Jan 12, 2008

Meet Chantilly, a Rescue Maltese

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Chantilly is a six-year-old, seven-pound Maltese who suffered years of abuse and neglect as a breeding dog at a puppy mill. She was rescued from a local pound and was scheduled to be euthanized at the time of her rescue.

Living a life at a puppy mill can be horrific, and Chantilly has spent most of her six years locked in a cage. In spite of such unpleasant conditions, though, she is a sweet little dog who needs a patient, quiet home in which to blossom. We are working on housebreaking Chantilly and teaching her basic social skills, such as walking on a leash and going outdoors on her own.

The ideal home for Chantilly would be one that recognizes that this dog needs some time and a lot of love to overcome the years of neglect. She is easily startled by loud noises and sudden movements, though she has already started wagging her tail and showing signs of fondness for the people in our home.

Chantilly will provide many years of love for the right home, but she would probably best thrive in a house with regular routines and a lower level of activity. For more information on Chantilly, or any other rescue dog, please visit the Planned Pethood website.

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