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Milo *Special Needs* D170414

Border Collie / Mixed (short coat) / Male / Baby

Details about Milo *Special Needs* D170414

  • ID D170414
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Black with White
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Milo *Special Needs* D170414

Name: Milo 
Age: Approximate DOB 12/1/16
Gender: Male
Breed: Border Collie mix
Weight: 25 pounds
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Puppy!
Crate trained: Puppy!
Energy level: Puppy!
History: From MO
Adoption Fee: $400

From the Foster:

Milo is a sweet, lovable, spunky, curious, normal little dog who would love to someone's sidekick.  He's growing into his ears and paws and looks adorable when he comes running to you.  He can answer to a whistle, use the doggie door, knows "sit" and is learning to "go potty" outside very well!  We're working on crate training and leash manners, but he loves his daily walks and is pretty easy to handle on the leash.

Milo loves to be outside, plays well with other dogs, shares chew toys nicely, and isn't a huge barker.  He's still a puppy so he's a little mouthy, but responds to commands to leave it or stop.

Milo will quickly melt your heart with his scruffy good looks and head tilts.  He's eager for attention and approval and just wants to be part of the family action.

The only issue with Milo is he has megaesophagus (Mega-e or ME).  He's not a severe case and with a few adjustments to his eating style, it's totally manageable!  Mega-e means that he has to eat in a sitting or upright position, then sit for 5-10 minutes to let gravity aid in moving the food down to the belly.

I've been working with him and feeding him his "Milo Mush", which is nothing more than a combination of soft foods.  Dogs with Mega-e can also use a Baily Chair to keep them sitting while eating.  His foster Grandpa made him one from an old bookshelf and cabinet door.  He does very well in it, and he's been thriving!  He seems to know that he has to sit or stand to eat, and with his mush it goes down so well that it's no big deal for him.  He doesn't need the chair, sometimes he eats with his paws on a chair and we prop him on the couch or better yet, snuggle with him!!  Mega-e can be serious, but with Milo it seems to be a milder case and more manageable now that he's growing and maturing.  He's listed as border collie mix, but it might be part Ewok or Chewbaca, too!  It doesn't appear that he'll get more than 30 pounds or so.

Milo is a normal puppy in every way, with the exception of his feeding style.

He would make an absolute wonderful sidekick and member to your family.  His ideal family would be a home where he isn't crated all day and one that wants to pamper him with his daily meals.