Matty has an active adoption application in progress!!
Matty comes to us from Kansas, where she was abandoned in an apartment when her owners moved. She arrived at the animal shelter in a terribly matted condition, scared and sad. No one came looking for her, and so after being groomed to get rid of her dirty, matted coat, she came to RMCR to await her new home. Matty is a super sweet little girl of about 25 pounds. Her coat is now coming in soft and white, with patches of tan. She has a little snub face with big brown eyes, reminiscent of a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Matty sleeps through the night on her dog bed, and loves to curl up on the couch to get love. Matty does tend to be a bit of a ‘hall monitor’—meaning she likes all the other doggies to be quiet and well behaved! When they aren’t she’ll run over and chastise them by barking and hopping about. Her little tail is wagging, but other dogs could see it as aggressive. So for that reason, she probably shouldn’t go to dog parks. She mostly gets along with her cocker foster brother, but would probably be happiest as an only dog.
Since Matty was abandoned, we don’t know her exact age, but we estimate between 8-9 years old. This does not mean she’s old!! Cockers live to be 14-16 years, so Matty has lots of life and pep left in her. Matty has been spayed, had her teeth cleaned, is up to date on her vaccinations and will be microchipped. She is house trained (no doggie door!) and walks well on a lead. She loves to go for walks and she likes stuffed squeaky toys. She likes all people, but prefers a quiet home; so small children may be too loud and energetic for her. Matty is a wonderful little girl who deserves more than being left behind in an apartment—she deserves a forever home! Can you be that home?
Update – May 28, 2012
Little Miss Matty sure cleans up nice, doesn’t she? The groomer said she was very good during her grooming, and she looks even cuter with her new haircut! Since she’s been in the Rescue, we’ve learned that she rides very well in cars, and that she thinks cats are for barking at. She actually weighs only 22 lbs, and acts much younger than the 8-9 years the Humane Society estimated. She still barks and growls at her foster brother, but she really, really wants to play with him and he won’t! What’s a girl to do? She loves all people and listens well. She’s a pretty, sweet, loving little girl just waiting for her new home!
If you are interested in Matty, please complete an online adoption application.