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Pet of the Week: Miles

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Posted: Monday, August 3, 2009 3:23 pm | Updated: 2:02 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

This economy is rough on just about everyone, including Miles, a sweetheart of a dog who’s had his confidence shaken by homelessness and shelter life.

Rescuers say this likely border collie/cattle dog mix once lived happily with a family that had young children, and he even trained in dog agility. While he’s as smart and affectionate as ever, they say he’s become shy and particularly nervous around strangers. They’re hoping someone with a gentle demeanor — and maybe an interest in agility training — will help Miles emerge from his shell.

Miles is estimated to be 5 or 6 years old, and he weighs about 65 pounds. He’s an active dog who likes to walk, run and play. He’s good with cats and dogs, but rescuers recommend he goes to a home with children age 12 or older since he’s feeling timid these days.

Miles is neutered, current on vaccinations and microchipped. All he needs is a home where he can feel safe and loved. For information on adopting Miles or another pet, contact Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary at (480) 497-8296 or

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