Sassy is not an official part of Shantivanam (she is our pet), but she loves the children and they love her. Sassy was born in August 2000 and we adopted her in November 2008. Sassy is a Maltipoo (part Maltese and part Poodle) and she is a real lover. Sassy spends most of her day sitting on the steps behind the baby gate so she can see everything that’s going on. Whenever she can, she comes down to visit with the children.