MIA (or “Missy”) is a 5-to-6-year-old who acts younger than her age. She is an energetic bunny; a soft, joyful, sweet fluff-ball of love. She is a Border Collie/Aussie mix who weighs 47 pounds. Mia is an intently human-focused gal who lives to play (outside and inside), chase toys, go on adventures, get pets, chew bones and give cuddles. MIA is a pleaser and will try to anticipate and do what her human wants, especially when what they want are kisses.
MIA is house trained and signals when she needs to go out. She also travels and crates well. MIA is what we call a Velcro dog with a strong desire to spend her days and nights with her family, and if left alone she may whine or bark. This could be bothersome to close-by neighbors.
MIA works on her leash manners and continues to improve daily. When her interest is piqued she can pull hard to get to what she desires. This drive is expecially prevalent when off-leash. MIA reacts well to recall unless distracted. She will try to herd anything that’s moving – animal, human or vehicle, therefore it will be necessary to have her leashed when in public.
Mia would be best suited to a home in which she has room to race around and play hard–a decently-sized yard with minimum 5-foot fencing. We recommend that MIA either be an only-pet, or go to an experienced adopter in herding dog-to-dog interaction. We recommend a home without cats, small children or small dogs. We aren’t sure how she would be with livestock.
Slow and easy does it with regard to meeting new people or being put in new situations. MIA will adapt but she must be allowed to do so at her pace. Once she feels comfortable and trusts her new circumstances she is good to go. Positive reinforcement training will be key as she can be very sensitive to correction. A gentle hand and high value treats will do wonders for success.
MIA is micro-
MIA is being fostered north of Sacramento, CA.
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