Pearl is a 3 year old female Maltese / Chihuahua mix, about 6 pounds. Pearl (formally Little White Dog) was one of the 9/11 hoarding group and is the first to be offered for adoption. She is a very timid girl who takes a while to warm up. She attaches herself to one person and only one person. She will follow her foster around the house and sit next to her on the couch. She likes to be held but doesn't want to sit ON your lap. She does fine with other dogs but has yet to initiate play with any of her housemates, preferring to be with 'her' person. She is quiet and a picky eater, only eating at night in her crate after the lights go out. She will need a patient female person and a very secure environment, as she is considered a flight risk due to her fear level of new people and new things. She is learning to ride in the car and walk on a leash, but the outside world is terrifying being that she only knew one person and one house before coming to us. She was not exposed to life at all. She is a doll baby and worth the effort. Adoption contract and fee applies. All adoptable dogs can be met at adoption events hosted every weekend. For a list of scheduled events go to: https://www.facebook.com/SmidgetRescue/events . Smidget Rescue is not a shelter, and dogs cannot be seen at the Rescue location. All dogs are fostered throughout the Puget Sound area and are brought to the events where they can be met by prospective adopters. Additional pictures of adoptable dogs can be seen at: https://www.facebook.com/SmidgetRescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums. All adoptable dogs are spayed or neutered at 6 months of age or older, and always before being placed in their new homes. APPLICATIONS CAN BE OBTAINED BY EMAIL ONLY. Adoption process includes application, meet & greet, home visit and reference check. Email Jamie at [email protected] or click on the CONTACT link on this page. Notice: We do not ship dogs out of state. If you live within a five-hour radius of Seattle, WA, (such as Portland, Vancouver B.C., etc.), we can arrange for a home visit. If your home seems like a great fit for the dog you would like to adopt, you must then drive to meet the dog at one of our weekend events or at the fosters home.