LebTown is featuring a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.

This week’s pet is Mia, owned by Alyssa and Billy Trentzsch of Lebanon.

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The Trentzsch family was serving as a foster family to help overcrowded shelters in the south. So when Mia and her two siblings were found in Florence, SC, living under a shed, it wasn’t long before Mia made the long trip north. She arrived on Feb. 15, 2020, and her family says it was “love at first sight.”

“It didn’t take long before we knew we were a ‘foster fail’ and decided to make her a permanent part of our family,” Alyssa said. So Mia now lives with her fur brother, Bentley, an 11-year-old cockapoo; three rescue cats (Bo, Bailey, and Gracie), and her very favorite humans: Billy, Alyssa, and their four children, Ava, Emma, Maddie, and Max.

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Mia’s family was curious about her breed so they submitted a DNA sample to Embark. She is 53% American Pit Bull, 38% German Shepherd, 8.1% Dutch Shepherd/Boxer mix, and 0.9% wolf. The only surprise was that she is not part kangaroo, though her ears and jumping abilities suggest otherwise.

Mia loves taking her Mom on long walks, stealing socks, cuddling on the couch, laying in front of the fireplace, and being told that she’s a good girl. She has the sweetest disposition and has provided many laughs for her family over the past year. Mia knows she’s home at last!

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Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.

To nominate your pet, email pets@lebtown.com and include:

  • Your name and your pet’s name
  • Pet’s breed if applicable
  • A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
  • And of course—pictures! Feel free to send attachments or a link to an online storage service.
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