Not available for interstate adoption
Looking for love
Small Female Maltese Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Denise At Paws
- PetRescue ID:
- Westleigh, NSW
What a small delightful girl Tina Arena is. She can be a little nervous and shy but is progressing daily and now rolls over for tummy rubs and a little play. Tina is super quiet unless you are too slow with her food and she will let you know to hurry up. Tina loves her food and crunches through her biscuits but adores the wet food that goes on top the most.
Tina Arena has probably had a break to one of her front legs, our Vet has x-rayed the leg and said there is nothing that can be done to fix it other than amputation, that surgery would be done purely for aesthetics and as she has learnt to walk on three legs we have decided not to put her through any unnecessary surgery. Tina does use the leg to balance herself and she also grooms her face with it, she does very well and it doesn’t stop her having a great life. She has also learnt to use the leg to go up and down stairs and we think she is very clever.
Tina sleeps soundly on the bed with one of her foster sisters, or alternatively snuggled up among her blankets in one of the many beds on the floor with her other foster sister. She has become used to wearing her jumper on the cooler nights which we take off in the morning when she’s ready to run outside to toilet.
Tina is still learning to toilet outside and she is getting better every day. Her carer thinks that when she gets a little bit anxious she may have an accident or two in the house.
Tina is young at heart, loves her humans and follows her carer all around the house. While she likes being outside she prefers the shade to the sun. She will require an open door or a doggie door that she can manage to go in and out of for toileting. Tina’s coat was shaved off due to severe matting but is growing back now, grooming on a regular basis will be needed.
She would prefer someone home more often than not, a doggy companion to lay and play with and older children who will not be all over her.
Tina Arena comes desexed, microchipped, fully vaccinated, heartworm tested and she has had a dental. The adoption fee is $495. Tina Arena is not available for adoption outside of NSW (Except ACT). If you would like further information on Tina Arena, please email Denise
If you are interested in adopting one of our rescue dogs please email and tell us all about your family, other pets, lifestyle, accommodation and anything else relevant to your enquiry, this information helps us to know if the dog you are enquiring about will suit your family. As all of our rescue dogs are in foster care in private homes we know what our dogs want and need to keep them happy when they are adopted by their new family. Home visits are done to check fencing, meet family members and other animals in the home. Once the home check is complete you are welcome to visit the dog in his foster home and all going well the dog will go on a two week trial with your family. We are always happy to extend the trial period if necessary. If for any reason at any time the adoption fails please contact us immediately, we will always take our dogs back into care