Adopting 2 Mi Kis together
Some families love having a small pack of four legged kids. They are used to having a few dog bowls down and used to having a multiple of pets in the bed at night. They love it. The more the merrier for them.
I used to really ENCOURAGE our families to adopt one puppy, young adult or adult at a time. “Enjoy your puppy. Puppyhood goes by so fast. Come back in a year or two and then you can adopt another one from us.” But there were also those few who were very persuasive and gave me very good reasons why they wanted 2 at one time and why they are qualified to do it. But for most families, I made them wait. Tim felt most families, if they wanted to adopt 2 at a time could but my vote over road his.
Recently, more families have contacted us for their next Mi Kis. After filling out our adoption form, being interviewed by Tim and I and then coming to visit us, they want to adopt 2 at a time. During the phone calls, we do go over why. It’s still absolutely important to me as to their reasons. Like every puppy and family, each one has a different reason. Most is because they are used to having more than 1 at a time and they want them to be able to keep each other company during those times when the family is out of the house.
As with everything else, Tim and I discussed our very strict policy on more than 1 puppy or adult at a time. We evaluated all the 2 at a time adoptions. We have had litter siblings adopted together. We have had 2 very close in age and those that were very different in ages adopted together. Remembering in them and realizing how well it all works out, I have given a bit. A bit since all families still have to go through our strict adoption process. If I feel the puppies, young adults and adults would benefit from the company and experience of being adopted together, and I believed the family is able to care for 2 and would enjoy the experience, it’s a green light.
These two Mi Ki boys are Dominik and Fred who are adopted by Ron and Nancy. Dominik was just about to turn 1 years old and Fred was an older puppy at almost 6 months. Ron and Nancy’s Yorkie boy had passed away and after having met a sweet Mi Ki, they contacted us. We spoke and then they filled out the adoption form. Then we spoke some more. They were from the start torn between Dominik and Fred. They both seemed perfect for them. They came to visit our home and adopted Dominik. As they went home, Nancy said to Ron how sweet Fred is and wouldn’t it be great to adopt him too? They were concerned that we would say no. After living with Dominik for a week, they did come back to adopt Fred.
Both the boys are very tiny, at 4 pounds even. They spend their days at home with their Dad, who is semi retired and works from home. Then Mom comes home to play and snuggle with them.