3 year old • Female • 37 lbs
Mina is a white beauty with large splashes of brown, floppy ears, a pink nose, and the softest fur.
If there’s one word to describe Mina, it’s charisma. She loves everyone she meets and wins over hearts on every walk. She wags her entire body at the sight of a potential new human friend, and squirms and bows for their attention. Her best friend is a stuffed possum that she carries on walks to proudly show her new human friends.
Mina is always interested in doing exactly what we are doing, whether it’s sitting on our laps to watch TV or running around in the yard. She would love a fenced yard! She knows “Sit,” and is working on “Come” and “Wait.” Mina is housebroken and crate trained. She will spend the night in her crate, but would much rather be snuggled up in bed with her humans. Mina does just fine when left alone in the house inside and outside of her crate.
She is getting along well with her foster brother after a proper introduction. She does seem to like to be in charge of her brother; but this generally means letting him know he needs to calm down when he’s getting a little too rowdy. Mina does well with our young neighbors, aside from the occasional face lick, which is not always appreciated as much as she hopes!
Mina is a loving dog who can be laidback or up for an adventure. She’s eager to please, and her forever family will be so lucky to have her!
Mina is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed. She tested positive for heartworms and is receiving the gentle protocol of an initial 28 days of doxycyline and twice per month heartgard, and continuing with heartgard twice a month. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method; for Mina that year will be up in mid-March 2021.
Mina came to IAR from a rural shelter.
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.