Miabella – Adopted!
Update on Mia! In the past few months, Mia has blossomed! She’s lost some weight and has a spring in her step as she goes for her walks! She loves to get out and greet everyone she encounters. She is fine with other dogs she meets while walking, but we have discovered that she would like to be your one and only in the home. She’s shown interest in the neighborhood squirrels and will trot out to see them.
Miabella came to us from a local shelter where she was found wandering in the desert. She was so matted that she needed to be completely shaved, revealing several open sores on her skin. The sores have healed nicely and her fur is beginning to grow back.
We think that Mia was abused in her former life and she is still learning to trust. She was likely kept outdoors and is now experiencing the joys of indoor life and a nice comfy blanket. She has a corner in the master bedroom where she feels safe and where she will stay for hours when something spooks her. She will follow her foster mom around and will go out into the backyard with her, but will run to her safe spot if something startles her. She has recently started to venture out into the backyard on her own and has recently discovered the game of chase the squirrels!
She does have a bit of arthritis and is feeling much better now that she is on anti-inflammatory medications. Mia is a bit overweight and her foster mom has been helping her shed the extra pounds, which is also helping to improve her mobility. She has another 10-15 pounds to go. Fortunately, she loves her walks around the neighborhood and is great on a leash. She enjoys meeting people and other dogs on her walks but is afraid of cats.
Mia is house-trained and had only one accident in the house when she first arrived and she was too scared to venture out into the yard. She has nice house manners and does not bark, beg or counter surf. She would probably not like to be crated. Mia might have a slight hearing and possible vision issues with the left eye. Her foster mom has noticed that she tends to bump into things when needing to use that eye. She also rides nicely in the car.
If she could make her wishes known, she would probably ask for a quiet home, with a calm and patient family who will diligently work with her to lose her extra weight and will be understanding of the time it will take her to feel safe and loved.
If you think you could provide a loving home for Miabella, please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know why you would provide the perfect home for her.
At 9 years old, the minimum adoption donation for Mia is $350.