Mia is a beautiful, sweet, personality-filled girl who needs a special, patient home. In Mia's former life in Arkansas she never stepped foot outdoors until she came into rescue. So it is understandable that Mia is extremely anxious outside. She does not willingly go out and once taken out, often becomes paralyzed by fear or shakes and whines or barks out of anxiety. We are working on this in her foster home, but because of this we recommend a home with a securely fenced backyard, one in which a 9 lb dog cannot escape, and one where Mia can continue to learn to trust a safe outdoor space. Mia is not outdoor potty trained, but instead is pee pad trained inside with great success.
Mia is timid with new people approaching her. She hides behind her person and does not want to be approached. Because she has snapped at multiple children because of her timidness, a home without children is recommended. Once she loves you, she is loyal, affectionate and lives for snuggling with her person. She will follow you around the house and wants nothing more than to cuddle up and sleep next to you in bed. She likes to chase the other dogs around the house, and she can be very playful at times. Mia is obsessed with cats and other small animals, continually chasing and nipping at them, so would be best in a home without them. It is important to note, that once Mia feels safe, she is very vocal. She has a loud bark and isn't afraid to use it to express excitement, displeasure, or happiness, or even that she is hungry or happy to see you. As such, an apartment type environment or town home where the neighbors can easily hear through walls may lead to complaints. Someone who is patient and wants a true companion dog will find unconditional love from this girl. It will just take a little time and patience.
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 9 lbs
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