ON HOLD from 24.05.2018
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Mia and Coopers' Profile
Mia and Cooper are a devoted, bonded pair and need to be re-homed together.
It is highly suspected that Mia can speak English!! She is very in tune with people – their emotions, thoughts and feelings. She understands almost everything she is asked to do. Mia also likes to watch ladies apply makeup and get dressed up as if she knows it is a female thing to do.
Cooper on the other hand is a typical boy dog. He wants to play and be treated like a dog. He lives for Mia. She is his guiding light.
Both dogs have a keen appreciation of music, their original owner singing to them since they were puppies – it soothes them. They also have an unusual habit of waiting in the bathroom until the shower is turned off - there seems to be something comforting about the sound of running water.
They will both become committed to their owner but Mia more so.
They will thrive in a relatively large, secure yard with a happy, positive family or couple that are actively looking for dogs to be part of their lives. While they should be fine if you work full time, they will struggle if left alone for extended periods because you are time poor. We recommend you have experience with this breed, or similar, only because of their size and because there is two of them.
They will not suit homes with residents who young, frail, elderly or time poor.
Qualified Animal Assessor said ''Both are nice dogs. A little separation anxiety with Cooper, but good to handle.
Only problem may be with other dogs, but we had them close to other dogs, and they could be controlled so not as bad as some,''
They have been previously with an owner who was extremely cautious. On the rare occasion they pass other dogs while on the lead Mia and Cooper don’t tend to respond but they have never had the chance to interact with dogs off lead.. We recommend caution just to be on the safe side, not because anything has happened.
Yes. They seem to know that kids are fragile and are very caring. We routinely recommend any kids be primary school aged or older.
Mia 45 kgs. Cooper 38 kgs.
Medium - playful and energetic.
How is this dog on a lead?
Like most dogs they start off excited but settle down. They are powerful so they need a strong owner.
How is this dog off the lead?
They come back when called, every time, but it may take 3-4 calls before they do so.
They need a secure yard but will tend not to even want to wander off if they are happy. Mia once took herself off to a local primary school and sat in a class - a funny experience going to pick her up. She loved it. However, that aside she will only try to escape if she is not getting what she needs. This happened when a house sitter was leaving them alone in the heat too much.
Nuisance barker or destructive?
Yes – even without a doggy door as they will let you know when they need to go out.
Tolerance to being alone.
Yes. As long as they have each other they are ok on their own during the day.
Mia and Cooper thrive when around the people they love. They are engaging characters that will both delight and entertain you. They are exhibitionists of sorts.These dogs love to be loved - pats, cuddles, smooching, people and attention. Every morning they love hearing the words ‘’Good Morning’’ - it makes their day.
They also enjoy playing fetch plus hide and seek. Swimming is also another favourite activity.
Both dislike being excluded or shunned – they like to be part of whatever is going on. They need protection from extremes in temperature. Cooper is a bit of a sook around the vacuum and the broom.
Adoption Fee $320 ($160 each)
** Cooper's Vaccination to be done post adoption by a vet authorised and paid for by Dog Adoption OR subsidised by Dog Adoption at an approved alternative vet.
Why are our adoption fees great value?
Compare the prices below.
AVERAGE RETAIL VET PRICES
Some vets do not include additional items in the quote and add these on later e.g. pain relief, fluids, removal of stitches
Male $210 - 310
Female $295 - 560 (add $160 if on heat)
Vaccination - annual injection
$79 - 93
$65 - 75
Kennel Cough - annual injection
$40 - 50
Heart worm injection - annual injection
Medium $75 - 110
Heart worm blood test
Recommended if history is unknown
$50 - 85
Written vet assessment
Varies with breed, age, size, health and temperament.
This is not a list of what vet work any dog in the program has or will have done by Dog Adoption.
Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, representatives of DOG ADOPTION are not accredited specialists in any area including animal behaviour, veterinary science or welfare. While all care is taken to collect and relay correct information, DOG ADOPTION acts as an agent and does not accept responsibility for owners, foster carers, applicants, adopters or any other party that is dishonest or misleading. Details about dogs are based on information gathered from owners or foster careers and this can be subjective. We recommend applicants seek independent advice from qualified specialists before committing to a dog.