Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals. If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below. We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet!
Miley came into the Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center lacking much needed TLC. Her fur was missing in places and her skin was very irritated and red all over. She was full of fleas. She was a mess to put it nicely. The person surrendering her said they had only had her for an hour when his partner said he could not keep her. So here she is, sitting, waiting and wondering when she will be able to go home, to a real home where she is cherished and cared for. Miley is being cared for now and her skin issues are being looked at. Miley must have been handed around a bit before landing in our shelter because she is timid and nervous but it is clear she wants to trust you. She will approach you but look hesitantly in your eyes as if to ask, are you going to be nice to me? Once she realizes you are going to gentle and nice to her, she is all yours. She is loving and trusting. She wants to be close to you. She wants you to love her and she wants to please you. She is very excited to go for a walk and is just about perfect allowing me to handle her enough to put the harness on her. She walks out great even passing by the other dogs' cages without incident, she seems interested in them but cautious. Outside she is also a friendly and trusting girl but you have to prove this to her first. She is all over the place on the leash meaning she is back and forth and not exactly at your side perfectly the whole time. She is curious and wants to sniff a lot. She's a hound so what do you expect?!? Miley just needs a new family who is interested in making her a part of their family, an important member of the family who gets to sleep w/ the kiddos and lounge around in the living room w/ everyone. Miley needs reassurance and love. Her skin issues might be something her new family has to keep on for instance if it turns out she is allergic to certain food or fleas, her new family must be willing to maintain diligence in keeping her healthy and comfortable. Any conditions we know of will be told to any potential adopter. We are not exactly sure how she feels about other dogs but from what we have seen, she enjoys walking near them and can be around them. If one approaches her, she will retreat until she feels the dog is no threat. She will probably be ok w/ easy going, gentle dogs for the time being. She may have been isolated from others, she may have not had the socialization necessary to be comfortable w/ all dogs up to this point. She just needs a little time. If you are interested in this little girl who is a nice medium size dog at around 40 -45 pounds, please come to the VBACAC and just ask at the front desk to visit with her. At this point in time she is waiting in the back for a place up in adoption but she is still available and ready to meet you! Just come and ask for her by name or id number 1610-1890. Thank you for considering adopting!Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption. As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road. The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2)
NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to.
All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
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