Mia is ready to raise the “ruff” for her 12th birthday, and you’re invited.
Bishop Animal Shelter, the dog’s off-and-on home for the past five years, will host the celebration with refreshments and plenty of doggy smooches at 2 p.m. Friday at the shelter, 5718 21st Ave. W.
The black bull terrier came to the shelter when she was 8 years old and holds the record for longest stay at the shelter. She’s still looking for her forever home to live out her last years surrounded by love and comfort.
She’s been adopted and returned three times. Her longest adoption lasted nine months but she had to be returned due to a dispute with the owners’ landlord, said Bishop’s public relations coordinator Samantha Dominis.
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Every day she gets older, her chances of being adopted are slimmer.
“She’s an awesome dog and it’s a shame that people can’t overlook her age,” Dominis said. “Senior animals deserve to be adopted as well.”
Mia has some salt-and-pepper on her chest and snout, but that doesn’t stop the old-timer from acting like a puppy. Although she’s a little on the heavy side, she’ll still get a peanut-butter birthday cake fit for a pup.
Those who come to Mia’s birthday celebration can also take a tour of the shelter.
Mia’s 12th Birthday Celebration
What: Bishop Animal Shelter celebrate’s the birthday of a long-term shelter dog
Where: 5718 21st Ave. W.
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m.