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  • Dog
  • Maltese
  • Maltese
  • Ridgway, CO
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Small
Ridgway, CO


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

Meet Smiley

Please review the policies below and call with any questions. 970 626 2273

Smiley has earned her name, giving big ear to ear smiles along with a wagging tail. She is a 7 year young Maltese who came from a breeding situation. She is a sweet girl who loves playing and running with the other dogs and while she can be shy, she really loves people.

Having been newly liberated from a puppy mill she will be a bit of a flight risk but loves to be outside in the sunshine so we are looking for a home with an secure outside space she can run and play in.

All of the puppy mill dogs will also do best with another dog in the home to watch and learn from.

Smiley has had some dental work done at the shelter but will require more in the immediate future.

She is likely not house trained and not yet walking on a leash.

Most adoptable dogs will need some reintroduction into a home, potty training, basic manners and social skills.

Please be prepared to provide the training and dedication that will be needed.

We do not have any way of knowing if a dog or cat will do well with all children or all other animals.

*** This is why it is important that we introduce everyone in the home to the new pet. Please plan to have the whole family come visit.

*** We also require that any family dogs come into meet your potential adoptee. Please be sure your dogs spayed or neutered, and current on vaccines (distemper - parvo and rabies) before bringing them to the shelter.

*** All dogs must be transported home in a travel crate to transport your new pup home safely.

*** Renters must provide a copy of a lease indicating pets are allowed or contact information for the landlord.

If you are interested in meeting or adopting one of our pets or have questions about the process please see our website at or call the Shelter between 11:00 am and 5:45 pm Tuesday through Saturday. 970 626 2273
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