- Age Approx 3 years
- Sex Female
- Size 50 lbs
- Fixed Yes
- House Trained Yes
- Foster Parent(s) Thanks to Heather, Q & doggie pack for being great fosters to Millie!
Hi my name is Millie and I’m helping my foster mom update my bio! Like most rescued pets my life has not been easy but I am very excited to see what my new chapter in life is going to be like. Since my foster mom (Linda) and dad (Bill), rescued me from the pound I have learned how to live in a house, become potty trained, sleep on a soft bed and understand what dog life could be like. However, I was so scared being all by myself and losing my good friend from my previous life I did not progress as much as I needed to. She decided I really should go to a foster home with another dog to help me with doggie life. I now live with my new foster mom Heather and her son Q and my big foster dog pack! I love all my new dog friends and they have helped me grow SO much. I used to be scared of EVERYTHING – doorways, cars, people, noises, stairs, fast movements – basically everything! I would seek out corners, caves, and places I could hide. Now I go inside/outside through a dog door, love to ride in the car and get in all by myself, run up/down the stairs and all through the house. Noises are still hard for me but I’m doing better each day. I still like my safe spots away from everyone and everything but I also socialize much more than I use to. I love to meet new people on my terms. Movements and anything new in my world is also still scary, but I’m trying to explore and understand more each day. My foster siblings help me with everything since they are so braved! I now sit up in the car and even ride in the front seat sometimes. I have explored Petsmart (glued to my Foster brother’s side) but did enjoy sniffing in the isles and seeing nice people. I get VERY excited to see my old foster mom each week and go on walks with her. My new foster mom is amazing too and I love being by her side and exploring doggie life. We are working on the sit command, being left alone in the house, being kenneled, and not jumping up on the counters.
I am looking for my forever family and I envision life with a doggie sibling and my people to be around quite a bit while I adjust to life with you. I will need my people to be very patient with me because new situations are hard and I will need time to adjust. I would love my people to take me on walks, to the park to play, swimming, and on lots of adventures. I promise I will become the most amazing dog if you are willing to give me time to bond, adjust and understand life. Everyone is always commenting on how far I have come already! I know each day I heal a little more and grow a little braver!
Thanks to Wag Your Tail Photography for taking great photos of Millie!
More info about Millie
Other Dogs ▼
Because of Millie's shy and scared nature she MUST go to a home with another dog. She loves other dogs in social settings and has learned how to be a dog with her foster pack. She plays and runs with her friends, fetches toys, and enjoys learning and sniffing with them. She does seem to be a more dominant female and would do best with a submissive, playful, confident doggie friend.
Cats -- she hasn't been around any but she has a very high prey/ chase instinct
Millie hasn't been observed with children, but based on her shy nature, the energy, chaos and unpredictable nature of young kids may overwhelm her. Kids 10 years plus would likely be ok.
She does great on a leash and enjoys going for walks and adventures. She loves to greet people and dogs while out on adventures. Loud noises, skateboards, bikes, and fast cars are still very scary. Busy settings are still a bit overwhelming for her and she leans into her dog friends and foster mom when she's overwhelmed.
Where I'm from ▼
Millie and another lab were picked up north of Greeley as strays. She spent about 4 weeks at the shelter in Eaton where she was very scared. According to the shelter, she had to be picked up and carried to go outside to go potty. The shelter reached out to rescues to get her into a foster home.