- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Adoption Fee: $500
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Brindle
- Current Size: 105 Pounds
- Current Age: 2 Years 1 Month (best estimate)
- Location: Knoxville MD 21758
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
- Housetrained: Yes
- Exercise Needs: Moderate
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Sweet Mirti, a Miami native, is ready to show a lucky family what a good girl she can be!
Mirti was found pregnant, abandoned, and roaming the streets of Miami, FL in November 2023. She unfortunately got sick during her shelter stay and had to spend a few weeks in boarding until being cleared to travel. It was a sad sight for sure…watching a girl who just couldn’t catch a break.
Shortly after Christmas, she arrived in MTM’s care… she was scared, nervous and would run and hide or lie on her bed shaking - afraid to move. A week of settling in and decompressing revealed a happy, lively, dog who wanted nothing more than a human to give her scratches and attention. Her personality is now shining through, and she continues to show us how lucky we are to have saved her.
Now on to the dislikes… There is not one thing identified that she doesn’t like or that seems to bother her to no end.
Here are all the things this girl loves:
Mirti is quiet in her kennel until she hears a voice or sees her human. Then she becomes excited and lets you know by barking and jumping at her kennel door. As soon as she is let out, she proceeds to do her zoomies. :)
She enjoys running around in the open yard, but never strays too far from
She loves being rubbed/petted/loved on and doesn’t mind being touched on her ears or feet.
enjoys car rides.
Mirti knows a few basic commands but gets easily excited and will jump. She can be easily redirected and is able to settle.
She does not mind you touching her mouth, looking at her teeth, or touching her feet.
She walks well on a leash. However, if you don't make her heal far enough back, she will cut in front of you.
She is food motivated which will definitely help with training.
She seems to be unaffected by other dogs in the area of her kennel or the open play yard. She is, however, quite intrigued by the goats.
Where she walks, there is a small group of little dogs that bark at her. She is curious she does not bark. She does not charge after them. She does not pull and is easily redirected and continues when the leash walk.
She is somewhat startled by noises and by cars passing by, but if you can keep her focus she will continue on the walk.
Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: non-reactive towards dogs, intrigued and tail wags when meeting a cat; and curious about little humans. She was hesitant at first when meeting her 6-year-old foster human but him staying still and calm settled her nerves, and she sat right beside him while he held her leash.
Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? No, she is a velcro dog who will stay by your side. She will partake in some zoomies, but you will always be in her sights.
Walks well on a leash? Yes, good leash manners. She is walked in an area that has a group of little dogs that bark at her; she is curious about all the praise, but her modesty keeps her from making a fuss about it. She does not pull and is easily redirected; she is somewhat startled by noises and by cars passing by but again -- If you can keep her focus she will continue on the walk by your side.
Any Medical issues? None.
What would be the best kind of home? Mirti is a healthy girl with an abundance of energy to share with an active, energetic family. She is good with kids, dogs (big and small), and cats and would love a human lap to lay her head on.
Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy:
Please know that 100% of our fees and donations pay for the costs of rescuing dogs. These include, but are not limited to: pull fees from shelters, veterinary examinations, vaccinations, medications and care, microchips, neuter/spay surgeries, heartworm treatments, behavior evaluations, and foster care, as needed.
Our rescue policy requires the following:
Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina.
We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.
Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure. We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.
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