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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-14-00166  (female)

Maltese    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Vaccinations Current 

     Isolde (yes, that's her original name!) or Izzy for short is a wee Maltese (5 and 1/2 pounds) who just came into our rescue as the result of owner surrender due to a change in life circumstances. She was initially a bit bewildered at finding herself suddenly in a new home but has quickly come out of her shell. Izzy is a pretty doll baby with lovely soft and silky hair, which she enjoys being stroked. She is a mellow little girl who rarely barks and who gets along well with other dogs and people. She enjoys walks and loves to run joyfully around the yard. Izzy is 8 years old but with her puppy haircut, you'd never know it. (Maltese are one ... (Read More)of the longest-lived dog breeds due to their general good health and frequently live well into their teens). Izzy would get along well in just about any home but should not be adopted by a family with young children due to her small size. Izzy is house trained but, like most rehomed pets, will need a refresher when she goes to her new home. Izzy will be going in to see the vet for a check up and a dental soon so will be available for adoption in a few weeks. Apply by going to Free Extras! First grooming free from 10% first boarding stay at They will donate whole stay to Caring Hearts Rescue! FREE Dog Training consult with positive dog trainer (Less)

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Caring Hearts Rescue
Fairfax County Springfield, VA MAP IT!


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Rescue Me ID: 14-04-08-00273Frida Kahlo (female)

Maltese Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Fearful/Anxious 

    Help us help Frida Kahlo (formerly Riley)! This adorable little girl has been in our care for nearly a week and is doing really well. This 2-3 year old shih tzu / maltese mix came into the shelter as an owner surrender and was utterly terrified. She exhibited aggressive behavior toward shelter staff and strangers which stems from fear. Her coat was also matted. After walking her outside of the shelter, I saw huge potential and decided to foster her. It didn't take long for her to come out of her shell and her true colors to show. On day two, we took Frida to the groomer. She is now sporting her new spring look and feeling like a million ... (Read More)bucks! We introduced her to other dogs and, to our surprise, she really likes most other dogs! She prefers doggy pals who are closer to her size, or, are submissive to her. Frida also loves chew toys, stuffed animals, and balls. She can be super playful! She also loooves going on walks with her humans, and has good leash manners. We have learned that Frida is house trained. She had not been crate trained, but we are working on that and she is doing very well. She sleeps the entire night in her crate, but you have to cover it with a blanket so she can't see out. She barks for about 5 minutes before settling down. We're working on teaching her basic commands. She does know 'WAIT' 'COME' and 'OFF' but we're still working on 'SIT.' She also has pretty good recall. Frida will need to work with a K9 behavioral specialist to address her fear of strangers... but once she gets to know you, she is a HUGE cuddle bug!!! She is the epitome of a lap dog. She loves her humans (foster moms, friends, and family) but needs a little time to warm up to anyone else. We do NOT recommend a home with small children, as she can be unpredictable around them. She also likes to chase cats, so a house without cats is preferred. We absolutely adore this little girl... We are hoping to find her the PERFECT home with loving, patient people who will give her a new lease on life. She so deserves it. If you're interested in meeting Frida Kahlo AKA Riley, please call Richmond Animal Care and Control at (804) 646-5573 to schedule a meet and greet or stop by 1600 Chamberlayne Ave, Richmond, VA 23222 to fill out an adoption application. Approved applicants will have to meet with us, the foster parents, to ensure that Frida is going to a home that will best suit her. :) (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Richmond (City) Richmond, VA MAP IT!

Jules Ransdell 804-380-6795

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Maltese in Virginia
    Maltese Dogs can make good pets in Virginia if they match your IifestyIe. The Maltese is a beautiful, silky, long haired lap dog. Maltese are smart, devoted, playful companions. Maltese do not like to be teased by children. Housebreaking can be a challenge. Maltese do well living in apartments if they are walked every day.

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lnteresting Maltese Trivia Low-Cost Virginia Spay & Neuter Clinics
    Maltese are unusually prone to playing in puddles. Maltese were popular with women in the middle ages, and would often be carried in their sleeves, earning them the nickname the Roman Ladies Dog. Marie Antoinette was one of many royals and famous people to have owned Maltese.

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Virginia Animal Rescue
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Loudon County - Middleburg 20118
Middleburg Humane Foundation 540-364-3272

Fairfax County - Centreville, Virginia 20122
Prevent a Litter Coalition 888-SPAY-4-VA

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22204
Capital Animal Care 703-486-0303

Arlington County - Arlington VA 22206
Animal Welfare League of Arlington 703-931-9241

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Feral Cat Coalition 703-538-1921

Arlington County - Arlington, VA 22207
Metro Ferals 703-528-7782

Arlington County - Arlington 22210
SPAY Inc/SPCA of Northern VA 703-522-7920

Alexandria City - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Alexandria Animal Shelter 703-838-4775

Alexandria County - Alexandria, Virginia 22304
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria 703-838-4774

Winchester County - Winchester, VA 22601
SPCA -- Winchester 540-662-8616

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
Cat's Cradle 540-438-5222

Harrisonburg County - Harrisonburg, Virginia 22802
Shenandoah Valley Clinic 540-437-1980

Charlottesville City - Charlottesville, Virginia 22906
Charlottesville SPCA 804-973-5959

Orange County - Orange 22960
Orange County Animal Shelter 540-672-1124

Fluvanna County - Troy, VA 22974
Fluvanna SPCA 434-591-0123

Hanover County - Ashland, Virginia 23005
Hanover Humane Society 877-463-8837

Goochland County - Crozier, VA 23039
PetFix Coalition 888-PET-FIX1

Louisa County - Louisa 23093
SNAP Louisa (Spay/Neuter All Pets) 540-967-3573

Goochland County - Manakin-Sabot 23103
For the Love of Animals in Goochland 804-342-6975

James City County - Williamsburg, VA 23185
Heritage Humane Society 757-221-0150

Richmond County - Richmond 23220
Richmond SPCA/Robins-Starr Humane 804-521-1300

Chesapeake City - Chesapeake 23321
Meower Power 757-399-0001

Richmond County - Richmond, VA 23221
PAL Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23221
PreventALitter Veterinary Hospital 804-359-MEOW

Richmond County - Richmond 23231
Richmond HERO 804-788-HERO

Isle of Wight County - Smithfield, VA 23431
Isle of Wight Humane Society 757-357-4214

Virginia Beach County - Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Virginia Beach SPCA 757-739-9306

Roanoke County - Roanoke, VA 24016
Angels of Assisi Spay/Neuter Clinic 540-344-8707

Pulaski County - Dublin, Virginia 24084
Pulaski County Humane Society 540-674-0089

Floyd County - Floyd, VA 24091
Floyd County Humane Society 540-745-7207

Henry County - Martinsville 24112
SPCA of Martinsville-Henry County 276-632-0548

Franklin County - Rocky Mount, VA 24151
Planned Pethood Clinic 540-489-3491

Salem County - Salem 24153
Salem Animal Shelter 540-375-3038

Bristol County - Bristol, VA 24202
Margaret B. Mitchell Spay/Neuter Clinic 276-591-5790

Bristol County - Bristol, Virginia 24203
Holly Help Spay/Neuter Fund 276-466-5375

Augusta County - Staunton, Virginia 24401
Augusta Regional SPCA 540-885-7722

Bedford County - Bedford, VA 24523
Bedford Humane Society 540-586-6100

Campbell County - Evington 24550
South Central Spay/Neuter Clinic 434-821-4922

Tazewell County - Falls Mills, VA 24613
Pet Haven Rescue Center 276-326-3483

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