Atomic, Dog, Maltese / Shih Tzu / Mixed

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Maltese / Shih Tzu / Mixed
Primary Breed: 
Maltese
Secondary Breed: 
Shih Tzu
Gender: 
Male
Mixed: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Small
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
Hi, my name is Atomic. I’m an albino Maltese and to be quite honest, I’m lucky to be alive. My so-called “family” (I still shudder when I think of them and how horrible they treated me) decided that I was just too different, so they loaded me up in the car one day (silly me – I got excited thinking that I was going for a ride), opened the door alongside the road and pushed me out. They literally DUMPED ME ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. I managed to make it on my own for several weeks, but I must tell you, that was the loneliest and scariest time of my life. I was certain I was going to die. I cried myself to sleep at night and during the day I walked and walked trying to find enough food to keep me alive. Finally . . . my lucky day came. A very nice man picked me up and although I was covered in dirt, mud and fleas and I had a broken rib (no wonder I was in so much pain), he decided that I deserved a second chance. He took me to a shelter where I received IV fluids, antibiotics and what felt like a spa treatment (although it was simply a bath). From the shelter, I found my way to my foster mom’s home. Although I love it at my foster mom’s house, I yearn for love and affection from my very own family. I have to share my foster mom with lots of other dogs and although I get along just fine with them, I like having all the attention to myself. Don’t you think I deserve at least that after all I’ve been through?  Just take one more look at my face and tell me that you haven’t already fallen in love. I know I look a little different, but I promise that if you just give me a chance, I will make a wonderful companion. I am approximately two years old and I weigh around eleven pounds – the perfect size for cuddling in your lap. I have beautiful blue eyes and my fur is white and cream colored. I am up-to-date on my shots and heartworm negative. I look forward to meeting you soon. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Please visit our Petinder home page to complete our online applicationhttp://www.petfinder.com/shelters/WV88.html orhttp://www.petfinder.com/shelters/VA515.html