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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|6/10/2014 ||Required||Age 4+||Optional||Not tested|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
We welcomed Mia into our home on Saturday and she is such a sweet, beautiful girl! She was a stray found in Iowa that was kept by a good samaritan for a week until we could show her the RAGOM life. Mia went to the vet to be brought up to date on her shots and get micro chipped on Sunday. The vet estimated her to be maybe between 2 and 3 years old. I'm almost guessing she might be 1-2, but either way she is young. We know she has golden retriever in her, but we have no idea what she's really mixed with. Just a good old heinz 57! Regardless, Mia weighs 50 lbs, so she's a little on the smaller side for a golden. We saw a scar on her belly, so we are pretty sure she is already fixed.
Mia has stolen the heart of her foster dad (they all win foster mom's heart!) with her incredibly mild personality. She likes to play with toys and other dogs, but she's not a wild, crazy girl at all. She's almost in slow motion if she tries putting her paws up on you or if she goes to lay down for her belly to be rubbed. I'm not sure if she's ever been in a house before, so if all this is new to her, she's taking it in stride and thinking it's alright. She does not know many commands. She knows her name and learned come so far. We are working on sit, but she is not food motivated. She will require training with her new family. We had an accident the first day, but she hasn't had any accidents while being gated in the kitchen with the resident dog while we're at work. I don't think Mia is the biggest fan of water, but with it being winter I'm not sure how she'll do with a lake. She went spread eagle in my arms when I went to lift her into the tub to give her a bath! Once she was in she just stood there kind of scared, so maybe it's just new to her as well. Her hair is really soft and she doesn't seem to shed quite as much as a retriever. Did I mention she LOVES attention and has the retriever personality of needing you to touch her and give her lots of love?! She likes to follow you around, but she doesn't always have to be in the same room you are.
Mia really likes to look out the door, hoping her forever family will come and take her home. With Mia having such a mellow personality, we think she will be great with kids! She can go to a home with another dog as she gets along great with dogs, but it's not required. She was cat tested and doesn't have much interest in them, so your cat would be safe! I would like to see her go to a home with a fence because I'm not sure if she wandered off with her being a stray and because being in town seems pretty new to her.
The two funniest things I've seen her do so far: 1) She was sitting in the front seat of my car and every time we went under an overpass she would duck! 2)Mia made a huge hop (like a rabbit) at my resident dog where she had to have gone 3 feet in the air to try and get her to play! lol...
We are just getting to know Mia and she's still settling in, so there will be more to come soon.