Mika is a sweet, loyal and people-friendly dog. She is 11 years old. Mika wants nothing more than to be by your side. She has been devoted to her owner on a small farm for about 5 years. But as a senior, disabled woman, her owner has made the heart-breaking decision to rehome Mika. She believes that Mika would be happier with a family without young children, a retired couple or an individual. Mika needs a more active life and additional leash training. She pulls while on leash in excitement. However, Mika is a quick learner, listens well and just wants to please.

Estimated to be about 60 pounds, Mika is a bit overweight due to lack of regular exercise. Her vet paperwork will be provided by her owner. She is due for a health exam and her next rabies shot this year. Mika can manage stairs at this time.

Mika is not a barker. She is crate-trained and will let you know when she needs to go out. She does require regular potty breaks. Mika has been fine to stay inside her home without issue but she should not be expected to wait long hours between potty breaks.

Mika has lived with a cat but due to her prey drive, they often chase each other around the house, so it might be best if she is the only pet in the household. Her biggest challenge is she is unpredictable and anxious around unfamiliar dogs. Although, she has made friends with a mellow lab who lives next door. A dog savvy owner who knows how to do proper introductions and successfully integrate a dog into the home may work!

She would be happiest in a home where she won’t be left alone all day since she thrives on human companionship.  A fenced yard would be ideal where she can enjoy the outdoors, play and chase squirrels. Since she has spent all of her time at home on the farm, she seldom goes for car rides so that may take some getting used to. It may be best to crate her in the car initially if she seems a little anxious. She sometimes is nervous around loud noises such as thunder and finds a quiet place to hide which is not unusual behavior for a dog!

We think Mika sounds like a great dog with so much potential! The hope is that Mika will find an adoptive home soon.

Mika is located in Hansville, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Mika is not an Old Dog Haven dog. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation. 



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