Mopsy is a sweet girl who can take a little time to adjust - she absolutely adores some people right off the bat - women are easier for her to fall for - and she loves kids that are fairly calm, kid volunteers at Milo walk her and she is tail up and wagging and then wanting to snuggle on laps - but at other times she is reserved and avoids some people - she is not a fan of deep voices, loud noises. Mopsy has a bad heart murmur/ heart valve issue and likely can not undergo anesthesia for spaying - so she needs a very special home!
* Foster notes* Mopsy is amazing with kids and moms/ladies. Great with walking on leash and house broken. She seems scared of men inside the house.
*Shelter Notes* 10/2/15 "Mopsy is an approximately 4 year old female Maltese mix weighing about 10 lbs. She was found wandering in West Sacramento, and her family never came for her.
I checked Mopsy's teeth and tried to fix her hairdo, and she was nervous but tolerant. I also picked her up and carried her without any trouble.
During Mopsy's behavior evaluation, she was very timid and at first tried to avoid the testers. After a little while she did approach and sniff one of them, but ran away when they tried to pet her. When the other testers reached out a hand toward her, she growled. She readily gave up access to food and treats."
So, Mopsy spent quite a bit of time in foster care, she is a slow, picky eater and was quite thin - now she is back at Milo hanging out in a group of small dogs and enjoying the social activities mostly, she will occasionally join in some playtime - but mostly is independent and preferring to nap in the sun or lounge on her Kuranda bed or cushion. She is learning to relax and be brave and feel loved!
We are looking for a quiet home with adults and perhaps a quiet, calm child for Mopsy.
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