Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Female Maltese terrier cross
DOB: 17/12/2009
Weight: 4kg
Location: Pakenham

Cheeky Babbington was such a neglected girl and had lived outside her whole life.

Cheeky is a very happy girl now –  a friendly, quiet and shy girl of 14 years of age. She loves sleeping indoors on her own cushion with a blanket. When she wakes up, she tends to be a bit unsteady on her legs, but she improves within some minutes.   She is very fragile and you almost feel like putting a ‘handle with care’ sticker on her.

However she has a healthy appetite and after breakfast and dinner, she goes into the backyard to roam around. If Cheeky does not get stopped, she will roam without a rest for a long time.   We are not sure if this will stop after the novelty of a new back area has worn off, or it is how she has occupied herself for years in her lonely life.

Back on her cushion, she will fall asleep again. Cheeky was an outdoor dog and if she needs a toilet break, she will let us know (becomes nervous). She waits to get into the backyard. Cheeky has not used the doggy door yet.

Cheeky has been a good car traveller so far and can live with other quiet and relaxed dogs easily.

Her eyesight is limited, but her condition is manageable with long term eye drops. Her hearing is not good, but if close enough, she will react to voices. She is currently on further medications (antibiotics and anti-inflammatory).

Thank you to Jasmine Bibby for the beautiful photos of Cheeky.

Microchip Number: 956000000909235
Source Number: RE120211
Medical Notes: Lifetime eyedrops.  She will have some further vetwork when her health has stabilised.

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.