After a six month break from fostering, we have once again opened the dollhouse doors to a dog rescued by Second Chance Animal Rescue who is waiting for a forever home. Mia was delivered yesterday by her original foster mom, who was keeping her on her farm. Miss Mia is a dog who has lived in a house before and clearly wants to be in a house–because that’s where the people are–so the higher ups at SCARS sent her our way.
I expected a dog about Sherman’s build and size, since I was told she is a boxer mix. While she’s about his height, Mia is clearly a mix of boxer and something much bigger, like a Mack Truck. I’ve never met such a sturdy little dog before: in fact, I’m pretty sure if we ever break down Mia can tow the truck back home without breaking a pant.
My guess on the mix is a boxer/rotti blend, especially because Mia’s tail was docked at some point to a rotti length (poor baby) and her nose is longer than you’d expect on a boxer. Her poor excuse for a tail reminds me of the little pompoms you see on the Charmin bears in those stupid commercials. The little tail nub wiggles pretty much non-stop, but apparently it isn’t enough to express all the joy Mia feels, because if you give her any kind of attention her whole body starts wagging and trembling. She is a sweet, sweet girl and she want’s nothing more than a scratch on the belly or a rub behind the ears.
I don’t have much of a history on Miss Mia, but she has a scarred ear and a slightly crooked face, along with some broken/missing teeth, that suggest life hasn’t always been gentle to her. She is surprisingly gentle for such a beefy creature, and she loves to snuggle up, even if all she can do is lean against an ankle.
Mia is spayed, crate trained, house trained, and walks nicely on a leash. Best estimates place her between two and three years old. She is ready and eager for a family to love her for the rest of her days. Please check out her profile on the SCARS website and, if you’re looking for a gorgeous companion who will offer you unconditional love and loyalty, please consider filling out an adoption application.
Let’s find this pretty girl a new home to start this new year on a high note, shall we?
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