAN FOSTER, please fill out a FOSTER APPLICATION.

Our Adoption Process...

To be considered to adopt one of our babies, please fill out an APPLICATION. A PDF version of the application is also available for download. Adopting any animal takes a lot of commitment. We require an application, reference check, home visit, and adoption donations depending upon the age of the animal and the medical expenses. Each dog has had all vaccinations, been dewormed, heartworm tested (and treated if necessary), dental (if needed), spay/neuter, and any other medical attention he/she needs. The adoption fee helps recover a PORTION of the money spent on each rescued animal.
We need COMPLETED applications; we cannot start the adoption approval process unless we have a fully completed application.

If you do not supply complete information on your APPLICATION, we do not have time to track it all down. Vet contact information on your application is very important, please include it.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE BIO OF ANY DOG IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED SINCE THERE MAY BE ADOPTION RESTRICTIONS. We do NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10 years or homes with Electric Fences.

Homes with fenced yards are given preference to those without (all other things being equal).

Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and we all work full time in addition to doing rescue. Any help in speeding up the adoption process is appreciated. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

** NOTE** We do NOT encourage giving pets as GIFTS. However, you may pay the adoption fee as a 'gift' for your special someone, but we will require an adoption application to be completed by the adopter (recipient of your 'gift').

Our dogs come to us from various sources including shelters. We do not always know the full history of the dog, some have come from abusive or neglectful situations. We will share as much information on the dogs as we can with 'approved prospective homes'.

When an application is approved, the home check goes well, and all vet references and application information checks out, a signed and notarized contract is required to finalize the adoption process. MS Word and PDF versions of our Adoption Contract are available for download from our website,