Mia (formerly Joy)
This is my site Written by spcaweb on August 5, 2013 – 8:07 pm
Back when Mia (formerly Joy) first arrived at the shelter.

Back when Mia (formerly Joy) first arrived at the shelter.

A report from Valerie, the adopter of Mia (formerly Joy).  Mia was adopted at the end of January 2013:

My husband thought she looked like a “Mia,” so that’s what we’ve been calling her. She learned her new name very quickly. She is proving to be a spoiled, sweet and loving dog. She’s pretty smart too: she’s learned commands very quickly and she’s well-behaved.

We are continuing to work with her on her phobia of strangers, and she is continuing to get better and better. She quickly warms up to new women and children; but as expected, online us drugstore, she takes a bit longer to get comfortable around men she doesn’t know. At this point, she loves Michael and me (the adopters), and also loves my parents and my sister. She also has 4 four-legged BFFs at my parents’ house: my sister’s dog General, and my parents’ dogs Callie, Gretel and Zeus. She loves to run, and she has some amazing speed… watch out rabbits, squirrels and birds!

Mia (formerly Joy) out on the shelter's dog trail.

Mia (formerly Joy) out on the shelter’s dog trail.

Here's a picture of Joy/Mia relaxing on the couch with one of her favorite squeaky toys.

Here’s a picture of Joy/Mia relaxing on the couch with one of her favorite squeaky toys.

Mia has been wonderful at her veterinary visits and she continues to receive a clean bill of health every time she goes for her check-ups and vaccines. During one of her blood draws for heartworm testing, we also had the vet do the dog DNA testing – she tested negative (no mutations detected) for a number of genetic mutations associated with various diseases and cancers! ┬áThe testing also told us that her breed mixing appears to be predominantly Treeing Walker Coonhound, Boxer, and Rottweiler. Interesting combination!

Thanks again for connecting us to our four-legged family member. We wish you all the best.

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