Mia loves going for long walks—her tail is up and her head is held high as she proudly leads the way. She also likes playing fetch or playing with stuffed toys. She presently lives with five other dogs and gets along with all of them. Being a puppy, she sometimes wants to play when they do not, so she’d be a perfect playmate for another active dog. Running with a buddy is a great way for her to get her energy out!
Along with her foster siblings, Mia also lives with a cat. The cat has her own space apart from the dogs, so Mia hasn’t had contact with her other than to watch her. She did meet the resident vet cat nose to nose and was fine. While Mia was on a leash, the cat casually walked up to her and they both stood staring at one another without incident.
Mia is a smart little girl; she has mastered house breaking! She knows how to sit for treats, and when it’s time to eat, she runs to her spot and sits waiting for her dish. She’s learning to lay down when Foster Mom pats the floor or ground, and she’s also learning to fetch the nearest toy when foster mom asks, “Where’s your toy?” Her favorite game is fetch, and she’s good about bringing the ball back for quite a few rounds. If she’s on the screened porch, she’s made up her own Queen of the Mountain game; Foster Mom will throw a ball, and Mia gets it and then hops on her cot to begin a stockpile. When another ball is thrown, she runs to add it to her stash. The game continues with Foster Mom taking the balls from the stockpile and Mia adding them back. It’s a fast paced game that Mia loves.
Mia is sweet, affectionate dog. While she’ll sleep in her own bed at night beside her foster mom’s bed, she’d rather cuddle next to her human. There she’ll stay through the night happy and knowing that she’s loved.
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)
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