My name is Mercedes!

Maltese Dog for adoption in House Springs, Missouri - Mercedes
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River City Chihuahua Rescue

Facts about Mercedes

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 4c48033731
Mercedes “My Sadie” is a fluffy, little white female Maltese that weighed 11 pounds on 08/09/16. This senior gal has so much affection to give her adoptive family. Sadie entered rescue in June 2015 when her previous owner abandoned her and another senior dog to a pet sitter. She and her “sister” (Princess Princess) have lived with the sitter/foster ever since. In the beginning, Sadie was in rough shape. Her lustrous white coat was so badly matted that she had to be completely shaved. It didn’t take long for her beautiful coat to grow in. She enjoys being brushed and groomed, so no more mats for her. Sadie also had a chronic, incurable eye condition that led to the removal of her left eye. She feels so much better now although her remaining vision is limited. She’s easy going, loves laps, ignores toys, and prefers humans to other pets but co-exists great with the other dogs in her foster home. She uses pee pads when indoors, but has an occasional accident. Sadie loves walks, car rides and naps. She sleeps soundly through the night, snuggled close by on her foster mom’s bed. To our knowledge, she is in good health and takes no medications. She is spayed, up to date on all shots, on monthly heartworm/flea preventives, heartworm negative, and microchipped. She also had a dental with several extractions. Mercedes My Sadie’s adoption fee is $250 with all vet work done.

About River City Chihuahua Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

In August, 2006, we branched off from a long association with Chihuahua Rescue and Transport in order to have a more local focus. You may have noticed that we have also branched off from rescuing only chihuahuas. As we were doing shelter pulls, it became harder and harder to pull chihuahuas for rescue and leave behind other small breed dogs that we knew were highly adoptable. So we started taking them also. Chihuahuas are first in our hearts but we have been very successful in finding wonderful homes for doxies, miniature pinschers and various terriers. If we have the means, the desire and the drive to rescue them as well, how could we not? I guess we should start calling ourselves River City Canine Rescue.

Come Meet Our Pets...


If you live near or are
willing to come to the St. Louis
area, we can usually make arrangements for you to
meet dogs between adoption events. We will need
to have an application in hand before a meeting takes
place. We check our email several times a day!

Our Adoption Process...

To apply, please go to

This will take you to our adoption application. Please copy, paste, complete and submit to

If you have trouble accessing our application via google docs, please send an email to our application email address ( and you will get an automated response containing our application. Please return it to: and we will respond as soon as possible.

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