All of the animals listed on this page were saved and given a chance at life
Mikey was born with twisted back legs and a weird bald spot
on the top of his head. He was sent to The Mia Foundation at two weeks old and therapy was started on his legs.
Mikey went on to make a full recovery. His legs are perfectly normal and the bald spot is covered with fur. He is a happy little guy that has found his forever home.
Marcy was found on Craigslist in Florida. The Mia Foundation had a volunteer get her. We knew she had a cleft lip and sent her to a specialist to determine if her palate was also affected.
Marcy was lovingly cared for and thankfully it was only her lip that had the cleft. She now eats on her own. Marcy is a perfect example of why cleft babies should be given a chance!
Muffy was born with no back feet. After many volunteers stepped in to save her, she was flown to NY and evaluated. Nothing stopped this little firecracker!
If we didn't tell you her feet were missing, you would never know. It was determined the Muffy did NOT need wheels or any devices to help her. She is a happy dog and shows no disability!
Max was surrendered to The Mia Foundation because he was born with Scoliosis.
The breeder gave him a chance and Max came to NY. Max has seen several specialists and had consults from all over the country. He has been to Cornell and also Philadelphia and each doctor says the same thing, his is the worst case of Scoliosis they have ever seen and that he is terminal.
We refuse to give up on Max. He is a perfect little Chihuahua that has a bent spine. As long as Max is in no pain and continues to fight, we will continue to provide him with the best life possible.
He has found his forever home right here!
Read Max's entire story HERE
This is Meo. He was dumped at animal control in Georgia at 4 weeks old. After a few weeks at animal control, where he had a major ear infection, was beaten up by an other puppy, screamed at, and had his caged banged on by shelter workers, he was rescued by a volunteer.
Meo was terrified of people and animals. He started exhibiting very strange symptoms after hes neuter. He lost and recovered his hearing, is losing his eyesight, falls over and becomes disoriented and is terrified of everything!
Meo has been to Cornell and it was determined that he does not have a liver shunt. He will return to see the neurologist at the end of January.
Meo's foster family has fallen in love with him and plans on adopting Meo no matter what his diagnosis turns out to be.
Miguel was flown in from Peurto Rico. He was
born with only 3 legs. Miguel was neutered and updated on vaccines and is now in a loving home.
Marley was abandoned by her breeder in California and left to die in an empty apartment. A neighbor bottle-fed Marley for 6 weeks until they learned that she had a cleft palate. Unable to care for her properly they surrendered her to Marley's Mutts who in turn contacted The Mia Foundation.
Marley was tube-fed for several months until one day she decided that she had enough of that and started eating and drinking normally. We decided that since she can do this that we will hold off on her surgery, possibly indefinitely, as long as she has no problems.
Marley is currently in Rochester, NY and is available for adoption. We would like to keep Marley local or within New York State in case she needs further medical care at Cornell.
She is your typical Boxer. She is happy and silly and full of life. She would do best in a home with another dog to play with and older children (to help tire her out) would be a bonus.