was rescued 2 years ago by a lady that just wouldn't give up on me. I was thrown from a car and very afraid of people and things. She would stop at the corner every day and I would run out when I saw her car, but when she would get out, I would run away. After 2 weeks, I was so hungry, scared, wet and cold in the rain. She sat on the curb with something that smelled so good. I just couldn't resist. She talked really nice too, soft and gentle, so I went to her to get a snack. She scooped me up and took me home. I got a warm bath, a full tummy and I met her dog, and her cats.
I was so afraid of people, but not really her. I did get frightened when she raised her voice, and when she went to throw a toy for me to play. I had never played before, I had never had anyone even act like they cared about me before. She could tell I had been raising puppies just before they threw me out of the car. I was still full of milk. She thinks I belonged to a backyard breeder and maybe I had problems with the last litter, or maybe I was just getting a little old for it. I am not old though, about 5 maybe at them most, but she thinks that they let me have puppies every time I went into heat and that can take a lot out of you.
She adopted me out and I ran away, but she came and found me again! So I have been here a long time now, learning to trust. I am shy with new people, but as soon as I know you will pet me, let me lay on your lap or even sleep with you in your bed, I am your bestest friend. I really like that. I am very sweet, housebroken, and even will use puppy pads if you have to be away for a long time. I walk on a leash, but I do get excited when cars go by and you have to hold me tightly or I will run right out and maybe under one while it is moving. I also like to chase squirrels and I bark at other dogs when walking. I have a lot to learn in those areas and she has tried, but she says those things are a trigger for me when I am on a leash. Whatever that means? If you have a fenced yard where I could just run freely, I would like that.
She calls me Mia, she says I am all about me when it comes to getting attention first, a toy first, food first, I just like to be first, so if I were the only dog that would be fine by me. If you have another dog, it should be a bit bigger than me, because I get excited when you come home and I jump and bounce and I don't look around to see if I am bouncing on a cat or smaller dog. I love the cats, I play with them, groom then and when she rescued some recently, I actually produced milk for them and let them nurse. I love being in Mommy mode.
I am a great watch dog, I am protective of my person and the other animals in the house and the children too. I get along fine with kids once I meet them and see they will be nice to me.
I weigh about 17 pounds and she thinks I am a mini pincher. I am looking for a loving forever home. I don't like men they scare me. She said maybe one was very mean to me before she found me. I may learn to trust one, but he would have to be very patient and special. Right now, she thinks a home with a mom or two would be best. Kid's are great, but should be about 5 or up. I am hoping to get a home for the Holidays. If it doesn't work out, you can always bring me back to my foster home. So if you are interested in meeting me, give Karin a call, she can answer any questions and make an appointment so you can swing by and see how we get along.
Thanks for reading about me, and if you made it this far down the letter, you might just be the right person to adopt me. I am crossing my paws that someone will take me home and show me all the patience and love I get here. I really just want to please. I don't need to be exercised a lot, I prefer to cuddle and kick back with you. I don't chew things up like puppies do, well, except a cat toy with the real fur on it....I can't help myself, but your furniture, clothes and all that stuff, I don't bother it. I bark when I need to go out and if you don't get the idea, I will come and bounce on you a couple of times to get your attention.
So please, call Karin, 352-464-2431 and come meet me. There is a small adoption fee of 50.00 to cover my vetting and to make sure I get a safe home.