4 year old • Female • 40 lbs
Miss Missy is likely a bull dog mix. Her fur is very short, and she's black with lots of white, and pink around her nose and mouth. And lots of lovely wrinkles.
Miss Missy is the sweetest, most adorable dog! She has the cutest face and her tail is always wag, wag, wagging whenever she sees you. Miss Missy loves EVERYONE and is so affectionate. And people love her. They stop us on the street to admire her. Given the chance, she will cuddle up next you, or climb into your lap and give you plenty of kisses. Miss Missy walks well on a leash and does well in crate. She LOVES car rides, is up for any adventure, and is very curious about her surroundings.
A playful dog, Miss Missy likes her chew toys and can occupy herself. She makes the cutest snorty little piggy sounds and snores when she is sleeping. Miss Missy is very food motivated and so is easy to train. We have been working on basic commands, and she is a fast learner. In no time she learned Sit! While her rescuer tried to find Miss Missy's owner, she slowly introduced Miss Missy to her dogs (a Rottweiler and a Shih Tzu). At first, Miss Missy was afraid of them, but soon, and with tandem walks, she became comfortable with them. She has also done very well with an IAR volunteer's staffordshire mix and collie mix! Check out Miss Missy in the video watching a cat--more wag, wag, wag!
Miss Missy is up-to-date on her vaccinations, and has appointments to be spayed and an operation for her cherry eye. She tested positive for heartworm and is being treated with a slow protocol that begins with 28 days of doxcycline and Heartgard twice during the first month, followed by twice-a-month Heartgard. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworm within a year using this method.
A Good Samaritan found Miss Missy in a rural area.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.