Mya was part of a cruelty investigation before coming into the care of the BC SPCA Campbell River Branch with two other dogs. Mya had been kept from experiencing the Five Essential Freedoms to which every animal is entitled and a family member signed her and her two doggy friends over into Campbell River’s hands.
Mya required quite a bit of groundwork before being ready for adoption; she was very hyper and made sure to pull on her leash during walks. Although these aren’t the best of habits for Mya to have, staff and volunteers were ready to help her kick these bad habits. She went for multiple walks everyday teaching her appropriate leash skills and to tucker her out. Slowly but surely this worked; Mya was a very smart girl and we had a great feeling about her future.
Since Mya had been kept tied up for the majority of her life she had developed some behavioral problems when it came to meeting other dogs, but again volunteers worked extremely hard at doing proper introductions and she started to settle down. Mya would still require slow introductions to new dogs as she could get uneasy, but she was on the right track and there was little that could hold her back from being an amazing dog.
The staff at the Campbell River Branch were surprised when a woman from Penticton got in contact after having seen Mya on the website; she was interested in adopting her. It’s not always easy to do an adoption from so far away, but this woman seemed to be perfect for Mya and staff did everything in their power to make sure that this great match happened.
After working out a soloution with the BC SPCA transfer coordinator, Mya travelled from Campbell River to Vancouver via Pacific Coastal Airlines; from there a volunteer from the BC SPCA Burnaby Branch picked her up and took her back to the shelter to stay the night. Mya's mum travelled from Pentiction to the Burnaby Branch the next day to make the adoption final.
It was a long road for Mya filled with hard work and a lot of new learning experiences, but in the end we couldn’t be happier that she is in her forever home now.
Mya’s new mum has since written to let us know she is very impressed with how intelligent and well-mannered Mya is. They are both doing fantastic and we would like to express our deepest thanks to her new mum for adopting Mya.
We would also like to thank Pacific Coastal Airlines for their generous support and assistance with this transfer and lastly, Mya for all her effort at, not only putting her past behind her, but for working so diligently to make sure her future was as bright as possible.
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