Mia is a momma's girl who was rescued and not defined by her Cushing's disease. In her spare time, she likes to hang out with her brother, Odie, as well as her new kitten LL Cool J! She's fiercely loyal and prides herself on being kennel trained & enjoys days where she gets to accompany her momma to work.
A note from Mia's Momma, Laura…. "Mia was a gift for 19th birthday from my brother. We had just moved out of our parents house and I was convinced I needed a dog. So we visited the Houston SPCA. I remember walking through the kennels and not seeing a dog that spoke to me, but I looked closer and there she was. A terrified little girl hiding in the back of her kennel. I asked the kennel tech if I could visit with her and she replied "okay but she is shy". We went to the visiting room and she cuddled into my arms. I knew she was the one. I was an inexperienced dog mom and when I found she had tape worms, I panicked! I thought they were contagious and made her sleep outside for the night until I could get a vet appt
lol. Potty training was interesting, but she caught on quickly, I crate trained her as I worked everyday and quickly realized how bright she was. I'll never forget the first night I let her sleep outside of the crate, she came into bed, crawled into my arms, and fell asleep. I had never felt a feeling like that.
Mia moved across the country with me multiple times, she grew to hate car rides (trazodone helps immensely) but she has always been by my side. She was a feisty girl in her prime, she has hunted deer, brought me "presents" (deceased animals) and never been afraid to tell a bigger dog that she is the boss. She has slowed down in the older years, but never loss her spunk. She loves every human that she meets, and I owe the last year of her life to you, Dr. Brooke Knowlton. I thank Mia day after day for being my best support system and keeping me laughing. She hates taking her medicine daily but also jumps up and down when she knows it's time for food.
One of my favorite quotes sums up my thoughts on Mia: "Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished" -Dean Koontz"