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MILLIE (watch her video!)

Type of Animal: 
Dog
Breed: 
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Medium

 

 

 

 

 

MILLIE IS AN EXTRA SPECIAL DOG AND SHE'S LOOKING FOR AN EXTRA SPECIAL SOMEONE!

Milie is approximately 10 years old. During those 10 years she was bred for litter after litter of puppies. She suffered physical abuse at the hands of some heartless monster who kicked and hit her. Millie's body is scarred. Her legs are bowed, causing a limp. She has a massive cataract in her right eye and a small one starting in her left. She's missing several bottom teeth and according to the vet, there was evidence of old and new blunt force trauma all over her body.

Millie may be old and scarred, but she is not defeated! Her spirit soars and she explores her days with a spring to her step.

Millie is happy! She is full of love and gratitude at her new life, even though her new life involves living (for now) in a kennel.

Millie has new friends who love her. They visit her at the kennel to walk her and take her for car rides. MILLIE LOVES CAR RIDES! But what she really needs is a home with a person or family to call her own.

Millie has seen several vets in order for us to gain a comprehensive understanding of her medical needs. Her hind legs both show evidence of past cruciate or patellar injury, but they are not painful and surgery will not repair the damage. She may one day become arthritic, but for now she can maneuver and jump just fine. Regarding the cataract in her right eye, it has rendered her mostly blind but the corneas are symmetrical and she does not need to have her eye removed. The large hematoma on her left side that you may notice in the first video has now completely disappeared. Initial bloodwork showed some decreased liver function, but follow up blood work showed normal liver and kidney function, which leads the vet to believe that Millie's liver was injured when she was assaulted prior to being dumped, as Millie was hit and kicked aggressively all over her body resulting in the hematoma and other bruising. All of that is now healed up and Millie is fit and ready for her forever home.

We weren't sure whether Millie wanted to live in a home with other animals because she didn't seem to care for some of the dogs she met, so we took her to John Gagnon's Pet Resort in Colchester, CT to have a formal behavioral assessment with trainer Jason Lee. As it turns out, MILLIE LOVES OTHER DOGS!  She has had four cat interactions, and again, with calm cats Mille is less interested, but when some of them run she wants to run too. We feel that in the right home, with the propoer introductions, a cat might be an okay companion for Millie, and we will make this decision on a case by case situation.  

Millie is currently being boarded in Bethlehem, CT.  If you would like to adopt or foster Millie please click here to submit an online application to adopt a dog.  For more information you can call Stephanie at (203) 912-2016 or Kristina at (203) 228-7363.