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MILA

MILA
NOT Available For Adoption
Gender: Female
Color: Blue w/Rust
Age: 4 1/2 - 5 yrs.
WT: 80 lbs.
Ears: Cropped
Tail: Docked
Altered: Spayed
Micro Chipped: Home Again
House Trained: Yes
Good with other passive dogs.
Not good with cats.
Good with older children.

This dear, sober-faced Dobergal came to us through the courtesy of a rescue angel who brought her to us from a caring vet.

Her owner had taken her to the vet when she was having difficulty whelping pups on her own. After learning the expense of her needed surgery, he told the vet to euthanize her. The vet refused and had the man sign a release, whereupon the vet went ahead with the surgery and then contacted our rescue angel to see her safely to Elijah’s House.

Understandably she is somewhat shy and reserved around people who are new to her. It’s quite likely she had been kept for the purpose of providing income at her former residence and socialization wasn’t a priority.  Initially, she seemed to get along better with females than with males, but that phase has passed and now she does well with all our male volunteers.

The good news is that she’s here with us now, being made of and loved on and exercised and socialized as she begins to realize that happily there’s more to life than she had previously experienced.

She's come a long way since arriving in January - being anemic, heart-worm positive, and with poor body appearance from whelping pups her entire life. Now she is like a new dog: the heart worms and intestinal worms are gone; the enlarged teats have returned to normal, and she’s in such good physical condition, she could even climb or jump high enough to clear a gate!

Here are some observations from our volunteers:


    “Mila is very sweet once she knows you - her bark is literally worse than her non-existent bite! She loves a quiet lap to lay her head on and some nice pats.”

    “The difference in Mila from Saturday to Sunday was a big step. On Saturday she tried to distance herself from me even while on the leash. But by the next day she came to me in her field and let me put a leash on. I think with time and love this girl will break through her shell.”

    “Mila is a very handsome girl who appears to be uncomfortable around men at this point. I can only imagine that was the result of the environment she was forced to endure previously - an environment where she was nothing more than a source of revenue by bearing puppies for sale. My only contact with her was when I approached her in the Corral. She was barking at me as I entered, slowly took a seat, and spoke to her in a low, calm tone. She never acted aggressively at all; she merely backed up against the fence and barked. After a minute or two she seemed less threatened by my presence, the barking diminished considerably, and she moved about at a safe distance. When one of the female volunteers approached the corral, I could see Mila was more receptive to her, and she looked over at me and barked a few more times. I then retreated slowly as it was clear that Mila would need more time before trusting an unknown male.”

    “Mila was very shy and needs a little time to warm up before approaching. She barks a lot during that time. Even once she was calm, she was still shaking a bit, so she may just need someone with a little patience.”

    “Mila is gorgeous with her dark blue coat! She is shy and a bit unsure upon first meeting, but it doesn’t take long for her to warm up and lean in for some loving! She was a little nervous for her bath, so I took it slow with her; and when we finished, she felt great. Later when I went out to bring her back in, she was jumping up and down, excited to see me, as though she had known me forever! “She came right up to me, wagging her tail, so I could put the leash on her. Once you earn her trust, she’ll be your best friend!”

     "What a difference a week makes. Mila is so happy that she wants to jump up so you don’t miss her. She has the prettiest dark blue coat. When in the run with her, she lies with her head on your lap, and you can lose track of time just stroking her head. She wants so badly to be with you that she tries to come out of her run with you."

     "Mila is the sweetest girl. She is definitely a cuddle bug but is also active and loves to explore. She has not had it easy, but despite that she still wants to show love to those around her and bring joy to their lives."

      "Mila is my first chance to see the very unusual and very pretty skin mottling of a blue Doberman. There is a beautiful pattern on her skin – you can even see it on her nose. She is unique looking. But she is very typical in loving to be loved on."

       "Such a beautiful girl, alert and athletic! She was more than happy to let me give her a bath, trim her nails, and really enjoyed a good towel rub down to dry her off giving me a gentle kiss on the nose." 

     "Mila looks so good – she no longer looks like she’s just given birth – she is a lovely girl. Today I got to pet her for a few strokes and noticed that she gives off a very gentle vibe. I think it would feel very peaceful to sit with her and just pet and pass the time."

And a comment from a DRT visitor:
     "Mila has a beautiful sleek, blue coat! Although she is not a huge fan of strangers to start, she warmed right up to us and even gave some sweet kisses to my husband, which was a welcome surprise."

From these comments, you can see the effect her past has had on her. You can also see that with a little patience, gentleness, and love, she’ll come right around and be joyful in knowing there’s someone she can trust. Indeed, she's made remarkable progress in her time with us.

If this sweet girl’s story speaks to your heart, make an appointment to meet her once your application is approved, and come spend a little time making of her for yourself. She’s going to be a wonderfully appreciative and loving companion for years to come; and as you share your love with her and receive hers in response, you’ll have the joy of knowing you played a part in giving life to one who was effectively dead in the past.

 

 

 

 



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Contact: Carol Fama   P. O. Box 13979   Greensboro, NC 27415-3979
Rescue Areas Covered, but not limited to GA, NC, SC, VA, WV
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