Meridian Pet of the Week: Millie


Millie, 2, was so scared when she first arrived. Coming from a hoarding situation, moving to a California shelter, driving to Idaho — it all took its toll. But then … she decided to trust us. Millie is still very shy and reluctant to make friends; once she does, though, you’re in for life. This girl is a devoted friend. Millie loves attention. She doles out kisses. She runs and plays and jumps and romps and lets you know she’s having a blast with you and her dog friends. She doesn’t love being picked up by new friends, and she definitely thinks leashes are totally ridiculous, but she climbs in laps, crawls on legs, and wiggles all around her friends because she loves the contact and attention.

She plays well with her former roommates, but sometimes Millie can be a little boss lady with the other dogs, she likes to be in charge. We think another home with a small dog or two would be great for Millie. We doubt she’d do well with small children, and we really don’t know how she feels about cats. Mostly, we’re looking for a quiet home with some adults and small dogs who will give Millie the time she needs to show her true colors. She’ll be scared at first, just as she was here, but then Millie will start to dazzle her family with her personality. Under that fear, there’s a sassy, affectionate, bright little girl just waiting to conquer the world.

Meet Millie or other dogs at the Meridian Canine Rescue and fill out an application. The rescue's location if 501 E. Scenery Lane in Meridian. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Call 208-794-0944 or go to