My name is Shanti!

Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Shanti
Photo 1 - Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Shanti
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Mini Mighty Mutts

Facts about Shanti

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Shanti was among a group of 7 dogs dumped at a high-kill shelter by their owner, who was a backyard breeder. All dogs were in very poor shape with years of medical and emotional neglect. But it turns out that their owner dumping them was the start of a wonderful new life for this girl!

Shanti is estimated to be between 7-10 years old and weighs around 10 pounds. It's obvious from her actions that she has always lived in a smaller kennel and never known the freedom of being loose in a home or yard.

Shanti has a fabulous foster mom who has patiently let her learn to trust and enjoy new experiences. She is working on housetraining, but this is new to her so she will need a family with patience and the commitment to keep working with her.

Shanti is learning to walk on a leash and exploring outside. She is very affectionate with her foster mom and is wonderful with other dogs and cats. Shanti is spayed, has had an extensive dental, and is current on vaccines and microchipped.

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About Mini Mighty Mutts

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a nonprofit, 501(C)(3), all volunteer, limited admission small dog rescue organization funded by private donations and adoption fees. We are a group of individuals who are dedicated to rescuing small breed dogs who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or left behind by their former owners. Our belief is that companion animals are living beings who are not merely "pets" but family members. We strive to find homes for them who share this view. We are committed to providing them with a temporary home where they receive veterinary care, including spay or neuter, socialization, exercise, love and good nutrition until their forever home can be found. We do not discriminate against small dogs based on breed or physical disability.

Mini Mighty Mutts is a limited admissions rescue. We can only take in as many animals as our foster homes can safely and responsibly care for. We do not euthanize animals to make room for more. We simply stop taking in new animals until we have room. Each homeless dog will remain in our care until he or she finds a new home.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Every Saturday
Choice Pet Market
11am to 3pm
2131 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Our Adoption Process...

We require an application and a home visit prior to all of our adoptions. We do adopt out of state, and may have a representative from another rescue complete the home visit for us. Once the home visit is completed and approved, the dog is available for you to adopt! While this sounds like a lengthy process, it actually is often completed in a day or two. We have an adoption contract that is filled out at the time of adoption, along with adoption fee's collected at that time.
Our adoption fee's are
Under 1yr: $250
1yr to 9yrs: $200
10yrs and up: $150