Thanks for checking in!
First I have to tell you that Louise (now Mia) is an absolute pleasure. She is gentle and well behaved and there seems to be no issue with her accepting my grandson and vice-verse. He's even comfortable feeding her treats without concern that she'll eat his hand!
She's an active dog who loves attention and affection which she gets constantly! She enjoys her walks and just being outside watching the birds, squirrels and neighborhood activity. My husband built a run for her in the yard (two posts with a plastic coated wire) where she enjoys to just lounge and get fresh air. She'd like to walk to the baseball field every hour but we keep it to 3x a day. She did escape once when my grandson opened the back door and ran across the yard into the neighbor's yard. I was afraid she'd keep going but I managed to coax her back. I have her sit at the back door before attaching her leash and I have no problem. I guess she took advantage of the situation when my grandson opened the door. It seems he needs a little training also!
Although she has not chewed any furniture she has chewed through 2 leashes (while on the run) which we replaced with a plastic coated wire leash. Just this morning she chewed through her walking harness. I guess that was our fault for not removing it immediately after her walk...and her toys have seen better days!
After only one week with us she now retreats to her crate willingly for the night. No crying or whimpering. She is just a doll. The rest of the time she is free to roam the house unless I'm leaving her unattended in which case she goes in her crate short-term. She seems to understand and accept the routine.
She had her first visit to the vet for a checkup and heartworm medication and the staff was impressed with her personality and health....the only problem was her throwing up both on the way there and back from the office. The vet suggested Dramamine for any future car trips. I am looking forward to taking her to a dog park but need to locate one close by. I inquired at the LP board of health (where I purchased her license yesterday) and was told of one in Montville. Perhaps I'll check it out today (after I run to the pharmacy for her Dramamine).
All in all, Mia is now family and we look forward to many happy years with her. I thank you for responding to my application and I hope that many other families can help with your mission.
Hope you can come visit sometime! Pictures will follow from my phone.
PS After Victoria and Jeff dropped her off I realized that her collars were not removed. I will be happy to return them if you can provide a ship-to address.