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My name is Sweetie!

Mixed Breed (Small) Mix Dog for adoption in Meridian, Idaho - Sweetie
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Sweetie's Info...

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

Sweetie's Story...
This 2-3 year old lady arrived from Phoenix, AZ after being transferred between a couple of rescues. We learned that she had previously needed to be handled with leather arm gloves and that rescuers worked with her for several months to overcome what they described as “ptsd.”

Here’s what we’ve seen: a little pup whose name “Sweetie” belies a scared but sometimes sassy personality. She will growl to warn off people she doesn’t know or trust from approaching her kennel. With people she does trust, she will happily accept your food, retreat, come to the front of the kennel, retreat, then maybe hop on your lap for a walk -- but maybe not. Once she’s outside, she’s much happier, wagging her tail and looking for attention. Still, we’re looking for a savvy handler to adopt Sweetie and continue to work with her on her behaviors.

We don’t have a whole lot of information on this girl’s temperament yet. We haven’t tested her with other dogs very much, but she seems to be fine with dogs who are about her size. Because of her behaviors, we’d recommend a home with older children. She does try to keep her kennel clean here, and she does walk fairly well on a leash. Sweetie just needs a person who will earn her trust, provide structure and stability, and teach her how to behave around people.

Facts about Sweetie

  • Breed: Mixed Breed (Small) 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

Sweetie, a Meridian Mixed Breed (Small) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Mixed Breed (Small) for sale in Meridian, or seeking a Mixed Breed (Small) dog from a breeder in Meridian.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Meridian 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 Meridian 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 Mixed Breed (Small) breeders who help with Mixed Breed (Small) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Meridian paves the way for another one to be saved.