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Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!

Little Malorie, a 6 pound grey poodle arrived at a local shelter with her life long companion (a 6 pound white poodle).  Sadly, while Old Dog Haven was looking for a Final Refuge home for the little pair, Mali’s buddy passed away.   Malorie was very dependent on her friend so we needed to find (hopefully) another friend in a new home for her.  Also, Mali has a mouth with a very few but very bad teeth, possibly with infection, and she is not spayed.  Depending on the results of her first vet visit, she will likely be having a dental along with being spayed.

Fortunately a long-time ODH home already had two FR pups (one very little chocolate poodle, Anna; and a lovely white poodle mix, Ella Mae) that were ready for a new sister.  And, the resident dog Milo was also very mellow, so this seemed a good match!  As it turned out, it was a great match.

A wonderful ODH transport volunteer brought little Mali to her new home, and it was love at first sight.  The initial greetings went very well – even with a young Collie, Gracie (daughter’s dog who visits during the week), who Mali thought was very large, but so gentle she wasn’t scary.

Mali is a very bright – and agile pup.  Very soon she discovered that the top of the sofa and the arms of a stuffed chair were VERY good places to do some serious napping.  The sofa is a big favorite since the other two little pups nap there as well.

She likes to greet everyone she meets and ‘found her voice’ on the second day!  It seems that each time Mali goes outside it is important to sound the alarm and let everyone know that she has arrived and will monitor all outdoor activity.  Then, of course, her little sister Anna joins in…then Milo provides his support and Gracie rounds out the chorus with a very robust Collie bark!  Fortunately this ‘joyful noise’ is short lived and once the yard is secure, all enjoy hanging out in the lovely spring weather.

Mali’s foster Mom and Dad (and pack) are very pleased to have her and very grateful to Old Dog Haven for making sure that she has the best veterinary care.

A favorite perch

Mali and her buddy Gracie ‘sharing’ the chair

Outside with her even smaller sister Anna

Layers of poodles






Malorie (aka Mali) is sponsored by:

  • Lynne and Ross Whited of Port Angeles, Washington in honor of ODH alumni “Opal’, ”Odie,” “Teddy,” “Alvin”, and “Cuddles”