Olive Her Friends: Meet Alika
My dog Olive is my best friend, I couldn't imagine life without her. I wish everyone had an Olive. That's why we teamed up with Ninna's Road to Rescue. We love to show off some of Ninna's adoptable dogs, so hopefully, you find that companion you've been looking for.
Meet Alika, she is a Maltese weighing in at 19 pounds and is approximately 10 to 11 years old. Alika has a sad story, she thought she found her happily ever after with her new mommy, but her human ended up in a nursing home so now Alika is on the hunt for a home yet again. If you love a blast with a fun friend who loves car rides you need to meet Alika. She is great with other dogs and cats and is for the most part very low-key and just wants to spend some time with you on the couch. Her adoption fee is $130, which includes vetting, microchip, and the microchip enrollment fee.
Here is what the crew at Ninna's Road to Rescue had to say about this shy little girl: "Alika was adopted 9/30/2016 by a sweet elderly lady. Sadly, we were contacted by her daughter that the adopter is now in a nursing home. The daughter was not in a position to take in Alika and contacted us. Alika has been lovingly cared for by her adoptive mom. She is UTD on all shots, has had a Proheart 12 to protect her for the next 12 months against heartworms, and is spayed (spayed when she was with us originally). Unfortunately, her adoptive mom had dementia and did overfeed Alika so she is obese, but we've already started her on the greenbean diet and she'll lose weight quickly. Thank you to our groomer/partner Barkstail Grooming for cleaning Alika up for us. She originally came to us in 2016 with a male dog when the owner was going through some hard times... so she has lived with another dog... but hasn't in quite a long time. She is a little unsure of other dogs right now and growls when they get too close, but she will come around eventually... especially if in the right home with some patience and time. She is used to sleeping with her adoptive mom or under her bed. She travels well, walks well on a leash and does ok during bad weather. The daughter reports that she was housetrained in her mom's home, but we NEVER guarantee a dog is housetrained. If you'd like to give Alika a loving home, we welcome your application."
*We do adopt out of state provided the adopter is willing and able to travel to us once approved. We do not ship or transport our animals and there is no exception to this rule.
*All of our adoptable dogs are small, and they are never to be left outside alone, ever! We only rehome our dogs to adopters that plan to have them as inside dogs and part of the family! We do allow adopters with doggie doors, provided there is SECURE fencing. There is no exception to this rule!
*HOUSETRAINING: We do NOT guarantee that any of our adoptable dogs are housetrained. While most should be easily trained, keep in mind that they live in a rescue where they have access to the outdoors all day and are inside at night. Even if they were surrendered to us as housetrained, it doesn’t mean they will automatically be housetrained in your home. Housetraining them should be easy in the right home with time, patience, and consistency.
*We do not guarantee the age, health or temperament of any of the dogs we rehome. Many of the dogs we take in come from animal control and rarely do we have histories and even when we do, many times the histories are inaccurate.
*Only adopters with a responsible dog ownership history and excellent vet reference need apply. If you bring this pet into your heart and home, you will receive in return many years of love, companionship, and loyalty. That’s our guarantee.
Other notes: This pet is available for adoption through Ninna’s Road to Rescue, Benton, La. We are 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to rescue small-breed dogs and a handful of cats and to re-home them into RESPONSIBLE and CARING forever homes.
Time may be of the essence if you are looking to adopt a specific animal. We do not reserve animals, unless and until we have approved your application, provided the animal is still available at the time we receive your application. The first APPROVED application we receive will be considered. We are NOT a first-come, first-serve rescue!! We adopt our rescues out to the RIGHT home, not just A home. Only responsible pet owners need to apply.
Applying to adopt does NOT commit you to the adoption until you’ve met the pet (unless you already have and know you want to adopt the pet)."