-small black lab mix
-7 years old
"Honey, I shrunk the dog" could be the headline of Maya's bio. Dainty Maya
is only 18 inches tall at the shoulders. Not quite a toy lab, but an
excellent size for a small house and yard. The poor girl was brought into a
local shelter with her 5 pups. Quickly taken into foster care, she was an
attentive mama dog, raised her pups, and now finds herself a single,
middle-aged dawg looking for the right place to live.
Maya is a sun-smart dog. Being black, she could overheat easily, but she is
efficient at doing her business outside and then heading for the cool
indoors. She hasn't shown interest in the pool, and if outside with the
family, she likes to settle in shade to oversee her people.
She is not a needy dog. She likes to keep an eye on the family, be close
enough for head scratches, but only needs extreme cuddling during
thunderstorms (like most dogs!) Maya is crate-trained and house-trained. She
knows sit, stay, and come, and is working on handshakes.
As she has gotten her figure back and regained her depleted health after
nursing her babies, she has become more playful. Gentle tug of war and ball
fetching is on her agenda these days. She has gained confidence and trust,
and is loving and gentle with humans as well as other dogs. Previously, she
was just very quiet and very self-contained.
Maya is the right dog for a pretty laid back family. She doesn't want to go
for runs or hikes. She likes the cool indoors, a soft place to lie down, and
just being around her family. If a low-key dog is just what you ordered, put
in an application.
Maya did not have the best start in life . We feel she spent her days under
a shed with ongoing litters of pups . She is a survivor though and
appreciates the good life that has come her way now through rescue . We hope
that we can find her a wonderful family that will continue to give her lots
of love , AC:) and good care. ( and a nice chair to call her own !)
Application, home visit, and vet reference required.