When Mia, a border collie Australian kelpie mix, wandered away from her family in Australia, her life was turned upside down.
She lacked a registration, ID tags, and a microchip, so when she was picked up, there was no way of reuniting her with her family.
Mia spent the next three months in a shelter, alone and confused. She was very shy around the other dogs, so much so that when Juan Medina visited the shelter looking to adopt, he initially passed on her, holding out for an active dog to keep up with his sporty lifestyle.
But at home, Medina couldn’t stop thinking about the timid black-and-white dog.”There was a connection with her,” he says. “Two days later, I went back to see if she was still there.”
And the rest? Well, that’s history. Not only did Mia get a new forever home with Medina, but she also proved that while she was shy in the shelter, she was all about action.
Medina works as a photographer, but he also loves to surf. And it turns out, so does Mia!
So maybe it’s not so weird, after all. Check out Mia in all her beachy glory below!
[H/T: The Dodo]