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Mimi - ADOPTED!! Maltese Mix Arlington, VA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small


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

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Meet Mimi - ADOPTED!!


Meet Mimi! This sweet girl came in to rescue at the tender age of 7, and she didn't come from a very nurturing home. Her previous owners potty pad trained her, rarely took her outside, and complained she was too clingy because she needed to be with them or close by - a pretty typical dog trait! Thankfully, she's had a taste of the good life now and has been living with two retired foster parents and a pack of three small dogs who welcome her company. She loves the kitties too, but they are not quite as hospitable.

In just a matter of weeks, Mimi is a new dog thanks to her dedicated fosters. She is now completely housebroken and loves being outside, romping around the backyard with her new pack. She sleeps quietly through the night in her crate beside their bed. Inge, her foster mom, has been working on her leash skills, and it's still a work in progress. We don't think Mimi has ever been on leash before, and she's still frightened by loud noises and cars passing by. Even when she's walking with the rest of the pack, she's not at ease. For this reason, Mimi is not a city or condo dog and would do best in a quiet community with a yard until she gets more comfortable on leash.

Inge shared that after the first four or five days, it's like Mimi has been here all her life - she fits right in. She's most connected to her foster mom and is more hesitant around men. This tiny little nugget would do best in an adults-only home or one with older kids, and she would be fine as an only dog or with other small pups or kitties to pal around with.

Apply today!

GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 7 years old
COAT TYPE: Fluffy/Low Shed Coat
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped/
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

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Worthy Dog Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

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Mimi - ADOPTED!!

Mimi - ADOPTED!!

  • Maltese
  • Adult
  • Female