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Meet Mercedes

Hi my name is Mercedes and Im a 16 year old (yes I know Im older than the Queen) silky terrier X maltese

When I came into DCH care, I was in a bad way. I had a HUGE tumour hanging off my shoulder which weighed 800g and I was very matted. I was wandering the streets carrying this huge burden before I was rescued but after having a haircut and bath as well as having that huge thing taken off my shoulder, Im a new lady

I know some people will be thinking that Im too old to be adopted but let me tell you a thing or two. Im a little feisty old lady who loves going for walks ( I dare you to keep up) and I love my dinner

Ive been to the lovely doctor who has told me that although I have a few lumps and bumps, I do not need any medication to keep me fit and healthy. I walk with a bit of a limp but who doesn't at my age and it doesn't stop me from getting into mischief

I would prefer a home with no other dogs or kids as at my age you don't need any of those whipper snappers getting in your way and cats are definitely a no no

So if you like going for walks and if you have a sunny garden with a fenced yard then I am the dog for you. Don't let my age put you off, call my carer today because I would love to meet you xx

Mercedes was adopted on 18 May 2022 after 4 months in foster care

  • Maltese x silky terrier
  • female
  • 20 October 2005
  • Black and silver
  • Small
  • $275
  • Wilton
  • 02 January 2022
  • 18 May 2022

Animals in our Care

These animals have been rescued from various pounds and shelters by volunteer Foster Carers who provide the animal with a safe haven until they can be permanently rehomed. They are located throughout Sydney, Australia.

Please note that descriptions of breed, age and size are given in good faith and are based on assessment of the animal's features, together with veterinary opinion. We cannot guarantee the age and breed of any animal listed.

All dogs and cats listed come desexed, vaccinated, wormed, microchipped and heartworm tested.

Also have a look at our Dogs in Care pages for more dogs available for adoption.

Last updated: 21 May 2022