My name is Abby!

Papillon/Maltese Mix Puppy for adoption in La Mirada, California - Abby
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Abby's Info...

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

Abby's Story...
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Apply to FOSTER:

Foster parents have the first option to adopt. We will provide all you need to foster.

Weight: 10 lbs

Age: 7 months

Personality: Very friendly, playful, extremely sweet, affectionate. She is energetic and can jump anywhere. Abby loves to explore and go behind the sofa, TV, and find a way to be on the dining table. She will lick everything, so needs supervision all the time and put in a play pen when unattended. She is teething right now and will need plenty of appropriate chew toys, so she doesn't use your hands!

Coat: Short, silky, soft, does shed a little

Training: Knows how to sit. Food motivated and smart, so easy to train.

Potty trained: 50% and still in process. Foster mom is training her and reports that her potty times are predictable. She is very smart and learns quickly!

Health: Excellent health. Ears, eyes, heart, hips, knees good. Has an overbite.

History: Abby's original owner dumped her at a pet shop in Korea. The pet shop owner didn't want her and told people she would sell her to a farmer's market that was known to be a dangerous place for dogs ending up in the dog meat trade. A nice lady saved her upon hearing this news and tried to find her a furever home. Sadly this cute puppy didn't get any interest from potential adopters, since she was a mixed breed. So here she is!

Fostered in: West Hollywood, CA (Southern California applications only.)

Type of home: Would make an excellent family dog since she loves kids. She would also make a great companion for a single person who wants to spend time with their dog. Abby will need an adopter willing to train her, since she is just a puppy, but she is very quick to learn. She will likely stay small, so she would be an excellent dog to take with you traveling! Abby has a wonderful personality and would make a good candidate to be trained for therapy dog work.

Crate trained: Yes

Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes

Adoption fee (non-refundable): $300

All dogs are fully vetted, tested for heartworm, microchipped, and up to date with vaccinations.

Our adoption process looks like this:

1. Adoption application review by WHDR board
2. Adoption application approval
3. Meet and greet
4. Home safety check
5. Final approval and adoption finalized

Our volunteers, donors and adopters mean the world to us! Without you, we couldn't do what we do - saving the lives of abused, neglected and abandoned dogs and providing them with a loving forever home.




Facts about Abby

  • Breed: Papillon/Maltese Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female


Why Adoption is a Great Option

Abby, a La Mirada Papillon/Maltese puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Papillon/Maltese for sale in La Mirada, or seeking a Papillon/Maltese puppy from a breeder in La Mirada.

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