Breed: Female Pug x Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Location: Glen Waverly
Millie has been tested with cats and we believe she would love to live with a dog savvy cat or two.
Millie is a gregarious happy dog who has been learning lots of news ways to approach life in the last little while.
Previously considered to have severe separation anxiety, once settled into her foster home Millie can now be left for up to four hours at a time in her puppy pen with crate attached. She is home alone most days for various periods of time.
Once Millie gets to know you she is partial to a belly rub and she loves her morning head massages. She can be picked up so long as it is done with one arm around her rear legs and one arm around her chest. Millie is rubenesque in shape and very fast moving and strong.
Millie is a very athletic little dog and she is learning to do her activities outside in the garden. As Millie’s ball obsession decreases, she plays ball 2 -3 times a day for short periods of time. With frequent trips to parks, Millie is learning to enjoy slow sniffing walks and not be worried by the various other happenings going on around us.
Millie will need to be an only dog. Even with the weekly play group of dogs that Millie now knows well, she has shown no interest in engaging with any of them for anything more than a two-second nose sniff. Millie can walk quietly past dogs that she is familiar with. But doesn’t like being approached head on by bouncy or unknown dogs.
Millie is house trained and sleeps well through the night in her crate in her foster carer’s bedroom. She sits quietly for her dinner and will wait at doors and gates if asked. She travels well in the car but will react if someone walks past the car by barking at them.
Being a Pug X Cavvy she does have the reverse sneeze. This can be stopped by gently closing her mouth and placing a finger over one nostril. Millie does not snore loudly of a night-time and is a very a quiet sleeper. She must have access to air conditioning in the warmer weather and is very much an inside dog. To date she has shown no fear of thunderstorms, barking once only at a thunder clap.
Millie’s previous life was very contained so some of her triggers are very common everyday occurrences. Millie is reactive to various kinds of noises, however as time goes by that is becoming less of an issue and on a good day she will ignore most traffic noises and even the sirens of ambulances etc. Cars pulling into the driveways and visitors concern Mille. With regular visitors it is becoming quite easy for them to come and go. Once introduced Millie is affectionate and happy to have them in her space.
A prospective adopter will have experience in working positively with reactionary behaviours. If you find a dog barking annoying then Millie is not the dog for you. Even as her barking is decreasing it is still a work in progress.
Millie would love a garden. She explores the garden and will take herself out and sit quietly in the sun for short periods of time.
Millie is a very smart biddable dog who is very entertaining and makes me laugh every day. Patience and calm boundaries from an understanding person with the time to commit to Millie will be rewarded by a most faithful and affectionate companion dog.
Microchip Number: 953010002499124
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.