Mia is looking for a special someone to be her bestest friend. She has a fun personality, and is a non-stop 'wiggle butt' full of happy energy and kisses galore. She's an active girl who is always up for a walk, hike, or run. Her enthusiasm for life is endless. She is believed to be 2-3 years old and currently weighs about 45 lbs. Everyone who meets her comments that she is much smaller than she looks in pictures. Mia is a solid 45 pounds, but not a big 45 pounds.
Mia is very smart, trainable, and treat-motivated. She has mastered basic obedience (sit, down, stay) and learned to ring the bells on the foster's doors to let them know she needs to go out. In her foster home she is crate-trained and housebroken. She's a relatively quiet dog - except at the site of new dogs. She knows how to use a doggie door and is very respectful of the fence and baby gates inside her foster home. Mia is working on not pulling on a leash (she does great in a head collar, though) and would likely love the challenge of agility or more training.
Mia enjoys chew toys and rope toys and anything that squeaks, but she's equally happy to snuggle with you on the couch.
Mia is always happy to meet new people and recently gave a visiting plumber a tongue bath while he worked. She understands that four-feet-on-the-floor gets her more attention, but sometimes she can't help herself. Mia needs plenty of exercise, and should not be in a home with cats because she loves to chase small animals.
This sweet girl is ready to find her forever family - she has so much love and devotion to give! To see more pictures and stories of Mama Mia, visit her foster mom's Facebook group: www.facebook.com/AnotherGoodDog.
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Ashland, VA for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Ashland.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.