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I was looking through some of the adoptable pet pages, and came across this adorable baby. I wish I could afford to go get her, but unfortunately I can't. But maybe someone looking, or just a fellow maltese lover might find it in their heart to give this baby a forever home.
Sunshine
 

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Originally posted by hambys97@Aug 4 2005, 08:16 AM
I just can't get my mind off of Sunshine!!!  Someone please tell me how to convince my husband to let my go and get her...
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I was just thinking the same thing!
She is very close to where I live! I was even half tempted to even call the phone # just to get information so I could pitch it to my hubby!!
 

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I was just thinking the same thing!
She is very close to where I live! I was even half tempted to even call the phone # just to get information so I could pitch it to my hubby!!

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I just noticed you are in WV. That's me! Where? I am in Hurricane. I would love to find another furbaby for my little Frosty to play with.
I also thought about calling for the info, and then beg, plead, and maybe even conjure up a few tears...

Do you think it might work?
 

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I was just thinking the same thing!
She is very close to where I live! I was even half tempted to even call the phone # just to get information so I could pitch it to my hubby!!

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I just noticed you are in WV. That's me! Where? I am in Hurricane. I would love to find another furbaby for my little Frosty to play with.
I also thought about calling for the info, and then beg, plead, and maybe even conjure up a few tears...

Do you think it might work?
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I'm close to Wheeling, WV. If you call, let me know the details. I just wonder if they have any background info on her? I would hate to talk him into it and then she had a bunch of health problems down the line, ya know? But I always think Abbey would be so happy to have a playmate!
 

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Okay! I broke down and called...what could it hurt? -_- But I only got a machine. I did leave a message and I will wait anxiously for a response. I'll also post a reply when/if I do get one.
 

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Just keep in mind that little Sunshine is a puppymill rescue so she will come with special issues. Puppymill rescues are often unable to be completely housebroken since they have gotten used to living in their own urine and feces. They can have habits like spinning and self mutilating from being confined most of their lives. Most are very fearful and not socialized to humans.

It takes a very special and patient person to rehab a mill dog, one who realizes not only their potential, but their limitations. I personally would recommend that anyone considering rescuing a mill dog do it through Northcentral Maltese so you would have the support and knowledge of their wonderful and experienced volunteers.
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Aug 4 2005, 08:57 AM
Just keep in mind that little Sunshine is a puppymill rescue so she will come with special issues. Puppymill rescues are often unable to be completely housebroken since they have gotten used to living in their own urine and feces. They can have habits like spinning and self mutilating from being confined most of their lives. Most are very fearful and not socialized to humans.

It takes a very special and patient person to rehab a mill dog, one who realizes not only their potential, but their limitations. I personally would recommend that anyone considering rescuing a mill dog do it through Northcentral Maltese so you would have the support and knowledge of their wonderful and experienced volunteers.
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I'm wondering if NCMR is the resuce they're talking about when they say that they are posting for a rescue group, since one of NCMR's key volunteers is in Ohio.

Are you sure she is a puppymill rescue? I may have missed it but I didn't see anything about the dog's history. ??
 

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Under Sunshine's picture, it has the name of the rescue group and "toy breed puppymill rescue" in parentheses.

I could be wrong, but I don't think Northcentral does any cross posting with other rescue groups.

I'm certainly not trying to discourage anyone from adopting Sunshine. I am 100% in favor of rescue - it's the only way I get my furkids. But I know firsthand how challenging even a rescue from a home situation can be and have heard from adopters of mill dogs on the many forums I have belonged to over the years how difficult the adjustment can be for both the dog and the adoptive family.
 

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I think the rescue listed below her pic is the one that is posting for the other rescue. But I could be wrong. I will let everyone now when/if I hear back from the contact lady. On a bright note
I talked to my husband after leaving the message. Nervously I mentioned that I found a baby malt that was for adoption in southern oh. I asked what he would think if I got some more info about this beauty. :eek: He said "if I come home today, and there is another Malt baby, that would be okay"!!!!
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So cross your fingers for me please. I am going to ask about the background and everything, but I have a gut feeling about this one that I have never had looking at any of the other rescues (not that they aren't all the cutest!).
 

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You can go to their website here to find out more about the group:

WolfSpiritsRescue.com

They do have a page explaining about adopting puppymill dogs:

Adopting a Puppy Mill Survivor

You just saw a dog on our web site and want it. Before you get excited about that cute little face you see and just have to have it please read on.

First remember adopting any pet is a lifetime commitment.. Please do not act on impulse.

Puppymill dogs do come with some issues you will have to accept.

They are not housetrained when they come to us and some may never catch onto the concept. They have lived for years in small cages where they pooped and peed at will. Many eat their own feces or that of another dog.

Many coming out of the mills are very fearful of people especially men. Time and patience is needed to gain their trust. Years of abuse and neglect are not easily forgotten in just a few weeks or months. Many times a smell, touch, or noise will remind them of something from their past life in a mill and they will have a set back. What you thought was your happy new pet has again become a scared little stranger. Years of abuse and neglect are the cause. Humans to them only caused pain and fear. They need to learn to trust again. They need patience, love and understanding. A commitment not for everyone.

Most will be very scared at first then become totally dependent on you. They may become attached to just one person in the home and become their protector. Some will be food or toy aggressive. Living in a mill many had to fight for their food. Weaker ones sat back until they could get a chance to sneak over to get a small morsel of food to eat. Many survived on their own feces or the feces of their puppies while they were still with them.

Many have a fear of crates or cages -reminders of their past life. Many have lost their teeth due to years of neglect. Those with some teeth left may need more frequent dentals than most dogs. They may have heart conditions from the years of tooth decay. Some develop joint problems because of years of being inactive in a cage. Some we aren't aware of until after they have been adopted.

Flattened feet are common from standing on wires for years. Some have a smell that just doesn't seem to go away after a bath. Years of urine, feces and filth have been embedded into the pores of their skin. Some take months of baths and a good diet to get it out.

They will be experiencing and learning many new things:

Housetraining, walking on a leash, knowing they will never be hungry again, experiencing a soft bed to lay their head, walking in the grass for the first time, playing with a toy and most of all that a human touch will not hurt them again.

The first time they experience many of these things may be frightening for some. But with each experience grows confidence just like a baby taking it's first steps. And with confidence, many can accomplish so much more. To sit and watch a puppymill survivor play for the first time and to receive that first doggie kiss brings tears of joy to your eyes like a proud parent. You know that the weeks, months of patience has helped a little survivor know the meaning of love.

Puppymill rescues are not perfect, but can learn just like a new puppy can. A home full of patience, love, understanding and a commitment is what these little ones need. A chance to be loved and spoiled like they deserve.

Are you that family?
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Aug 4 2005, 10:34 AM
You can go to their website here to find out more about the group:

WolfSpiritsRescue.com

They do have a page explaining about adopting puppymill dogs:

Adopting a Puppy Mill Survivor

You just saw a dog on our web site and want it.  Before you get excited about that cute little face you see and just have to have it please read on.

First remember adopting any pet is a lifetime commitment..  Please do not act on impulse.

Puppymill dogs do come with some issues you will have to accept. 

    They are not housetrained when they come to us and some may never catch onto the concept.  They have lived for years in small cages where they pooped and peed at will.  Many eat their own feces or that of another dog.

    Many coming out of the mills are very fearful of people especially men.  Time and patience is needed to gain their trust.  Years of abuse and neglect are not easily forgotten in  just a few weeks or months.  Many times a smell, touch, or noise will remind them of something from their past life in a mill and they will have a set back. What you thought was your happy new pet has again become a scared little stranger.  Years of abuse and neglect are the cause.  Humans to them only caused pain and fear.  They need to learn to trust again.  They need patience, love and understanding.  A commitment not for everyone.

    Most will be very scared at first then become totally dependent on you.  They  may become attached to just one person in the home and become their protector.  Some will be food or toy aggressive.  Living in a mill many had to fight for their food.  Weaker ones sat back until they could get a chance to sneak over to get a small morsel of food to eat.  Many survived on their own feces or the feces of their puppies while they were still with them.

    Many have a fear of crates or cages -reminders of their past life.    Many have lost their teeth due to years of neglect.  Those with some teeth left may need more frequent dentals than most dogs.  They may have heart conditions from the years of tooth decay.  Some develop joint problems because of years of being inactive in a cage.  Some we aren't aware of until after they have been adopted.

    Flattened feet are common from standing on wires for years.  Some have a smell that just doesn't seem to go away after a bath.  Years of urine, feces and filth have been embedded into the pores of their skin.  Some take months of baths and a good diet to get it out.

    They will be experiencing and learning many new things:

Housetraining,  walking on a leash,  knowing they will never be hungry again, experiencing a soft bed to lay their head, walking in the grass for the first time, playing with a toy and most of all that a human touch will not hurt them again.

The first time they experience many of these things may be frightening for some.  But with each experience grows confidence just like a baby taking it's first steps.  And with confidence, many can accomplish so much more.  To sit and watch a puppymill survivor play for the first time and to receive that first doggie kiss brings tears of joy to your eyes like a proud parent.  You know that the weeks, months of patience has helped a little survivor know the meaning of love.

    Puppymill rescues are not perfect, but can learn just like a new puppy can.  A home full of patience, love, understanding and a commitment is what these little ones need.  A chance to be loved and spoiled like they deserve.

Are you that family?

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I ont think that Sunshine is from that rescue, shes from another person in a rescue that might not be from a puppymill, I'm confused
 

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Crossposting for another rescue. Please contact Vicki 740-472-9828 NOT this rescue. This dog is in southern OH SUNSHINE OH, MY WHAT A DOLLBABY!!!!!!!! SWEETER THAN SHE IS CUTE! VERY SMALL!! LOOKING FOR WONDERFUL HOME, TO BRING HER BEEMING PERSONALITY TO! $350. ADOPTION[/B]
That quote above is from the rescue. It (the listing) is not from WolfSpirit's Animal Shelter Inc.
 

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Originally posted by AJ+Aug 4 2005, 11:44 AM-->
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Gotcha! Guess we'll find out more about Sunshine when she gets a call back!
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I cant wait!!! She doesnt look like a baby though it says that.
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I think they consider them a baby up to a year. Then from like 1 year to 3 years is young. Then adult until about 7 or 8.

If this is wrong please correct me.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Aug 4 2005, 11:46 AM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 4 2005, 11:44 AM
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Gotcha! Guess we'll find out more about Sunshine when she gets a call back!
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I cant wait!!! She doesnt look like a baby though it says that.
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I think they consider them a baby up to a year. Then from like 1 year to 3 years is young. Then adult until about 7 or 8.

If this is wrong please correct me.

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Oh, I think youre proably right
 
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