My name is Sporty and I’m a cute, sensitive and snuggly little Maltese boy that you might call a “portable pal”. I LOVE to go on walks and rides in the car – and, at 10 pounds, you can take me just about anywhere!
Now my life as a FurKid just started but I’m already learning how much good there is in the world! When my family dropped me off at the shelter they gave my name and age (I’m 11) then said “Goodbye”. I was sick and malnourished and soon also became bewildered. There was so much noise around me and I didn’t feel well at all. My face and mouth hurt a lot and I was not used to being held or cuddled. But let me tell you I’ve already decided that snuggles, cuddles and, oh yes! massages are the way to go—and I’m happy to be making up for lost time.
According to my foster Mom, I’m shy and a bit skittish initially but once I get to know and trust my person I’m a very different kind of fella. A calm and loving environment is perfect for a pup like me. I’m not a couch potato (more on that in a minute) but I do love to lie quietly on Mom’s chest, snuggling for all I’m worth (and she says that’s a lot!)
Speaking of what I like, well at the top of the list is walks! I walk well on a leash and have boundless energy to explore the neighborhood. Of course I’m so cute that people want to meet me. But I have a job to do on my walks and I’m doing my best to show Mom what a great little guy I am.
And, unlike many other FurKids, I am comfortable being the only pup in the house. Now I do get along with other dogs (Mom has two) but I don’t “need” them as I don’t have separation anxiety. When Mom is away I’m happy to sleep contentedly in my dog bed or on the sofa until she returns. At that point I greet her with a tail wag and kisses. That’s my way of showing how grateful I am for her loving care!
My Ideal Home:
- A patient person looking for a loving companion
- Someone home most of the time
- An adult (or adults) fine
- No other pups required
- Had dogs as an adult
- Recent/current dog experience
- Rescue dog experience a plus
Mom is hoping that there is a patient and loving person who is looking for a little diamond-in-the-rough (or is it ruff?) who will form the same kind of bond with me that I have with her. That would make me VERY happy and very grateful!
Spunky Stylish, Sensitive and Sprightly Sporty