Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: approx 2 years old
Breed: Lab x ?
Size: Slim Medium
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.8m or higher secure, dog-proof fencing around the home - this girl CAN jump so secure fencing is a must however she's shown that once she's comfortable in her home she isn't inclined to go anywhere unless it's with her hoomans
Hobbies: Going on adventures and walkies, lying in the sun, cuddles, being with her people, chewing her bones in the sun, cuddles in the sun, playing tug and fetch (in the sun...), SWIMMING!
Good Habits: Affectionate, social with hoomans, social with most dogs, already has lovely manners (can sit, lie down, learning "find it"), very easy to be around, house trained, crate trained, good on lead, knows how to play gently, eager to please, good with kittens and bunnies
Bad Habits: Strong chase drive, will dig if bored (but that's not really her fault)
Personality Type: Medium energy, gentle, playful, great company (affectionate without being needy), very sweet nature
Special Requirements: None that we're aware of
Ideal Home: Mia has had it rough previously so we're searching for a reasonably active, calm, dog experienced home for her with no children (or older children over 14), she has lived with children previously but much prefers the calmer, quieter life. She'd prefer to be the only fur child. She's a medium-ish energy girl and would love a home where she got out for good (minimum 1 hour) adventures every day. She's not a dog park or daycare girl, much preferring the company of her hoomans to other dogs (although she is dog social with most medium to large dogs if introduced properly). Mia much prefers having someone with her during the day so this is what we'd love to find for this super sweet girl, however she is used to being on her own too.
Adoption Fee: $320
Mia had it rough for the first part of her short life. She was a roamer and got herself in trouble and put in doggy jail where she was surrendered by her family. She was pretty sad and it turns out, also unwell when we first met her, but we got her to the vet and got her uterine infection sorted, found her an awesome foster home with us and she has transformed into a wonderful, loving goofball who loves nothing more than spending time with her hoomans and lying in the sun. Her foster parents describe her as "the best doofus ever".
Mia can be a bit shy at first with strangers, but soon warms up once she realises you're not scary or mean and is very convinced that she is in fact a lap dog, thank you very much. She's also quite fond of sneaky nap sessions on the bed, supervising the kittens, learning new tricks and swimming so we've just discovered!
Mia's foster parents have been working very hard to help her with her socialisation and she is now able to meet and play nicely with bigger dogs however she will never be a "dog park dog" and would much prefer to be an only doggy child. She does have a chase drive however so small dogs and cats are a no in any future home. She is however currently living in a foster home with MANY foster kittens and a bunny and she has done well with all under supervision (in fact we think she's actually a little scared of them haha).
Mia will jump up when excited but she is also HIGHLY trainable so if her hoomans were to teach her calm is the way to get more attention we reckon she'd be super in no time. This is one of the reasons we are looking for a home with either no children or older children over the age of 14. Mia will alert bark but this is usually just to let you know when someone arrives at the house, she will stop when told.
Can you offer Mia a safe forever home full of adventures, company, quality food, a warm bed, regular flea and worm treatments, and most importantly loads of love for the rest of her days?
As with all Pound Hounds, Mia must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so she can really be part of the family.