When Mattie's rescuer walked down the aisle of the dismal New Mexico shelter, she was shocked to see the adorable (and extremely dirty and sad) Mattie tucked tightly into a cage...her time was up. Farfel's immediately got a call describing how incredibly cute and sweet this fuzzy little girl is..and the need to save her life. We immediately agreed and Mattie became a very treasured Farfel's dog. She earned a ticket to a wonderful new life in Colorado with her great personality and kind and positive attitude toward the world. At 2.5 years old and just about 14 lbs, this very beautiful pup is a blank slate waiting for positive input and guidance to be the best dog she's capable of being. We'd love to match Mattie to a family that will spend lots of time with this very portable girl. She's a perfect size to accompany her family just about anywhere...and would love it. Positive reinforcement group obedience class will not only provide socialization and great skills...but will cement the relationship between Mattie and her family. Farfel's is happy to provide a list of positive reinforcement (force free) trainers in your area. Mattie gets lots of attention when she's out and about with her foster...she's very engaging (while a bit shy at first) and as sweet as can be. She's also extremely eye-catching (that's difficult to see in her sad shelter photo). We're waiting for an updated photo that show Mattie's beauty..and her amazing dark and expressive eyes that speak of her desire to love and be loved. Mattie appears to be a fuzzy and adorable Terrier mix... but we would never swear to her specific breed combination (breed info is provided by shelters, vets and fosters). We just know for certain that she has the most beautiful white and chocolate coat that will be as soft as cotton once Mattie receives a sudsy bath and great nutrition. When Mattie turns that gentle look in your direction, you can't help but smile at her adorable ways. You can see just a bit of a sign that this young pup has had difficult times. But not for her to be negative..a smile and a wag is more Mattie's style. It's clear that she has left any pain behind. Farfel's Rescue is searching for an adult family (or with older, very gentle kids) for Mattie. It's not that she doesn't like young kids...we just feel she wouldn't be comfortable with any tail-pulling or awkward carrying. A retired couple or individual would be perfect for this girl. She would thrive on the time and attention that retirees often put into their pets. Mattie, once bonded, will be a loyal and positive companion....that makes her very easy to spend time with just enjoying the wonders of life in Colorado. Mattie would also enjoy time with dogs of similar size who can be gentle playmates. When you're only about 14 lbs, even a very well-adjusted pup can be intimidated by large, rambunctious dogs. We've requested that Mattie be spayed prior to her transport to Colorado. We're hoping that this will occur but often does not in these industrial areas where there just aren't enough vets. If it doesn't.. Farfel's is happy to cover all costs for Mattie's spay and microchip if our Denver vet is used. Mattie will be arriving on transport in Denver in late June...we'll update the exact day when information is finalized. Applications are currently being accepted for this sweet and devoted best friend and can be found at http://farfels.com/farfels-rescue/adoption-form/. If interested please fill out completely and submit. **PLEASE NOTE** - If you're truly interested in adopting Mattie, please be sure to fill out our adoption application. It's the only initial tool that we have to determine a great match for this very deserving girl. We're sorry, but in most circumstances, we're unable to get back to those that don't submit an adoption application. Thanks so much for choosing rescue.