• Age:  1.5 years
  • Color:  Blue
  • Gender:  Female
  • Dogs:  Should be fine with slow intros
  • Cats:  No cats
  • Kids:  Unknown, but should be fine 7+
  • Obedience:  Required to ensure success
  • Exercise:  Moderate
  • Fence:  Would appreciate, but enjoys leash walks
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Maya has been a delight in her foster home the past couple of weeks while she recovered from her spay. We don’t understand why someone gave her up. She is housebroken and quiet in her crate overnight and a regular work day. She is a master at ‘sit’ and is working on not jumping up or counter surfing, but she has some room for improvement. This cutie has the softest floppy ears and warm eyes, and she will roll over for a belly rub, cuddle for some snuggles, or nicely fetch a ball as long as you are willing to throw it. She’s only 1.5 years old (DOB 5/28/16). While she hasn’t met the other dogs in the foster home during her spay recovery, she quietly and politely walks past them as they are barking hello at her from the other room, so she will probably be fine with a slow intro. Maya has no known history with kids, but she’s pretty calm and friendly to be placed with kids 7 and up who don’t mind the jumping up. She was too interested in cats and will not be placed with them. She sits very patiently for a treat and meals, and she will require a training commitment to ensure her success. Maya pulls when leashed on a flat collar, but she is absolutely perfect on a harness. Maya LOVES to run around the fenced yard with a ball, but she has the potential to walk nicely on a leash as long as she can carry a ball with her. She previously lived in the city, so she doesn’t mind passing traffic or dogs on walks. When she first arrived, she gave herself the very important job of chewing holes in fleece blankets, but she has been fine with the replacement thick beach towels. No need to spend money on nice dog beds for her. She seems to have a ‘high sleep number’ and prefers a thin firm pile to lie on rather than be the princess and the pea with a mountain of plush comforters. Maya loves cuddle time on the couch, and she doesn’t care that she’s too big to be a lap dog. She wants to put her head on your shoulder and fit the rest of her body on your lap. She has a nice thick coat for a blue Dobe, and some good food and supplements might soften it up over time. Overall, she is a very nice girl who will make a great companion with some effort.

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.

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