Positive for heartworms?: 
Extraordinary Golden Fund recipient?: 

 GRR Number:  19-044

Type of Surrender: Owner Turn In ACC  

Status: Available

Age: 18 months

Weight: 55

Mia, a petite, cream-colored girl, was surrendered by her owners after escaping their yard a number of times. Their loss is GRR’s gain and some lucky forever family.

Personality: Mia is housebroken, but she is one of those sweeties that pees when she gets excited, rolling around on her back and spraying like a backyard sprinkler! She’ll get over that, though.

She has a crate that she is lured into with treats and this is where she stays when no one is home and at bed time. She sleeps soundly through the night. It seems that treats are new concept to Mia and she takes them very gently.

Mia is very calm around children and does great with other dogs. She’s been known to growl at kitties, but foster mom is working on this. She is very calm in the car and is super on a leash. She will chase a ball doesn’t understand about bringing it back yet.

Mia is calm in the house and likes to be close to people. She’s actually a bit timid at first around new people, but once she gets comfortable she becomes more outgoing. Now she completely adores attention.

Mia can be best described in the words of her foster mom: “Mia is genuinely the sweetest, most loving dog I have ever met. She is a fairly low-energy dog but does get excited about some things--mostly me when I come home. She had a fear of stairs and things that spin/have wheels (bicycles, fans, cars), but she's doing really well and learns every day that these things are nothing for her to be afraid of. We've been working on learning to play fetch. She is the goofiest when she's trying to get a ball, but she doesn't fully understand the concept yet.

We're working on learning to sit and lie down, but she doesn't need to learn each very much since she's so laid back. Each time I get her to sit, she stays sitting for 15 minutes. She's perfectly content just being right next to "her" person. She's also not the biggest fan of cats, but we're working on that as well.

She does the best with hands-on praise, rather than treats. She just wants attention and love. I've never had a dog look at me before with such an intense level of adoration in their eyes. It's amazing. She is a bit of a wild soul when she's in certain fenced yards and tries to dig her way out, so that's something to look out for. My fence is metal and see through and she has no problems with it, I think it might just be with wooden fences.

She learns quickly and is one of the best dogs I've ever seen in my life. She also does amazingly well in crowded places (bars, farmer's markets, etc.)”

Ideal Home: Mia loves to spend time with her “people,” so a big family would be great for her. She shouldn’t be left outside unattended because of her propensity to be an escape artist, unless the yard is secure enough where she can go over or under the fence.

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