Meet Mia! This little gal is just over 20lbs and just about 1 year old. Mia won’t get any bigger and still has that playful, puppy personality. She’s probably a Dachshund mix and is the perfect little lap dog.
When Mia meets new people, she barks a little at first but soon realizes that they’re just there to give her love and attention, so she mellows out. She does great with children of all ages and loves playing tug-of-war with them! Chasing a ball is another favorite of Mia’s and she’s great and tiring the children out while they tire her out! She just loves playing and will do it for as long as you’ll let her Heavy duty play sessions are the best way to exercise Mia, whether it be with her humans or her 4-legged buddies!
Though she isn’t fully housebroken, she’s nearly got the hang of it! During the night, Mia gets to sleep with Foster Mom and hasn’t had any accidents. During the day, she gets the run of the kitchen and signals that she has to potty by going to the back door and whining. She is still working on crate training, but being contained in one room has proven to work very well for this little diva.
The vacuum is not a friend of Mia’s, but that’s the only thing that she’s proven to be afraid of. Her preferred location is near Foster Mom as she likes being with others. Her puppy like behaviors are so adorable that you can’t help but want to be around her all the time too! Watching her play and play is so much fun.
Mia is a great watchdog. When left alone, she can get a little anxious but with some good, challenging toys, she can stay preoccupied and does much better with the stimulation. Busy Bones work great! Mia also knows the difference between her toys and the other items in the house, and hasn’t had any destructive episodes.
With a little love and patience, Mia will be the perfect pup for any family. She knows basic commands and is still working on others. She would do best in a home with an active household or kids that love to run around. This sweet, submissive girl enjoys being held and sharing affection. When she is getting loved on, she presses her head against your chest and just makes your heart melt. Come meet Mia and she’ll steal your heart away too!
To ensure our dogs are placed in a safe environment, we require a home visit for all adoptions. Because of this, we typically only adopt to homes within 30 minutes of Athens, GA. If you are further away than that and are interested in one of our pups, please still fill out an application and we can discuss your options. Please understand that you would be responsible for all transportation - meeting the dog, picking the dog up to start a trial, returning the dog should he/she not be a good fit, etc. Please visit our website for more info. (www.athenscaninerescue.com)