Millie >Millie {Cattle Dog Cross}   ADOPTED!

In some cultures, caring for the elderly is a privilege, it is done out of respect and love. It can be extra work, but they do it because these people once took care of them, and down the road their children will follow the tradition. Unfortunately in our hectic society the elderly can be viewed as an inconvenience, especially elderly pets. Most of these dogs once let us cry on their shoulders when others left, they slept watching over our children, they thought they were part of our families, and usually they were, until they became inconvenient.

A few weeks ago during one of our recent spring storms, Millie was found wandering down a road near Pincher Creek. At one point a semi truck drove so close to her that the force of the spray from the road knocked her over. She was a quite disoriented and in need of food, warmth and shelter. She was scooped up by some kind hearted people who saw this and they tried to find her original home. They took her to a vet, and it was obvious Millie had been homeless for quite some time, she is very thin, and her pads and nails are worn from travel. After trying for several weeks to find her owners, they gave up and contacted us. When we talked with these rescuers they were still hopeful that Millie’s original owners would come forward, unfortunately when you’ve done rescue for a while your not quite so optimistic. It was clear Millie’s family was not looking for her.
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Millie is a very sweet, older (10+) cattle dog cross. She is a little stiff but still has a spring in her step. I actually had to run after her while taking pictures as she just went trotting down the hill, leaving me in her dust. You’ll notice a leash in some photos… that was AFTER I realized she wasn’t as slow as I thought she’d be. It’s amazing what a few weeks of good food and a warm bed can do for an older dog. Millie’s roadside rescuers also noted how much she perks up when she hears children, they guessed at one point she had young kids to love and play with.

Millie 3 >Millie {Cattle Dog Cross}   ADOPTED!
Millie 5 >Millie {Cattle Dog Cross}   ADOPTED!

Millie is looking for that special family that wants to take slow ambling walks and keep her comfortable in her final years. She still loves to play fetch (albeit not for long periods of time) and has a wonderful zest for life. As comes with age, Millie is hard of hearing, and will often startle if you come up behind her and pet her. However, she is more than willing to smother someone with love in her final years, she just needs someone to do the same for her.

We’ll have more information for you once we’ve had a chance for her to visit with our vet and she has settled into her foster home a little more.

For more information on Millie, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at info@windycityrescue.com or by calling 403-359-3139.

Our adoption fee allows us to provide the basics for the dogs in our care, but we are always encountering additional expenses (dental work, medicine for illnesses, etc.). If you would like to help dogs like Millie but aren’t looking to adopt one at this time, please consider a donation. Thank you.

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