Dog urgently needs home in Miami

milly

Milly thought she had it made. After spending three long months at Miami Dade Animal Services, and after being featured on a pet segment for NBC, there was no interest in her, and she was definitely running out of time. Things did not look good for this sweet dog.

But a volunteer’s coworker visited the shelter and adopted Milly. During the week after the adoption, Milly seemed like the perfect dog. She was cuddly and shared a bed with her new “mom,”  she was smart and affectionate, she knew commands, and she got along with the Chihuahua in the home.

But the happy family life ended when Milly’s adopter arrived home from work to find puncture marks on her Chihuahua, who was bleeding. She rushed the tiny dog to the veterinarian. She was dismayed because things had seemed to be fine between the dogs. But she worried about her small dog, and even through she loved Milly in that short week, she returned her to the shelter.

The adopter is begging for someone to save Milly. She is heartbroken (please, no negative comments), and wants to tell people that Milly is “everything she was looking for in a dog.” And she had been visiting the shelter since her other dog died three months earlier. Now she feels doubly guilty — that her Chihuahua was injured, and that Milly was abandoned yet again.

Milly is a great dog who needs time and someone willing to take things slowly in terms of introductions to other dogs. But even great dogs are killed at this shelter where dogs are either labeled aggressive and killed or said to be sick and then killed. Milly’s return to the shelter offers those in charge the perfect opportunity to kill her. They can simply say she is “dog aggressive” and kill her. Please don’t let that happen. Please share her story.

Milly deserves another chance.

Milly is ID#A1806505. She is listed as a spayed female tan and white Terrier mix. The shelter says she is around three years old and 48 pounds. There may be more information on her Facebook thread. She is located at Miami Dade Animal Services, 3599 NW 79 Avenue, Doral, Florida 33166. The phone number is (305) 884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Email:pets@miamidade.gov for more information.

Please note that I do not work at the shelter. Do not post pledges or offers to adopt in the comments — they will not be seen by the shelter. Contact the shelter directly to help, or visit the Facebook threads for more information. Also, only respectful, profanity-free comments will be approved.

2 thoughts on “Dog urgently needs home in Miami

  1. That was a special kind of stupid to leave that dog alone with a small dog. You never ever ever take a chance like that. They should have been separated in different rooms with the doors locked. Now this dog will lose his life over her stupidity.

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