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Kacee Maltese & Shih Tzu Mix Benton, LA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small


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

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Meet Kacee

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FOR ADOPTION! Note: Only those with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply.

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Kacee (female)

Intake date: 11/23/2022

Shih Tzu

Approx 6 years old

12.8 pounds

Adoption fee: $200, which includes vetting, microchip and microchip enrollment fee

Good with other dogs: yes

Cats: yes

Vetting and other: altered (spayed/neutered), up-to-date on age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm negative, fecal negative, dental performed, ulcer on her eye that was treated only to find a mass behind her right eye (right eye and mass removed - benign), growth on rear removed and benign, ears treated for mites, professional groom, on monthly flea/tick and heartworm prevention, microchipped

Health issues: missing right eye

Temperament: very sweet, social and friendly!

Energy level: medium

Groom needs: High; requires regular professional grooming, along with intermittent brushing to avoid matting

Biography: We were tagged on a photo on Facebook of a dog that was at the Minden Animal Shelter. She was under a shed in a woman's backyard and had been there for several days. The ACO had to get a catch pole to get her out and she was very snappy and barky. We went to the shelter to assess her. She was very guarded, growly and barky when I (Ninna) went in the kennel so I took a slip-leash and took her outside where it was quieter. I got on the ground with her and within seconds she was wanting in my lap and even giving me kisses... so I scooped her up and took her with me. We noticed quickly that something was going on with her eyes. They were half matted closed and she could not see. We treated her for an ulcer on her right eye only for it to be discovered that she had a mass behind her right eye. Both her eye and the mass had to be removed and the mass tested benign. She had multiple issues that have now all been addressed and she is the sweetest, happiest girl you'll ever meet! She had 3-4 inches of thick matting on her back and the rest of her was a mess as well. Our groomer took care of all of that and she did very well during the groom. She bonds VERY QUICKLY! She bonded quickly to her foster mom and dad, Lynn and Ken. She does the cutest little begging thing with her paws and you can see her do it in her video. She does well in a kennel and walks well on a leash. Now that we've taken care of all her medical needs and made her feel safe and loved, she is now ready for her furever home. She's going to make someone very happy and we can't wait for her to start her new chapter!


*We do adopt out of state provided the adopter is willing and able to travel to us once approved. We do not ship or transport our animals and there is no exception to this rule.

*Most of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!

*PREDATORS: IF THIS DOG IS UNDER 10 POUNDS, the dog is to be monitored and protected when outside at all times! PREDATOR-THREAT IS A REAL DANGER! For example, a hawk tried to pick up a Chihuahua owned by a friend visiting Ninna's house RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE VISITOR. Thankfully the visitor was watching the dog and the hawk was wrestled off of the Chihuahua but it did require an ER visit and she is was very lucky to survive. TAKE IT SERIOUSLY!

*NO SMALL CHILDREN!! As with almost all the dogs at NR2R, young children or a very active household is not recommended. Many of our dogs come to us BECAUSE of small children, thus we do not rehome our dogs to homes with babies or young children. KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU HAVE VISITING GRANDCHILDREN AS WELL! Even if the children are older, it would depend on the child AND the parent or parents.

*HOUSETRAINING: We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn't mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.

*KENNELING: We always recommend kenneling when you cannot supervise your dog. This helps with housetraining and any destructive tendencies until you get to know your knew addition.

*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.

*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That's our guarantee.

Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna's Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue primarily small-breed dogs and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes. DOG APPLICATION LINK:

Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first come, first serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need apply.

Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption NOR does it guarantee the adoption.

CONTACT: Our adoptable pets are updated regularly, but if you want to check the availability of a pet... OR still have questions AFTER reading this profile, message us via our Facebook page. Please indicate the name when communicating with us.

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