MIA (or “Missy”) is a 5-to-6-year-old energetic, bunny-soft, joyful, sweet fluff-ball of love. She is a border collie/Aussie mix, who weighs 50 pounds, and don’t tell her, but she could still lose a couple of those pounds. She is intently human-focused, lives to play outside and inside, chase toys, go on adventures, get pets, chew bones and give cuddles. MIA is house-trained, signals when she needs to go, crates well, and travels in the car like a champ. She has a reliable recall without distractions.
Like many herding breed dogs, MIA notices things that move when she’s on a leashed walk–bikes, skateboards and other walkers; she is cat-curious, and squirrel-fascinated. So, her recall might be less-than-100% if she was sorely tempted by moving creatures—including bike riders and skateboarders. She can be initially nervous indoors with strangers and in new situations, but calms and warms up quickly. MIA is a pleaser and will try to anticipate what her human wants her to do. She is sensitive to correction, so positive-reinforcement is ideal for her. MIA greets people and other dogs fine on-leash, and adores hanging out with other dogs, but off-leash when no one is looking, she can’t be trusted not to start a spat when toys or treats are involved. For this reason, we recommend that MIA either be an only-dog, or go to an owner experienced in dog-to-dog resource-guarding and spat-prevention. MIA has clean teeth and a penchant for giving kisses.
MIA is micro-
MIA is being fostered north of Sacramento, CA.
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