My name is Irresistible and Inimitable Issa – and I’m six years old and six pounds of Maltese portability. I’m the kind of girl that wants to go where you go (always!) sit on your lap (as often as I can), cuddle under your chin (I do it very well), sleep in your bed (ah, perfection!) and be a part of everything you do. In other words, I’m an irresistible companion with an incredible need for love.
My story is all too familiar. My former family had me from the time I was a puppy and for almost six years. I went everywhere with them and liked that a lot. They dressed me up (I have quite a wardrobe) and life was fine. Then last August I had this thing called a ‘seizure.’ They took me to the vet who gave me these tiny little pills (I take 2 every day and I’m a champ!). And the best news is that I’ve never had another one! But then my family decided to move and didn’t want me anymore. They ‘surrendered’ me to the kind vet who took care of me until I became a FurKid.
Now life is good again. I get to go on car rides (I’m great in a car), go on walks (one of my favorite things to do and I’m simply amazing to walk!), I’m housebroken (I’d love a yard but I’m fine with a walk schedule) and I know a few commands (Sit and stay are my best ones!). My favorite thing to do (other than sit with my human) is to play with my pink squeaky ball. I like to carry it around and will ask you to throw it. Then I will run to catch it and, when I’m all done, I roll on top of it and get a massage. My foster mom says that’s adorable!
I’m definitely the cuddliest of cuddlebugs and, like most of my Maltese breathren, I’m a ‘talker.’ Mom says I’m very expressive and have a lot I need to say. When I meet new people at home or am in new situations I often am scared and barky initially. But when Mom picks me up and tells me “Issa, it’s ok”, I know I’m safe and I settle down right away.
My Ideal Home:
- Someone I can be with all of the time
- No other dogs in the home (but I enjoy meeting them on walks!)
- Adults only
- Have had dogs as an adult
- Recent/current dog experience
- Rescue dog experience a plus
So if you are looking for a tiny, cuddly, curious, chatty and adorable little girl and want a pup to become the center of your universe, then I’m the one for you.
Please complete our adoption application and we will get back to you. Please also note that if you do not meet the criteria for my forever home, you will not hear back from us. (Sorry. We are all volunteers and have other FurKids to save and place, too. Thanks for understanding!)