The Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley found Mila (formerly Chelsey) as a stray just weeks before she melted our hearts on one cold Valentine’s Day weekend. My husband and I had visited Animal Humane Society several times before that visit, wanting to get a dog, but still not 100% sure what kind of dog we were actually looking for. We had researched American Pit Bull Terriers, but hadn’t strictly limited that breed as our adoption choice. If there is ever a breed so misunderstood, it is this one. Needless to say, Mila chose us.
Mila’s gentle personality, filled with tail wiggles and even a few sloppy kisses, left us smitten. These days we spend plenty of time outside playing and resting it off with a good nap and lots of belly rubs. Since she was a stray, Mila was found very underweight and has since continued to fill out nicely. Mila came potty trained and behaves as much as a 1-year-old puppy should. The excitement of upcoming signs of Spring, like finding sticks, sniffing grass, and barking at birds is very apparent in our household and we love watching her experience it.
It’s great to have the opportunity to train Mila at Animal Humane Society, and we’ve just begun Level 1 this week. Mila is fun to teach and ready to learn. With patience, consistency, and an optimistic attitude, I am confident Mila will grow to be a well-mannered little lady so that she can go on to earn her Canine Good Citizen certification. Mila taught us to keep an open mind and an open heart. I am forever grateful that Mila’s journey, with the help of those at Animal Humane Society, brought her into our family. We’re so happy she’s ours.