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Emily Maltese & Poodle Mix Long Beach, CA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
  • Apricot / Beige , White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

Meet Emily

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Emily is a total sweetheart. Based on a DNA test, she is a Maltese and Poodle, or “Maltipoo.” She is cream colored, with apricot coloring on her back, and weighs about 10 lbs. Emily was rescued from the San Bernardino Shelter, after she had been hit by a car and surrendered, as a stray. She incurred a large laceration to her abdomen (which is now healed) and a soft tissue injury to her front left leg, and with treatment, these issues are now resolved. Emily was a very lucky girl to not be killed or severely injured! We think she probably rolled underneath the car and therefore, did not incur any fractures.

Upon a vet check, Emily is deemed to be about the age of 5/6. Whoever had her did not really provide her with good care. One of the things we did for her was give her a thorough dental cleaning under anesthesia, as it was obvious that she had been ignored there. She did have to have several problem teeth removed, but she is back to eating (small bit) kibble, and her teeth are now in good shape! Her coat is a bit wiry looking, but soft, and though I do not get the sense that she has the type of coat where regular grooming is needed, she can be groomed now and then for a more kept look. I would say, based on her breed and look, that Emily is a low to no shedding dog.

Emily’s personality is just as darling as her looks. She is a bit shy until she knows her surroundings, but she is basically unafraid, very sweet, and is also fine with all dogs. She is often found sharing the same pet beds with the other dogs. Emily spent her first weeks at the rescue recuperating, but as she felt better, her goofy and playful side came out. In and of herself, she is not really described as playful, but when other dogs are playing, she gets in the mix with her socially awkward attempts to play. She gets involved in the best way she knows how!

Emily is also a cuddle bug. If I am working in the office, she just finds a pet bed and lies near. However if I am sitting in a chair in the living room, she can be attention seeking, wanting to sit in my lap. She loves to be a lap dog! Her personality is basically easy going, and we have seen no obvious issues of concern. She is a pretty mellow girl that will still alert bark if necessary. She is crate-trained and potty-trained and is a big tail wager who also loves food!

Emily is fine with dogs, but does not show any great reliance on them. She can be placed in a home with or without other dogs. Her current location has a yard, and she has never had a potty accident, as I always afford potty breaks at regular intervals, and Emily typically goes (loose) a few times in several places. I have not done much leash work with her, but she seems fine and could probably also be fine going potty on leash. The main thing I will be looking for, for Emily, is a well-established home that also has the resources to provide her with yearly vet checks/dental checks and provide the proper dental cleanings under anesthesia, as needed, since smaller dogs have a penchant for dental disease, and Emily has shown signs in her history. This will keep her in good shape, and will not lead to other systemic problems that are dental-related. Emily is a total sweetheart, a true gem of a dog that just had a bad beginning, but is not scarred by that AT ALL. She has so much love in her heart to give to you, and will bring joy to the lucky person(s) or family who gets her! I would place Emily in the category of “companion dog.”

NOTE: We only adopt dogs as primarily INDOOR dogs. Dogs can go outside to play, potty, to sun themselves at will, but should never be excluded to an outside area. You do not need to give a dog the run of the entire house, and an appropriate sized wire crate works very well during a transitional phase.

Emily is spayed, fully vaccinated, Front-lined, dewormed, and micro-chipped. If you are interested in Emily, email Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue at: In the email, please provide some information about your home, family, other pets, and your dog experience. Please also check your spam folder for an email reply from the rescue. If you wish, please also provide a phone number. Angel’s Heart Dog Rescue is a private, home-based rescue. We do have a process that involves some dialoging and an application (applications are not online); please be prepared to do this, and you can read about this process on my website: (go to the Adoption Tab). We seek stable homes that can provide a life-long, loving environment for the dogs in our care. The phone number to the rescue is: 626-340-9316. There is no need to phone the rescue unless you do not receive a response from your email within 24 hours (evening to night emails may get a response the following morning).

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