I'm being cared for by: River City Chihuahua Rescue
Help me get seen & adopted!
Facts about Mercedes
Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
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.
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...
We will be at the Petco on Telegraph and 270 on SUNDAY, October 23, 2016 from 11 am to 3 pm. We'll have lots of pups and a few adult dogs as well.
3158 Telegraph Road St Louis, MO 63125 (314) 892-1172
IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT ME, CALL OR TEXT 314-504-5148. PREFER TEXT IF POSSIBLE. I CAN MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR YOU TO MEET ANY DOG ON OUR SITE. THANKS!!
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