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Sebec, ME 04481
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4/20/2020 4:54 PM


Chihuahua (short coat)  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Small

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Contact TINKERBELLA's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Jenny Cope (


  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 550
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 9.6 Pounds
  • Current Age: 4 Years 8 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Sebec ME 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes (3 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
TINKERBELLA was saved  from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved and transported to the rescue in Sebec, Maine  TINKERBELLA is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, heart-worm & tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 5 December 2015 and at the time of rescue in December 2019 weighed around 10 pounds. We have no way of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
TINKERBELLA arrived at the rescue on Thursday, 19th December and was so skinny and scared it was heartbreaking. She has no hair on her tail and it was red and raw around the base which was most likely caused by flea dermatitis. She has been to the vets since she was nibbling at it and at one point we were considering amputation, however, thankfully with antibiotics, pain meds and a temporary cone it has healed. Her skin is thick and black and she will most likely never regrow hair on her tail and it would need to be watched for any broken skin, but all in all her tail is now good.
Tinkerbella has also gained some very much needed weight, but she still has some pounds to gain - due to her being like a skeleton her stomach will have considerably shrunk so weight gain is a slow process, but as with her tail she is doing good and is a lot happier all round.
Tinkerbella is ok with other dogs, but gets a little over-whelmed with a lot of running around so she would be better in a quieter home, but would be ok with other dogs as long as they weren't the type to jump and want he to play - she really needs a laid back home that will give her all the love she deserves, take her for nice walks, adventures, trips in the car and just basically spoil her to make up for the horrible life she has clearly had before we saved her.
Tinkerbella does use pee-pads, she doesn't really like going outside as there are a lot of dogs charging around and of course it is very cold, I did put a sweater on her when she first arrived but the next day she didn't have it on, so something she wasn't too happy about.
TINKERBELLA is available for adoption for an adoption fee of US $550.
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations  and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.


Good with Dogs, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Apartment OK

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