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MARIAH#1 AD 02-25-12


ADOPTED 02-25-12 – Mariah story is one that you will remember; it is a story of neglect of a sweet charming girl who only wants to please. Because of her neglect, she will have to live with the scars the rest of her life. Her story starts when she was rescued from high kill Shelter in Louisiana by PAWS.

Mariah is a 3-4 year old female Cocker Spaniel weighing about 15 lbs.  Mariah was rescued from a high kill shelter in Louisiana by PAWS.  After her 7 day hold period, Mariah was not claimed by an owner.  She was deemed unadoptable due to her poor skin condition and hair matting and was therefore assigned to euthanasia.  PAWS of NELA stepped in and rescued her from the shelter.  She is now being fostered by the PAWS veterinarian and is ready to be adopted by her forever family.

MARIAH is extremely lovable and gets along wonderfully well with other dogs.

Take a look at this short video to see how sweet she is!!


Mariah had severely infected skin and ears and secondary yeast and bacterial infections.  She also had severely infected anal glands.  After receiving a complete shave down to remove all the matted hair, Mariah was placed on antibiotics and antifungals to treat her skin and infections.  Her skin cleared up almost immediately.  She will continue to stay on the medications for one month with regular baths.

The foster mom thinks Mariah had never eaten dog food prior to living in the foster home.  This is because it took Mariah three days to eat the dog food and she begs people for food.  Therefore, the foster mom thinks the root of her skin issues was due to a poor diet of pure table food.  She is fortunately recovering nicely in her foster home and is on a well-balanced dog food diet.  Mariah will need to maintain an alternative meat source diet with NO “table” food.  Mariah will need regular grooming and ear cleaning since she has very thick, curly fur.

Mariah is a very happy, excited Cocker Spaniel who adores pleasing people.  She is great with other dogs but it is unknown how her behavior is around children.

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RDVG wants to provide you with as much information as we can because some of our mix breeds you might not be familiar with. The below section on “About the Breed” offers information on some of the Breed Characteristics, Children & Pets, Behavior and Personality, Temperament and more.

It is important to point out that in addition to the breed, there is an enormous variety in the way a dog acts and reacts to the world around him. In the end, your dog’s preferences and personality are as individual as you are–and if you can accept that– then you’re bound to enjoy each other.

Children & Pets

Animal Behavior Guidelines

Many children, especially very young ones, do not realize that pets are living animals and not toys. Failing to teach a child how to handle pets properly can result in suffering on the part of the pet and, in some cases, injury to the child. Taking introductions slowly will allow you to introduce family dogs and your children safely

Puppy Behavior, Growth & Development

Each stage of Puppy Growth and development is fascinating; by the time it reaches its first birthday a puppy is considered a mature, adult dog. Puppy Growth rate is fast compared to humans, just compare a puppy of 8 weeks to a baby of the same age.

One of the most common questions asked about a puppy’s growth and development rate refers to the eventual size of the puppy. How big will the puppy grow? How can you determine the adult size of a puppy? A young puppy is tiny and cute – everyone loves puppies! But will the puppy be suited to your environment? How much exercise will be required for a full grown dog? Will the puppy be a suitable pet for children? The breed of the puppy will determine the answers to these questions. A general response to the size and growth rate of a puppy and the adult size of a puppy is therefore not possible – it needs to be specific to the puppy’s breed.

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Age 3-4 Years Old
Life Average
Sex Female
Weight 0-20lbs
Location West Monroe LA
Breed Cocker Spaniel
Altered Yes
Fee 500
Dogs Yes
Children All Ages
House Yes
Energy Medium
Fence Helpful
Crate Yes
Leash Yes
Personality Shy
Email rescueguardianvillage@yahoo
Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.