Insanely Cute Senior Dog, Mavis, Needs the Public’s Help in Securing a Forever Home

Meet Mavis, an adorable Cairn Terrier mix who is currently in the care of Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary in Marana, Arizona. Mavis came to them by way of the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. She reportedly had a tough time in the shelter but has settled well into her foster home.

Described as affectionate, gentle, quiet, dignified, a couch potato, and friendly, she is very sweet and loving and likes to cuddle and sleep with her humans. Cherished Tails noted she learned how to use the doggy door very quickly, so it’s likely she had used one before.

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Photo: Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary

Adoptable Senior Dogs

Mavis, who has been spayed, was provided with extensive dental work at the shelter that was much needed, so she will need wet food for life, as she only has a few teeth left. She is in great spirits, however, and doesn’t seem bothered by it.

This sweet little pooch walks well on a leash, but she is also a perfect “carry size” pet, and she also does just fine in a crate, although she has excellent house manners and is completely reliable in the home when left by her lonesome.

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Photo: Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary

Rescue Pets Rule

Mavis is estimated to be around 10 years old and weighs about 9 pounds. She does have some cataracts, as most older dogs do, but she is very peppy/spry for her age and doesn’t let it slow her down. One of her best traits, besides being house-trained, is that she is not an excessive barker, which is always a plus. She also gets along with other dogs.

If you or someone you know might be interested in dear Mavis, please submit an adoption application to Cherished Tails for consideration. For questions, you can contact them at or by calling (520) 616-0171.

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Photo: Cherished Tails Senior Sanctuary

Changing the Life of a Shelter Pet

If there’s no room at the inn in your world, so to speak, please share her info with as many people as you can in the hope that she will get adopted that much sooner.

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