Mia needs surgery on her knees to keep them in place.
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About the Campaign

Luxating Patellas

Mia is a four year old pug, who has issues with her kneecaps moving in and out of socket. Over the past year her dislocation of her kneecaps (luxationg patella’s) is getting worse. You can see in the video above that she won’t walk on her hind legs sometimes. Mia’s mom, Paula, makes sure that Mia isn’t going up and downstair, not able to jump around or play rough. Mia has gone to her regular vet over the last year and now been recommended to see a specialist to fix her knees. Luxating patella’s is a painful condition and makes the quality of life harder.


Mia the clown

Paula’s son has always dreamed of having a pug. A friend of the family knew someone who had pug puppies. Paula and her friend arranged for Paula to take a pug for her family. Mia was the only brindled pug and she was given to Paula for free. Mia is mischievous and always getting into something. She also has a very funny personality, trying to make people laugh. She loves human interaction and wants to be where ever the family is.

Specialist recommendation

Mia is to have both of her patella’s fixed at the same time. She will need to be on kennel rest for the first two weeks. She won’t be able to do anything other than lay down and get up to potty. Then she will have limited kennel time for the following few weeks then slowly able to go back to her normal routine. Right now Mia is on pain medication, Carpofen, when needed. No surgery date has been scheduled but Paula and Mia are hoping to raise money soon.

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  • Sheila Devor

    We love Mia!

    January 7, 2019 at 3:52 pm Reply

    • Paula

      Mia loves you too. Thank you for helping her.

      January 8, 2019 at 1:28 pm Reply

  • Sheila

    We love Mia so much! We would do anything to help her get better!

    January 7, 2019 at 3:58 pm Reply

    • Paula

      Thank you so much

      January 8, 2019 at 1:51 pm Reply

  • Stacy Hoover

    Prayers for your baby.

    January 7, 2019 at 4:27 pm Reply

    • Paula

      Thank you so very much Stacy for helping Mia get better. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

      January 8, 2019 at 1:53 pm Reply

  • Danae Unger

    We hope you get well soon!

    January 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Thank you so much Sheila Devor. You are a wonderful friend.

    January 7, 2019 at 5:09 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Thank you so much for your donation Danae Unger. It is very appreciated.

    January 7, 2019 at 5:16 pm Reply

  • Sara Starr

    Hi cousin, I hope this helps out with your sweet girl. Your Aunt and Uncle helped out too. We love you!

    January 7, 2019 at 5:27 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Oh Sara. Thank you so very much. I love you dearly

    January 7, 2019 at 5:33 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Betty Wise, thank you so much for your donation to help Mia. It is greatly appreciated.

    January 9, 2019 at 4:07 pm Reply

  • Ben and Morgan Moonbeam

    You’ll get those knees knockin again girl!

    January 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Ben and Morgan Moonbeam, Thank you so very much for your donation. Your generosity is very appreciated.

    January 13, 2019 at 7:43 pm Reply

  • Pamela Burnett

    I have two shitzu-pugs so pugs are near and dear to me.

    January 16, 2019 at 9:59 am Reply

  • Paula

    Pamela, Thank you so much for your donation to help our Mia . It is very appreciated. Pugs are a very special breed. We love her dearly and want her to receive the very best care. Thank you again.

    January 16, 2019 at 2:17 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Cherri, your donation means so much to me. Best birthday gift ever. Thank you for helping us help Mia.

    January 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm Reply

  • Paula

    Whoever the anonymous donor was thank you so very much for helping Mia get the surgery she needs to be pain free and live a full life.

    February 11, 2019 at 3:11 pm Reply