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In shelter Dog

Baton Rouge, LA, 70817
Pet name:
Yorkshire Terrier
Adoption Fee:  $100
Fostered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Age: 17 years
Weight: 6.6 lbs.

2/11/21 - Republican, Democrat, independent party. Doesn’t matter to me.  As long as I get a family that will love me forever through thick and thin and never desert me. My name is Mitzi which in German and Latin means “star of the sea”.  This could not be further from the truth since I AM NOT a fan of water.  Grooming and bathing is not pleasant for me or the person bathing me. 

I was surrendered to the shelter by my owner because she had some medical issues.  As you can imagine, I was terrified at the shelter.  Thank goodness Yorkie Haven was called and came and scooped me up.  They could not believe my age when they first met me because I’ve got some spunk to me.  I’m a fast walker and busy - when I’m not napping. 

I co-exist fine with the other pups in my foster home, but do not play with other dogs or toys.     Foster mom keeps trying to get me to sleep in the bed with her and the others, but I’m content in one of the dog beds.    

I was brought to the vet when I first arrived and they said that my teeth needed to be cleaned.  Turns out they lied.  I had 19 teeth left and they all needed to come out.  So, now I eat soft food with a little warm water and a few hard pieces of kibble for kicks and giggles.  Apparently at my previous home I was given table scraps, because I am quite the beggar.  They also found out that I have dry eye, so I am now on optimmune drops twice daily in both eyes.  NOT a fan of that.  Anything activity around my face makes me fussy, but I guess I have to get used to it unless I want my eyes to get worse.

I love all people but will hunker when someone goes to pick me up.  This could be because my sight and hearing are a little compromised.  I run outside with the rest of the crew to do my potty business, but foster mom has caught me using the pee pads she has down.  This made her very happy.  Some people are so easy to please.  I’m an explorer.  When we are outside, I love going around and sniffing and checking out everything.  Foster mom thinks if I could find a way out, I would take advantage of it.  I have that terrier instinct.

I would love to say that I am a snuggle bunny, but I’m not a huge fan of being held for long periods and don’t give doggy kisses.  Loud noises, i.e., vacuum cleaner, etc. scare me a little.  Don’t know about any fireworks or bad weather yet, but will update you when it happens.

So that about sums me up for now.  Back to you - I don’t care what party you are or who you voted for, dog ownership just requires humanity and love.  So if you aren’t scared of a senior showing you up in the energy department at times, take a chance on me.



  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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