Photo Comments Age: 9 Years Sex: Male Weight: 26-50 lbs
Leave a bone for Miles
Puppy, Millie-Moo, Mr. Noisemaker, Noisey pants, Goof, Squirt, Tough Man
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January 13th 2007
April 1st 2006
His bones, belly rubs and attention. Miles also loves a hearty meal, eating poop (but meat tenderizer put a stop to that) and trying to sniff everything in sight.
Being ignored and being put in the kennel.
Bones, the kong, shoes he steals, and Gunner
He'll eat anything. He still acts like he's starved. Dog food- he loves Canidae, Merrick, Innova EVO and anything we choose to buy. People food- meat, cheese, popcorn, gummies, ice cubes,
He knows sit and stay. I've found he will do ANYTHING to get food, so hopefully he'll respond to training more.
Miles (originally named Reggie) was rescued from Guardian Angels Basset Rescue on January 13, 2007. He was found as a stray in Illinois and was taken to a shelter. The shelter contacted GABR and the gladly accepted him. Our family saw him on the website the first day he was up and we just had to adopt him as a playmate for Gunner (who was lonely after the loss of Beau).
Miles is one goofy Basset. He's still learning to accomodate for his short legs and long body (we can also tell he is the product of poor breeding. His face is too small, his legs too long, his hips are messed up as are his shoulders, and he's only a year old), so we often see him tripping and crashing to the floor. He's very excitable and once he starts moaning, be prepared to see Miles the rocket take off. Miles loves people and has to be near someone at all times (no one takes a bath alone anymore). He's very energetic and helps to keep Gunner entertained while no one is home (of course, they still haven't figured out how to play outside). Miles is just a big baby and the whole family loves him to death.
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Momma says I live to drive her nuts. Some of my best tricks include pretending I have to pee so she has to let me out, pulling dirty tissues from the trash, eating and rolling in poop, barking for no reason, shoe and sock stealing, taking Mom's place in the bed and dragging dirt all over the house with my ears. Somehow, she still finds a way to love me.
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Miles came to us on a rainy, cold January day, with an open heart and loud mouth. He was found wandering the streets of Illinois during December. All of his ribs were showing, and he only weighed 23 pounds. A good Samaritan took him in, gave him some love, and got him placed with Guardian Angel Basset Rescue. After treatment for an upper respiratory infection, a neuter, and a bath, Miles moved to his foster home and placed on GABR's website.
It was there that I saw him, skinny and with a piercing stare. My heart was still aching from the loss of Beau, and I knew Miles could patch it. I could not get that face out of my mind, and talked the family into putting in an application. Miles came home shortly after, and changed our lives drastically, for the better.
Miles has been a learning experience for everyone. No one knows what happened to put him on the streets, but it's apparent that he suffered some abuse. Miles is wary of strangers, has mild separation anxiety, and a trouble-making streak. He arrived with no manners, but a willingness to please. Having never dealt with behavioral problems before, the family learned many new training techniques which will be useful in the future. With positive reinforcement, Miles' problems are slowly going away and that's a great process to watch. My little boy is growing up.
Before getting Miles, I'd never owned a rescue dog, and was a bit skeptical about them. Now, however, I can't imagine life without one. Miles has taught me and the family so much and helped me grieve the loss of Beau. He has done so much that I don't think I can ever fully repay him. I am so grateful that we were able to bring Miles into our home and give him the life he deserves.
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