My name is MARISSA!

Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix Dog for adoption in Burlington, Vermont - MARISSA
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MARISSA's Info...

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

MARISSA's Story...
Hi, my name is MARISSA! What’s yours? Nice to meet ya!

Hey! Before you get attached to me, read all the way to the bottom. You will see that I am still in Houston, TX but I want to get OUT of Houston and OUT of Texas so I can have a really good life. I want to see Texas in my rear view mirror. A nice person came along and took me in and, now, I am ready to hit the road to your house! Uh, make that “our” house, OK? As soon as you adopt me, I’ll be on my way to you! I am very excited to find my forever home.

I am a little Maltese/Poodle mix girl. I am 2-years old and I weigh 7 pounds. I am house-trained. I have had all of my shots and have been spayed and I'm ready to go to my new home with YOU! Those funny-looking 2-legged creatures also say that I am microchipped – whatever THAT is.

Wanna hear more good stuff about me? OK, here goes. I am doing quite well in my foster home waiting for you!

Guess what else? I am a very cuddly girl. So get ready to cuddle with me. OK? What do ya' say? Huh? I LOVE my peeps! I want to be your only dog because I'm bossy and, since I'm so cute, I get to be bossy with the little Yorkies I live with! Isn't that the way it works?

My foster mom loves me SO much that she only wants me to fly to my new home even if a pet transport truck was available. See my adoption information below.

If you would like to take me home (and you know you do), please email and she can get me on my way to a new and loving home! My adoption fee is $650 USD and includes my vetting, spaying, microchip, health certificate, travel crate AND transportation on United Airlines from Houston, TX to areas in the Northeast U. S., North Central U. S., Northwest U. S., and Canada and will be arranged by the rescue group. (This is a courtesy posting.)

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Facts about MARISSA

  • Breed: Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

MARISSA, a Burlington Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) for sale in Burlington, or seeking a Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) dog from a breeder in Burlington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Burlington 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 Burlington 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 Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) breeders who help with Maltese/Poodle (Miniature) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Burlington paves the way for another one to be saved.