Meet Mira (formerly Hanna). This sweet girl was another pull from the euthanasia list at the Maricopa County shelter. Like so many other dogs, she was stressed in the shelter environment. She was placed on the e-list after she snapped at the air a few times; we want to stress that she does NOT have a bite record with people or other dogs. She sits politely for treats and will solicit attention from people, especially as she becomes more comfortable with them. We have no doubt that she will continue to improve as she adjusts to life outside the shelter.
After recovering from her spay, Mira settled in well to her foster home. She plays well with the other dogs in the home, another young husky and an older lab. She has shown some resource guarding around the dogs when it comes to food, but it’s easily handled by feeding her separately. She has also done well around dogs of varying sizes in other private settings. Her fosters describe her as having a medium energy level – she loves to play, but is also content to snuggle and (try to) be a lap dog.
Aside from the resource guarding, Mira has not shown any behavioral issues, though she will need some continued training. She does well in a crate, sleeps through the night, and is fully house-trained. She is food-motivated and responds well to verbal correction or redirection with treats when needed. Her manners on leash are unknown. She behaves nicely around older kids and teenagers. We truly do not believe that she is aggressive, just that she was stressed from being in the shelter.
Mira is everything you could ask for in a dog – loving, playful, well-behaved, and adorable. There is no reason this sweet girl should have ended up on the e-list, and she deserves a second chance at having a great life. She would be a great addition to any household or family looking for some husky love. Fill out an application today if you’re interested in meeting Mira!