Mia was found wandering the streets of Akron, Ohio, incredibly sick, and a kind person took her to an emergency vet for immediate care. She was then taken in by a rescue and adopted by her new family in January 2020, and has been living a great life ever since.
She likes to run when she has energy, and she is a very playful dog.
“She’s actually pretty lazy most of the time, but when she wants to play, she usually gets a short burst of energy,” said Taylor Clapp, Mia’s mother.
Mia loves to play outside, but her family initially didn’t have a yard, so she always had to be on a leash whenever they went out. Since they had no idea where she was from or if she had ever had a yard to run free before, they decided they really wanted to give her one — and quickly set about building a fence for their yard. “Before we finished building our fence, she was playing with the neighbor’s dog in their fenced yard,” Clapp said.
Finally, the fence was complete and Mia’s family couldn’t wait to show it to her. They opened the door for her and she quickly realized that she was able to run free without a leash.” She was so excited she couldn’t take it,” Clapp said. “I made sure to put it on video because she has a lot of indoor zooms and we knew she would freak out when she could run into her own backyard. She watched us build the fence for two months and I think she knew it was for her.”
After all she’s been through, she finally has her own yard, and she was so excited to walk through it again and again and again.
“She ran and played in her yard for about an hour and thoroughly enjoyed it for the rest of the summer,” Clapp said. “She loves the snow, but isn’t a big fan of the cold, so she takes a walk in the yard whenever she’s outside and then comes right back in.”
It may seem like a small thing, but to Mia it means so much.