• Melodie a Female Maltese-x Adopted from Animatch
  • Melodie a Female Maltese-x Adopted from Animatch
  • Melodie a Female Maltese-x Adopted from Animatch
  • Melodie a Female Maltese-x Adopted from Animatch


A Female Maltese-x presently Adopted

Melodie is back .... sadly!  Sometimes it's just not meant to be.  Melodie's seizures are under control; she is taking Phenobarbitol and will be for the rest of her life.  Because Animatch wanted to get a good idea of what type of home is required for Melodie, she is with a very experienced Foster Mom.  According to her Foster Mom, Melodie is a somewhat independant little dog who will let you know if and when she wants your attention.  She is not keen on being overly petted and cuddled.    It would appear that she has spend much of her life in a purse or being carried as she has no muscle in her legs; whoever adopts her must ensure that she gets exercised.  Yes, tiny dogs need to walk!  Her Foster Mom says that she has been quite predictable, except with her stuffies -- they really do make her mad but hey, no one is perfect.  Melodie is sharing her space with two dogs and a few cats.  An experienced adult home with no children would best suit this wee girl.  Animatch is looking for the home that can best meet Melodie's needs.  Although, the first time she was available for adoption, she had a huge number of applications, most did not meet the criteria.  We welcome all applications but please do ensure that you have read the bio.  If you would like to adopt Melodie, then please do fill in the Adoption Form.


mailUPDATE: Melodie again. First of all, let me thank ALL the people (and there are TONS) who are applying to adopt me.  I’m flattered.  Although I don’t mean to rain on your parade.... my adoption will be delayed for a while.  I had several seizures (possibly epilepsy) in the past few days and I need to be checked out by the Vet.  More news will follow.  I am with a Foster Mom now and she is keeping a close eye on me.  While I am with her, I am learning what toilet training is all about – there is still work to be done.  In the meantime, please continue to look at all the dogs on the Animatch website and of course on www.petfinder.com ... doesn’t matter where you adopt, as long as you adopt.


My name is Melodie and no need to impress me with fancy dog beds, designer collars, and a Gucci bag to carry me around.  That’s not the kind of pup I am, I care more about finding a home where I will never have to worry about being abandoned again.  I am a wee girl with some Maltese in my mix -– I tip the scales at 4 lbs.  My body may be tiny but I have a huge heart.  Somehow I ended up at Animal Control as another unclaimed treasure.  My pals here at the Centre tell me not to worry; life only gets better from now on.  I am a very affectionate girl and I love human attention.  I greet everyone with friendliness and enthusiasm.  Don’t think because I am small that you must carry me, I enjoy using my legs.  In fact, I have very little muscle in my hind legs and it is probably for the simple reason that I didn’t get to use them much!  So, daily walks should be part of my daily routine.  When you are ready for some love and affection, I will gladly snuggle with you.   Since I am so tiny, I do need a home without young children.  I like kids but young ones might trip over me or accidentally step on me; that would not be a good thing!   I know that when that right person enters my life it will be the best feeling in the world.   I assure you, you won’t find a better little lap companion.   I need to be special in someone’s life.  Would you keep me safe?  If you can give me my furever home, then please don’t hesitate.  Fill in that adoption form.


PS.  I was groomed after my photoshoot -- I am still very cute!

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More Details About Melodie

Status: AdoptedChildren:16 and over
Size:Very Small (4 lbs.)Energy:Low
Age:6 yearsCat friendly:Yes
Gender:FemaleDog friendly:Yes

More Details About Melodie

  • Status: Adopted
  • Breed: Maltese-x
  • Size: Very Small (4 lbs.)
  • Age: 6 years
  • Gender: Female
  • Grooming: Medium
  • Energy: Low
  • Children: 16 and over
  • Cat friendly: Yes
  • Dog friendly: Yes

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