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Joined this forum to share the love of the Maltese breed I have with others who feel similar! I recently lost the best friend I have ever had, my 15 year old Maltese, Purdy. She was my everything. Wont go into the sad details. Anyways, I worked at a local dog rescue for a short period of time and wouldnt ya know it they brought in a Maltese one day. My boss hands her to me and says "Say hi to your new mama!" So yea I put up the whole oh no I cant have her fight and tried my best to not look into those big, brown, needy eyes. To say the least, I caved. She is now home for good and her new name is Roxy. She's only been here about 10 days but shes fitting in fairly well with my other two dogs - Bronco, a 10 month old Boxer/Lab/Pound puppy mix, and Barna, a 10+ year old Benji/Terrier mix - putting on weight (she is still very thin) and progressing with training. I'm not sure what exactly happened to this poor little baby, but I can tell you that she was not taken care of previous to being in my home. She was found on the side of the road, horribly matted, they had no choice but to just shave her down. Shes not spayed and has no microchip. My best guess is shes about 2 years old. I doubt she had ever been in a house before. When I brought her home she was all over tables, scared of things, just not acting like a dog who had seen a home environment. Anyways, sorry for my ramble. I hope to get to know everyone soon!
 

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Welcome to SM and please share pics of your little new Roxy. :)
 

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:Welcome 2: Bridgette - welcome and thank you so much for looking into those brown eyes and saying yes and rescuing her. You know that's what your heart was saying so your mouth had nothing to do with it:) I'm so sorry that you lost Purdy but look what you've given Roxy.
:crying: That poor little girl. I wonder if she was from a puppy mill since you don't think she lived in a house. I'm sure it will take her a while to learn but she'll have the love she never knew.What did a vet say about her? And you know you can get info on anything for her here.
Just be a little careful with her around Bronco since he might not know his strength and she's fragile. I'm no expert by a very long shot but you might not want to leave them alone together when you aren't supervising -- maybe have her fenced off. You'll also need to get her spayed probably sooner than later.
Can't wait to see pictures and so happy you found us.
 

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Welcome this is the perfect place for all things malt.
We love pictures.
 

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Welcome to SM. Can't wait to see pictures.

I agree with Susan, some precautions need to be taken with larger dogs.
Good for you taking this poor little rescue.

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welcome to SM ! thanks for rescuing roxy and cant wait to hear about her blossoming ... we want pics.
 

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Thanks so much for the warm welcome everyone! Here are a few point and shoots. You can see how stained and dirty her fur on her feet still is, after about 4 baths. It will take some time to get her coat back. She looks like a little white lion right now lol.

Here is Roxy and Bronco chillin in bed


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To show how thin she is
 

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poor skinny baby found herself a good mommy thats gonna fatten her up , shes beautiful!
 

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Oh, that poor baby. How lucky for her that you have her. I'm sure she'll thrive with you. :aktion033: Welcome!
 

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:Welcome 2: Bridgette - welcome and thank you so much for looking into those brown eyes and saying yes and rescuing her. You know that's what your heart was saying so your mouth had nothing to do with it:) I'm so sorry that you lost Purdy but look what you've given Roxy.
:crying: That poor little girl. I wonder if she was from a puppy mill since you don't think she lived in a house. I'm sure it will take her a while to learn but she'll have the love she never knew.What did a vet say about her? And you know you can get info on anything for her here.
Just be a little careful with her around Bronco since he might not know his strength and she's fragile. I'm no expert by a very long shot but you might not want to leave them alone together when you aren't supervising -- maybe have her fenced off. You'll also need to get her spayed probably sooner than later.
Can't wait to see pictures and so happy you found us.

Thanks for the welcome! I honestly have no idea where she came from. And I'm shocked she made it as long as she did. I live in a fairly heavily populated area with highways, lots of people, not to mention the other stray animals that could have hurt her, oh and right now the heat index is 108*. The vet said she was in relatively good health, she was just very dehydrated, under weight, and in need of lots of TLC. She got all her shots, dewormed, yada yada. I will prob be taking her in for another appointment next week to check on her progress, see when she will be ready to be spayed, and ask about a small lump I found at the base of her neck/shoulder area that I dont remember Purdy having. As for her and the big dogs, Barna is awesome with her. When I got Barna I had Purdy (Maltese), Tweetie (Yorkie), and Buddy (Chihuahua), so she is like yea another little one, big deal lol. Bronco is a good boy with her also, but he had never seen a dog as small as her (shes 5lb, 6oz today :chili: putting on weight!) so he was verrrrrryyyy curious, it was so cute lol. But she was terrified of him when they met. :hiding:After some gentle introductions though, she has become much more confident and comfortable around him. Bronco has always been a very gentle dog, the most laid back pup I've ever met. But like you said, precautions need to be taken for everyones wellbeing. Since Roxys been here I've been home 99% of the time, but I do have a life outside my house. In the next few days I plan to go buy one of those dog gates with the "small pet" door so she can have a space of the house without the big dogs. Of course if I knew I was getting another dog, all of this would have already been taken care of before her arrival lol. She is still having some difficulties with house training. :smilie_tischkante: The dogs have a doggie door so they can go to the backyard whenever they want. She will go through the dog door and go outside, but only if I go out the door and into the backyard with her... :smhelp:I'm not quite sure what the next step is to get her to do this by herself... Anyways, thanks for the welcome everyone and we are so glad to be here!!!:SM Rocks!:
 

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And thanks so much for the rescue of that precious little girl. I've been a member only since June and have found it invaluable!
 
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