Adoption Status: Available to Adopt
Foster Status: In foster care
DOB: approx 2 years old
Breed: Lab x Ridgeback?
Size: Slim Medium
Fencing Requirements: Minimum 1.8m or higher secure, dog-proof fencing around the home - this girl CAN jump but hasn't escaped 1.8m fencing, so secure fencing is a must however she's shown that once she's comfortable in her home and if her hoomans are around, 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! Sniffies on walks, playing with baby kitties, zoomies! wagging her whole body when she sees ya
Good Habits: Affectionate, social with hoomans, social with some dogs, already has lovely manners (can sit, lie down, high 5 etc), very easy to be around, house trained, crate trained, knows how to play gently, eager to please, good with kittens and bunnies
Bad Habits: If it runs she'll chase it, will dig if bored (but that's not really her fault), not a huge fan of other dogs but can be around them if introduced properly
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: Miah would love to find a calm, quiet home with no children (or older children over 14) of her very own. She has lived with children previously but much prefers the calmer, quieter life. She'd prefer to be the only canine child but may be ok with a bossy, dog savvy cat or wee kitten. She's a medium-highish energy girl and would love a home where she got out for good (minimum 1 hour) adventures every day, she'd be a fab running or hiking bud. 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: $285
Miah 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".
Miah can be a bit unsure at first with strangers, but soon warms up once she realises you're not scary or mean, she'll then give you full body wiggles and be very happy to see you. She's also very convinced that she is in fact a lap dog, thank you very much. Miah's no guard dog, but will give a little woof to let you know someone's arrived that's all it is though, just a heads up, to let you know someone's there. She's also quite fond of sneaky (and not so sneaky...) nap sessions on the bed, supervising the foster kittens, learning new tricks and swimming so we've 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 when introduced properly, this is something her new hooman will want to continue working on (unless you don't care about her having doggy friends, in that case, you're golden!). She will never be a "dog park dog" or daycare kid and would much prefer to be an only doggy princess in the home. As with many dogs, Miss Miah has a chase drive - just another reason not to head to the dog park really. 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 the kittens, they're mean sometimes! haha).
Miah will jump up when excited but she's been working hard on this and is getting much better - it's really only when she's super excited, so with consistent rules around this we know she'll get over it in no time.
MIah would very much love a home where she got to be with her hooman during at least some of the day, she really is a very people oriented kid and although she is currently in a foster home where she's alone during the day we know she'd dearly love to have her hoomans there.
Miah is a beautiful sweet girl who adores hoomans. She loves to play tug, go zoomies, swim in the pond, get out on hikes and adventures, would make a fab running buddy, is now MUCH better in the car (hardly ever gets car sick now!) and adores little kitties (as long as they're not mean to her). She's a big sooky, who loves to share (hog) the bed and get lots of cuddles. She will wag her WHOLE bod when she sees you coming - you're the BEST. HOOMAN. EFFER! in her book.
We know there MUST be someone out there that would love to have Miah in their life for ever and ever. So if you live a quiet life, you're big on the outdoors but love a cheeky snuggle in front of the fire at the end of the day, don't care if your canine kid hates the dog park and isn't a huge fan of other dogs, have a little extra room for bed snugs in the morning, can hang out with your furry friend during at least some of the day and want someone that's excited to see you every single time you walk in the room, then Miah may well be your girl.
Can you offer Miah 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, Miah must be allowed inside the home (this includes sleeping) so she can really be part of the family.