Posted Aug 5, 2011 at 10:11 am in Latest News


CongRATulations to the Karrin/Malmut family!

Can you say hello to Miss Dixie?  Dixie is a tiny little girl, about 10 pounds.  We know someone used to love her, because she was spayed, housebroken and kept on heartworm preventive.  Then how in the world was she dumped at a lakeside park and how did she end up at a rural shelter on death row?  We sure can’t explain it, but she’s safe now, in a ResQ foster home.  Dixie was found abandoned at the park, terrified and with an injured foot.  Dixie loves attention, and just melts in your lap when you pick her up.  But she is still a bit timid, and will run and hide if you chase her.  It’s best to just sit down and call her.  She’ll come to you, with her whole body wagging in excitement.  Dixie is estimated to be about 3 or 4 years old.  She is housebroken, and depends on you to let her outside or use a doggie door.  She is quiet and docile, and seems to love everyone.  But people walking upright towards her still frightens her, for now.  We think she would do okay in a home with older children, but fast-moving toddlers would probably scare her.  Whoever adopts her will need to give her a week or so to adjust to new surroundings, because she’s been through a lot in her short life.  Her rear foot was injured while she was a stray, and two of the toes were broken and healed improperly, but that doesn’t slow her down one bit.  She uses her foot just fine!  For photos of Miss Dixie in her foster home, check her album often.  You can find it here:

3 comments so far:

  1. Trudy Karrin said:

    My fiance & I live in Long Beach. Our 15-year-old Rat Terrier passed away recently, and we’d love to welcome another Rat Terrier into our home. We have another dog, Cotton (Peke/Pom mix), who is from a rescue group. Please let me know if Miss Dixie is still available for adoption.

    posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:07 pm
  2. Cora said:

    Yes, she is available, and she’s a terrific little dog! Please fill out an app, and you will be put in touch with her fostermom, for any questions you may have. Thanks!

    posted July 12th, 2011 at 2:38 pm
  3. Trudy Karrin said:

    Dixie is truly A JOY! She is very, very happy here in her “furever” home. We love her to pieces!!

    posted July 30th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

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