Merry Mistlepaws

FOSTERING - Fostering an animal means taking in and caring for a pet on a temporary basis, while the pet is waiting to be adopted.

Hi my name is Merry Mistlepaws (aka Myiah). I have a Christmas name because I was adopted as a puppy at Christmas. However, what I thought was my fur-ever home was not. But it wasn’t any fault of mine. My adopter just couldn’t keep me.

I’m female, almost 2 years old and I’m a juicy nugget, weighing in at over 70 pounds. I live in a foster home with a sweet old lady and a chiweenie dog, so don’t let my size scare you off. That said, I’m a formidable presence at the door when a stranger knocks! Now you know why the UPS man has brown pants!

The reality is that I’m afraid, and so I bark and act scary to keep strangers away. My perfect home would be one with my people, where there aren’t new people coming in and out of the house. I can go out walking on the leash, but I’d prefer a home where I could just go out and lounge in my fenced backyard. And while I love my chiweenie foster brother, I am picky about my dog friends mostly because I’m a scaredy cat in my heart and head.


If you are interested in fostering me or would like more informatiion, please email

Some Details


American Staffordshire Terrier & Alaskan Malamute mix


Large, 70 lbs








that’s fairly calm and quiet without a lot of visitors
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