My name is Dr. Teeth!

Maltese/Bichon Frise Mix Dog for adoption in Spring City, Tennessee - Dr. Teeth
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Dr. Teeth's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Dr. Teeth's Story...
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Dr. Teeth's Information:

Dr. Teeth is a very sweet, easy-going little old man. He is unsteady in his walking most likely due to the arthritis in his hips and runs like a turtle. He is housebroken, very good with his potty issues. He eats well even without teeth, but needs soft food and he likes yogurt. He has some skin issues and loss of hair. Some of it seems to be improving with a short trim, twice weekly medicated baths and the use of Mederma cream on a scar on his hip. He allows his eyes to be cleaned gently and drops to be put in them when needed. He is not much on the idea of having his little feet messed with so a nail trim is about all he has gotten so far. He loves being near his person and likes to snuggle in the big bed. He is a gentle, loving old soul.


Dr. Teeth was found by a young woman in her yard just acting lost and confused. She took him in, cleaned him up, took him to the vet, posted pictures, all the right things. His condition was really quite bad when he turned up except that he was well fed. He had mats on his back end that prevented him from walking easily and made it almost impossible for him to go to the bathroom. He was also dirty and matted all over and had really long nails. After about 4 days, the daughter of the man he belonged to saw one of the flyers and called about him. When his owner saw him all he said was "hello, Lewis". He also said that he thought he had probably gone off to die somewhere. The next thing the young woman knew about him was that someone from the vet's office where she had taken him called to see if they could release information on him. That was when Doris had pulled him from the Animal Control where he had been surrendered. The rest, as they say, is history. He has had all his rotten, abscessed teeth removed, and some other much needed care. He still needs some dental surgery to try to close up the oral-nasal fistulas where the canines were removed in order to lessen the chance of any infection. Because of his age and his condition to date, he still needs to have some blood work done and maybe some additional vaccinations. He says "thank you" to everyone who has helped him get to a place where he can be loved and nap as much as he wants!

Sex: Male

Breed: Maltese / Bichon mix

Age: approx. 13yrs old

Level of blindness: Can see some out of right eye

Cause of eye issues: Cataracts

Health issues: Dr. Teeth as NO teeth; also has two oral fistulas where canines were removed.

Weight: 8.5lbs

Good with dogs: YES

Good with cats: YES.

Good with kids: Don't know, assume yes since he is so sweet

Currently being fostered in: Tennessee, but BDRA will arrange transport to an approved adopter.

To view more pictures and videos of Dr. Teeth, please visit: Dr. Teeth's Page

If you would like to adopt Dr. Teeth, please fill out our adoption application.

If you would like to donate to Dr. Teeth's care, please send to:

PO Box 63401
Philadelphia PA 19114

Facts about Dr. Teeth

  • Breed: Maltese/Bichon Frise Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Dr. Teeth, a Spring City Maltese/Bichon Frise dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Bichon Frise for sale in Spring City, or seeking a Maltese/Bichon Frise dog from a breeder in Spring City.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Spring City 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 Spring City 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/Bichon Frise breeders who help with Maltese/Bichon Frise rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Spring City paves the way for another one to be saved.