Hi Everyone! My name is Kyra. My foster mom calls me the little white dog. I am a sweet 12-year-young female Maltese mix. I weigh 7 pounds, my fur is white and fluffy, and I have big button brown eyes. I ended up in a local shelter and lucky for me SBRET sprung me from there. My fur was very matted so I had to have a very short haircut. No worries my fur will grow back! I’m really good about going potty outside as long as someone takes me out every few hours. I don’t like being in a crate except when I’m riding in the car. I sleep well at night in a gated-off room as long as I’m the only dog in there. I’m getting accustomed to a few hours at a time being in a gated room during the daytime if you need to run errands.

I walk well on a leash but if you have a secure fenced yard that would be great as I love to roam around the yard. My foster mom thinks I’m looking to escape and she’s right so please keep me safe. Due to my small size I should not be out in a fenced yard by myself. I sit with my foster mom as long has she’s rubbing my back or belly but I’m not much of a snuggler just yet. I sometimes growl at strangers if they try to touch my head as it takes me a little while to trust humans and other dogs. When I feel more comfortable I will follow you around. My foster mom doesn’t know if I like cats. I don’t care about toys - I watch the other dogs in my foster home play but I don’t join in.

Once I get to know you I’ll do a little dance at snack or mealtime. I would probably do best in an adult home or one with children over 12 years old. My foster mom also thinks I would do best in a home as the only dog or with another senior dog like me. I had to have several mammary masses removed and they were cancerous but they got all of the cancer out. A chest x-ray was done to make sure my lungs were clear and they were. So if any new bumps should come up you will need to have your vet remove them. I have had a dental cleaning and they removed 5 of my side teeth- so sometimes I’ll make a funny face. I’m up to date on my vaccines, flea and heartworm preventative. I have been spayed and microchipped. My adoption fee is $100.

Hope to meet you soon, Kyra
aka: The Little White Dog