AHS Pet of the Week -- Miley

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

Unwavering and determined, Miley has conquered many mountains in life and this American pit bull terrier has endured more in the one year she has been alive than most dogs do in a lifetime.

As a pup, Miley contracted parvo, am unruly virus that takes the lives of many dogs, but this strong-willed canine was able to make a full recovery. Later that year, Miley had an accident which led to her loosing an eye and the icing on the milk bone was when her owner was forced to surrender her to the shelter.

Despite her misfortunes in life thus far, she continues to remain upbeat, happy-go-lucky and spontaneous. Unaware of her size, this 50-pound lap dog loves to be in “smooching range” and will lug herself onto the couch to deliver sloppy kisses with her oversized tongue.

With her muscular and hardy build she is always ready for a good workout and enjoys jogs, long-winded runs and exploratory walks through the neighborhood. She is a big fan of stuffed toys and watching her gallop across the yard flailing a toy up in the air and effortlessly catching it in her mouth again is extremely entertaining.

She is already leash trained but will need help learning the basic commands and completing housetraining. She isn’t a “feline fancier” and must find a home without cats. A dog and child introduction is required to ensure a good match.

Miley, along with any other member of the Lonely Heart’s Club, will be microchipped for free ON Valentine’s Day.

She is available NOW at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion located at 1521 West Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $35 since she is a member of the Lonely Hearts club. This fee includes her spay surgery, vaccines, a colorful collar and leash with an AHS I.D. tag and a follow-up veterinary exam. For more information about this pet, please call 602-997-7586 ext. 1045 and ask for animal ID number A335334 or log on to www.azhumane.org.

Please note: This pet might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has many more wonderful pets that also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other homeless dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all our adoptable animals right now, www.azhumane.org/findapet.