Occasionally, we have adults available to the right home. It’s always a difficult decision to place our treasured companions into other families when they’ve been such a huge part of ours. We try to balance the needs of the Mi-Ki gene pool, our family, and the needs of the dogs. This means not over breeding our Mi-Kis, not collecting too many, and allowing them to retire at a young age to a pampered life in a loving family where they aren’t competing with several other dogs for attention.
Mi-Kis usually live from 12-15 years of age. Adopting one of our adults is less of a commitment for retirees who are looking for companionship or families hoping to skip potty training and the teething stage.
As family dogs, our adults are not accustomed to being in crates. They are fond of sleeping with humans, playing in the yard, regular walks, and being part of our lives. In short, our adult Mi-Kis are ready-made pets that will thrive with a bit of fine tuning in their training that they’ll be able to receive under more individualized care.
Although Denaya is only 3 years old and has been an excellent mother, she has had complications with her pregnancies and doesn’t enjoy the attention of our male suitors. She was supposed to have a litter on March 7, but she did not carry it to term.
Denaya was spayed on April 2nd and is recovering nicely. Additionally, she will have her anesthesia-free teeth cleaning on April 10th before becoming a special pet princess. She is being considered by one of our current deposits as well as others.
Denaya has a funny skip in her step when she’s on walks. We’ve verified with our vet that there isn’t an underlying physical ailment causing the skip (i.e., patella issues) but since we are trying to produce show-quality dogs, we’d prefer a smooth gait in our breeding dogs.
Denaya is 8 pounds. She is highly athletic, playful, very affectionate, and devoted. She’s great in the car. She has a few funny quirks (i.e., occasional submission urination) and is a bit of a clown, so you’ll never be bored when Denaya is around!
We have a few other adults that are heading into the sunset of their breeding lives and may be available in the coming months or the next year or so. These adoption candidates may include Baron and possibly Jagger if he continues to have reproductive concerns. Please see Our Mi-Ki Dogs page to learn more about them.
Baron just recently turned 3 on February 22nd, but we plan to retire him after we are able to find or produce a replacement with similar qualities. His bite is less than ideal, he’s had two puppies with extra eyelashes, and we would prefer a dog that is not a Tweener to be in our breeding program.
The great thing about Baron is his loving, devoted temperament. He is everything a Mi-Ki should be personality wise. He’s good in the car and loves going on walks. Baron weighs 5.5 pounds.
Baron’s coat is very easy to care for and isn’t prone to matting. He does shed slightly but even my most allergic family members have not reacted to him.
Unless we find an available older male who carries chocolate, clear red, and smooth, it will likely take us a year to produce, mature, and health test his replacement. Therefore, Baron won’t likely be available until 2022. But he is so special, he is worth waiting for!
Other Resources for Finding Adult Mi-Kis for Adoption
Since our small breeding program is a hobby, we don’t have many adults available for adoption very frequently. You can request to be accepted as a member of the Adult/Older Mi-Ki Puppies Facebook group. This is a private group, but is a good resource for people looking to skip the puppy phase.