Since his rough start has left him prone to stress, it's hard for Mickey to get along with other dogs. Mickey wasn't a good match with another dog in the first home, and in his second home, his parent was relocating and had to give him back up. Mickey returned to STAR, where he was living in the basement of the rescue, all alone and away from his fellow rescue brothers and sisters.
"His emotional state has been up and down over the past two years depending on if he was in foster care or with us," Allison Lewis, a volunteer at STAR, told The Dodo.
However, on January 10, Mickey was taken in by a new foster family, where he will remain until he is adopted. "So far he seems to have made himself right at home and they're quite taken with him," Lewis said, adding that Mickey has a chance at being adopted permanently into his new family.