ADOPTED! February 10, 2017


Arrival Date: 1/7/16
Breed: Terrier Mix
Gender: Female
Age: 9
Weight: 45#
Personality: Happy Go Lucky
Fully Vaccinated:  Yes
Microchipped: Yes
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
In foster Home: Yes
Dog Social: Excellent
Crate Trained:  Not necessary
House Trained: Yes
Kid-Friendly: Yes
Cat-Friendly Unknown
Origin: Owner Surrender (owner died)
Adoption Fee: $200 or $250 for the pair

MileySHM_foster2Miley and Rush were taken in via the Lakewood Animal Shelter. Their owner passed away and they were taken to the shelter when the extended family could not figure out a way to keep the dogs. They had some adjustment time getting used to the dogs at daycare and stayed at The Mutt Hutt for about two weeks before we secured two (different) foster homes for them. They have both adjusted well to their new tempoary living environments and we are confident the pair does not need to live together. If they were adopted together there is a discount for adopting the pair.


MileySHM_toyWhen spending time with Miley, you’d never think she’s 9 years old.  She is so playful, loving, and energetic; her tail is always wagging.  She loves to carry toys around and you can see the conflict on her face when we go out for walks about whether she’d rather go out or keep holding her toy.  She’s filled with energy when we’re walking and is working on not tugging as much, but luckily she’s not a huge dog (45 lbs).  She’s only had pleasant interactions with other dogs and doesn’t seem to have interest in cats or squirrels; I’ve only even heard her bark once, and I’m not sure what that was at.  She’s met some kids and isn’t phased by them– as long as they’re ok with kisses.  With her all energy, please be sure to keep her on a leash (unless you have a fenced in yard) — she gets so about potentially going she’s bolted out the door too soon and run down the street, but then comes right back like nothing has happened.  
While she has plenty of energy outside, inside Miley is content to just relax and cuddle up on the couch or floor, or run after her toys if you throw them.  She has so much love to share and is so fun to chill with.  We used her crate the first few days to test it out, and we’d wake up in the morning to her crying, so we haven’t used the crate and haven’t heard her crying in the AM.  She’s also done some crying when we leave (or doesn’t know I’m still around) but it doesn’t last too long.  We’ve just been leaving her out of the crate now and she roams the house fine.  She’s home for 8 hours a day alone and hasn’t ripped anything up except her toys, and hasn’t had any accidents inside (knock on wood).  
Miley is an awesome gal who is sometimes a little shy at first, but will soon be cuddling right up on you.  Give her a shot!

We are not a traditional shelter, we are a cage-free facility. All dogs are temperament tested and must get along with other dogs to stay here. Appointments must be made in advance to meet our Secondhand Mutts. Please call 216-664-9660 or email to set up a time. We are closed on Sundays. We prefer to adopt to local families but will consider long distance adoptions.

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Our Adoptables Are
  • Socialized in a cage-free dog daycare environment
  • Dog-Friendly
  • Cat Tested (upon request)
  • Fostered in real homes
  • Spayed or Neutered
  • Temperament tested
  • Veterinary Health Checked
  • Fully Vaccinated
  • Distemper Vaccinated
  • Rabies Vaccinated
  • Bordetella Vaccinated
  • Heartworm Tested
  • Microchipped
  • Flea Preventative
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Groomed prior to adoption

Services provided by
Gateway Animal Clinic

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