Ruff Ruff! My name is Mala
found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Other Pets at Shelter...
|Breed:||Pug||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female|
Mala is super cute, chunky little monkey! She is 8 years old, which is really only middle-aged for pugs, so she has many good years ahead of her. Mala came to stay with us when her owner's fiance was determined to be allergic to her and to her pug friend, Millie. I have known Mala since she was a small puppy and it was my intention to have her stay with us in case her owner could ever take her back. After nearly a year though, I have realized that a crazy rescue house with new dogs coming and going all the time is not the ideal place for the pugs. They are getting older and deserve to have a more calm household with more one-on-one attention. Mala is very low-maintenance. She makes no messes in the house, she doesn't chew anything and she is completely house-broken. She is quite the little princess! She can't jump up on most furniture, so she has to be lifted up. She does have to sleep on the bed, and prefers her own pillow up at the top of the bed. This is how she has had it her whole life, so that needs to continue in her new home. An adopter needs to be aware that pugs snore! Mala's friend Millie is 11 years old. It would be nice if they went to a home together, as they are use to each other. However, they would likely do ok if separated. They have a strange relationship - they hang out together from time to time, but they don't really play together. Mala really likes it when we have puppies in the house, and she often tries to keep up with the big dogs too. She is good with small children. Her health is good. She is a pug, so she is naturally chubby. She eats low calorie food, but that doesn't seem to help much! She will be due for teeth cleaning soon. She is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations. Mala's adoption fee alone is $125 or $200 for Mala and Millie together. If you are interested in meeting Mala and/or Millie, please contact Delon.Washo@asu.edu or 602-295-4518.
Rescue Group Info...
AZ Prussian Snailhound Dog Rescue is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is committed to providing rescue and safe-haven for dogs in need. Most of the dogs we rescue are of mixed breeds. When we are out with our dogs and people ask, "What kind of dog is that?", my husband replies by saying, "It is a rare Prussian Snailhound. They are popular in Europe." Each Prussian Snailhound is unique and deserves a loving home! Please open your heart and your home to a rescue dog!
Our major focus is the rescue of stray dogs from the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation. Since July 2009 we have worked with other groups to rescue over 300 dogs and puppies. These are amazingly sweet dogs that have had to live off of the land and brave extreme heat, cold, rain, drought, coyotes, rattlesnakes, hunger, traffic and people who try to harm them. They deserve to have a proper home. This started out as a mission to save about 30 dogs who hung out behind the casino, as the casino managers saw them as a nuisance and were threatening to poison or shoot the dogs. We ended up saving way more dogs as we became aware that the problem extended far beyond the casino. Some of the adult dogs are extremely fearful of humans at first and require extensive rehabilitation in order to learn how to trust and become a member of the family. Once they realize how good home life is, they will be your best friend for life!
In addition to the rescue and rehabilitation of dogs from the Ft. McDowell Indian Reservation, it is our goal to work closely with the tribe to educate people who live on the Reservation about spay/neuter and to facilitate a low cost spay/neuter program. So far in 2011, 148 pets have been spayed/neutered on the Reservation!
Pets are in foster homes, so meetings are set by appointment only.
All interested parties need to request and fill out an adoption application. Application fees vary depending on age, temperament and health of the dog. Typically puppies are $200-275 and adults are $100-175.
Greater Phoenix area