Project Description

Adoption Fee: $590

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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.

Breed: Female Blue Heeler cross
DOB: 11/08/2010
Weight: 25kg
Location: Somerville

Meet Mia Elderton, a beautiful older girl who needs love and trust building after years of living outside in the cold with her health needs ignored and neglected. Mia needs a home that will give her the opportunity to live out her final years feeling loved and cared for.

She is good natured and enjoys pats and cuddles. She always needs the companionship of people or another dog as she can become distraught if left alone and will howl and bark.

Mia is good natured around other dogs but needs time to settle into a new home with an existing dog.  She is currently living with two dogs.

Mia has a number of health concerns resulting from both neglect and aging. She has some hearing and sight issues which contributes to some anxiety, and she can sometimes become easily startled.

She has mild arthritis in her hips which has been treated with cartrophen injections, and the combination of a good diet, a warm environment and medication has resulted in her condition improving. Lots of tender loving care goes a long way and Mia deserves this and more.

Mia enjoys walks and walks well on a lead and loves going to the dog park, but finds being in a car unsettling so will need to be properly harnessed for her safety and well-being. Mia is confident in using a doggie door and can take herself outside to toilet. Mia sleeps inside.

Given her health, age and previous life experiences, Mia needs a nice quiet home and the  love and support of  people who are always either home with her or have another quiet older dog to keep her company. She will not cope being left on her own.

She does not need a lot of space to run but she needs a secure backyard with grass. She needs a walk every day and a home that will be able to give her some good final years with trips to the beach and open spaces to walk.

The lucky person who adopts Mia will have the privilege of giving a dog who has had a tough life some happy years in comfort.

Microchip Number: 956000014966255

Health:

Mia has mild arthritis in her hips which has been treated with cartrophen injections.

She had very severe periodontal disease so this has been split into two operations. She will have her second one shortly.

She has a lump on her back foot which has ‘suspect cells’ and requires a biopsy which we have scheduled.

Source Number: RE120211

All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.