This shy little girl is Karlee. She is a Maltese who weighs just over 8 pounds and is 8-10 years old. We aren't sure exactly how old as she has already lost all her teeth due to poor care in her previous situation. She came to use from a hoarder and was not well cared for. Thankfully, despite her neglect, she is heartworm negative but she does have a small heart murmur. She doesn't currently need mediation for her condition and it doesn't seem to have any significant impact on her energy level or general well being. Karlee gets on fine with the other dogs in the foster home. She tends to keep out of their way mostly, as if she isn't sure about how they will react to her, but we have caught her sleeping with two of them when she thinks nobody is watching! We take this as a good sign that she will become more and more confident as time goes by. Given that she is so skittish and shy, she would not be good around very small children and would need some supervision otherwise until she is relaxed and settled in her new home. A fenced in yard is recommended as with her being so skittish, she could easily be startled and run away until she gets to know you. She is not fully housebroken yet and her foster is working on her housebreaking skills. She is on a regular schedule to go outside every couple of hours and while the foster has tried to encourage her to use a puppy pad when inside the house, so far she has not. We do not recommend crating her as she is so skittish and generally fearful. If she is left in the house for any reason she usually stays in her bed and sleeps by herself until you return. She does not appear to want to sleep in the big bed with the rest of the pack, at least not so far. She prefers to be in her own bed nearby. She would be fine in a home with another dog as long as it was very laid back and gentle. Karlee is an affectionate dog once she is used to you and, once she feels safe with you and knows her surroundings, she will follow you around the house. She likes to be held or to sit in your lap and be petted. She hasn't shown any interest in playing with the other dogs in the foster home but she is companionable with them. They are all older dogs and so is she. Perhaps their crazy playing days are over and, much like us, they all enjoy a nap in the afternoon as they get older! Karlee has not had an easy life until now. She has earned her time to come with a loving family who will care for her unconditionally as she enjoys her first experience as somebody's beloved pet. Will you be her companion to help her she navigate her way through her golden years?
Applicants must live with in a two hour drive of Pensacola, FL. to even be considered.
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