Shadow is a 8.2 lb Maltese/Yorkie and about 2 years old. She came to Marden’s Ark Dog Tales when her owner had health issues and decided it was in her best interest and Shadow’s to find her another home.  Photos do not do justice to  her beautiful highlighted hair.

Shadow does well with other dogs, big and small. Although because of her small size, a home with an energetic larger dog would not be a good fit. She’s a quiet, sweet girl and little bit shy. She is used to being with other dogs and would probably come out of her shell more quickly with another dog around.  She’s had a lot of changes in her life lately and needs patience to give her time to adjust.  She loves playing with her daughter, Jules (also available for adoption) and other dogs.  I would love to see them adopted together to help Shadow adjust to another change.   After being in a foster home for 6 weeks, Shadow is making progress.  She will approach a hand and lick it and take a treat.  However, if you raise the hand to try to pet her, she will back away.   She is making some progress with petting and will allow it sometimes if approached slowly.  Also, she will now lay on the couch and let me pet her there also.   I think with some patience and a family that is experienced with a shy dog, she will come around in just a few months.

Shadow is pee pad trained and knows to go when she goes outside but needs to learn a schedule to be fully housetrained. She does well in a crate at home and is a good rider in the car. Shadow just had a dental and did not lose any teeth.

Shadow is up-to-date on vaccines, spayed, and microchipped. Shadow is on heartworm and flea preventative.

If you are interested in adopting Shadow, please fill out an  Adoption Application.

Adoption Fee:  $400

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Marden’s Ark Dog Tales
PO Box 99592
Raleigh, NC 27624