Monday, August 24, 2015

Maddie and Mattel

My friend, Amy, and I found a 10 week old chiweenie (Chihuahua X Dachshund mix) in a parking lot for a walking trail.
We had just finished walking our greyhounds when this little nugget comes running down to us. We scooped her up and looked around for someone that might be missing her and found no one. So I took her home.
I named her Mattel.... toy company name for a toy sized dog. Her nails were really long... especially for her age... and she was covered in fleas. Plus who just loses a 5 pound, 10 week old puppy. Yet she seems too young for someone to have tired of and dumped already.  

The next day, I took her to the vet. We got her started on her vetting and scanned her for a microchip.... none of course.  I also returned to the park 3 times over two weeks and no lost dog signs were posted.  I was confident that whoever lost her, did not deserve her back and we could find her a much better home.

 We placed her through Road Trip Home who transported her to Animal Welfare Society in Maine. She will be ready for adoption in a week or so.  I am sure she will get adopted on the first day.
Maddie was amazing like she always is with fosters, but she was very good with the very under sized rascal.

I had a lot of fun watching them play.

And after two weeks it was time to say goodbye. Good luck, Mattel!