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Hello, my name is MILLIE!

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Female (Small). Jack Russell Blend. adult (DOB: 2012).


Adoption details
Shelter: DogtownSA - Hennops River (Gauteng)
Tel: 0760441979
Mail: adopt@dogtownsa.org


Hi there my name is Millie and I came to Dogtown with my mum Bessie and my brother Jake because our previous owner’s circumstances changed and they were no longer able to keep us.   It was very scary for us cos we really had no clue as what was going to happen to us all. So when we were being taken from our home all we could do was put on our bravest faces and pretend to be very courageous. My brother told us to puff out our chests and that if we wished and prayed as hard as we could and begged all the stars in the sky for help maybe our wishes would be granted for a safe happy place to live. Weelllllll   guess what our stars were shining on us and all of a sudden this person arrived at the vet practice where we had been dropped off and put us in his vehicle and drove us to this suuper duuper hotel called Dogtown.   On arrival we were taken out of the vehicle and put into a small garden with a great choice of different size kennels and little igloos and each one was full of warm blankets that we could snuggle up into. It was so cool because we could choose which ones we liked and if we wanted to, all cuddle up together and keep each other warm or, if we wanted our own space, we could move around.   I knew this place was going to be really special and gave a huge sigh of relief.   Later our “person” came with great yummy food for us and after we had eaten we snuggled up together in one of the bigger kennels and fell fast asleep.

When I woke up the next morning I had a little panic attack thinking I had dreamt all these great things that had happened to us that if I opened my eyes I would be back in my nightmare but all was fine. What a relief.   Then the kind person came again with more yummy food and our day just got better and better and more caring peeps came to see us all and chat to us. So our daily routine began. Morning and afternoons we get our yummy food, our blankets are taken out and shaken and then put back later so they are nice and fresh.   Almost every day our carers come and put on smart harnesses and leads and off we go together for our walks.   I had never been able to enjoy going out before and I have to admit that being a weeeeee bit chubby I was a little apprehensive as I was not as fit as I should have been but our carers are so patient and allowed me to walk at a speed that suited me.   Let me just brag here, because over the weeks I am getting much fitter and can keep up on all the walks now with the others.   Apart from these regular walks we have all sorts of fun times in our run. One of these is when our carer comes in and she has treats in her hands and if I touch her hand with my nose she gives me yummy treats. It is just such fun and she gets so excited when I do this quickly and gives me an extra handful of treats.

Yet as happy as we all are we would so love to find our own forever homes where we could be part of someone’s loving family. So if you are looking for one or two or three “littlies” to join your families please come by and meet us at Dogtown – we will be waiting for you !!!

When I woke up the next morning I had a little panic attack because for one second I thought all the good things that had been happening to me when I fell asleep were actually a dream and that I was back in my nightmare but all was fine. What a relief.   Then the kind person came again with more yummy food and our day just got better and better and more caring peeps came to see us all and chat to us. Being a concerned “Mum” I was a weeeeee bit nervous still of the peeps but quickly saw that both Millie and Jake were being treated so kindly and gently that I relaxed.

So our daily routine began. Morning and afternoons we get our yummy food and blankets shaken and put back into our kennels and regularly our special carers come and put on these harnesses and leads and out we go for our walks.   We had never been able to enjoy going out before and I have to admit that being a weeeeee bit on the fuller side (hehehehe) I found I was walking a little slower than Millie and Jake.   But our carers are so patient and we go at the speed that suits me.   But let me brag a bit at this point, because since the first walk I have got fitter and now can walk at a faster pace and not be breathless. Millie and Jake are also fitter and are very proud that I can keep up with their pace. Apart from our regular walks we also have all sorts of fun times in our run. One of these is when our carer comes in and she has treats in her hands and if we put our “little bums” on the ground she gives us these yummy treats. It is just such fun and she gets so excited when we do this quickly and gives us an extra handful of treats. I have to keep an eye on Millie and Jake sometimes as they can be typical naughty kids and try and shove each other to get to the treats first but I put them in their places like any Mum does!!!!!!   But they do listen and quickly stop being mischievous.

Yet as happy as we all are we would dearly like to find our own forever homes where we could be part of someone’s loving family. We would give you endless days of fun and happiness and go on as many walks and outings as you want to go on.   So if you are looking for “littlies” to join your families please come by and meet us at Dogtown – we will be waiting for you !!!

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I am good with:

dogs, children, domestics