|German Shepherd||Large||Female||4 years|
May I introduce Mia. Mia first came into the rescue when she was 11 months old, her owners only having had her a few weeks having found her on Facebook. They wanted to rehome her as she had growled at their 7 year old son and was being protective when people visited, mainly due to the new owner’s inexperience. Mia went into foster with numerous other dogs, cats and horses, where she was fine. Just needed further socialisation with people and lead training.
Mia was adopted by a family with no young children and all was fine or so we thought, apart from a few niggles along the way of her protectiveness. Move on 3 years, Mia is now 4, spayed, microchipped and fully vaccinated. Her adopters contacted us to say they were going to have to rehome her as they planned to foster children and had no idea she did not like young children. Rather strange as her website profile was quite clear on this. We asked the lady to let us assess her so we could find her a new home, especially as she appeared to be suggesting that because of an incident wi1 yearth a neighbour she may have to take her to the vets. This clarified as not being the case, the lady said she had family who may want to take her in so we asked her to keep us updated so we could check the home and go from there. That was the last we heard for 2 months.
Suddenly the lady makes contact on the Sunday saying Mia must be collected by Wednesday latest as she actually has a foster child and she was sending Mia to her in laws at night and weekends, but now her husband was in hospital and her in laws were unable to help and she needed the foster child because it was her only source of income! Not sure how Social Services would feel knowing that! So poor Mia has ended up in the kennels in Essex, costing the rescue more money unnecessarily, as if we had been allowed to help 2 months ago she may well have been in a home.
As you can see, Mia is very overweight suggesting she has not been getting proper exercise, but all in all she has been a sweetheart at the kennels. A little nervous first meeting, but a happy girl.
Mia just needs a GSD experienced home that understands she is not keen on small people, and can be protective if not given the proper leadership. Please help Mia find her forever home as we do not want this poor girl messed about anymore.
NB. Later photos of Mia when she first came into rescue at 11 months of age.
- Location: Essex – KENNELS
- Sex: Female
- Age: 4 years
- Neutered: Yes
- Good with children: Yes – Older Only
- Good with other dogs: Yes
- Good with cats: OK in Home
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