Meet the Dogs - 2020 American Rescue Dog Show

42. Maia - Special Needs Category

Name: Maia
Category: Special Needs
Adopted from: Rescue From The Hart
Special Need: Wheels

About Maia:
Four years ago, Maia was found in an orchard near Porterville, CA. A Good Samaritan took her to the only hospital in the area that would treat her. Rescue From the Hart stepped in and began fund raising for her surgery, eventually transporting her to LA where she could get the proper care she needed. Mark and his wife met Maia by chance at the hospital in LA shortly after one of her surgeries. Mark says that you would have never known what she had been through by looking at her happy, smiling face. He and his wife had rescued cats in the past, but never a dog, let alone a disabled dog. Now they can’t imagine what life would be like without Maia. She’s a happy dog that loves to run, swim, ski, fetch and wiggle in her wheels, she doesn’t let her disability slow her down at all.

Favorite Toy: Any squeaky toy is her favorite
Favorite Treat: Peanut butter or French fries
Favorite Activity: Playing fetch!

Fun facts:
• Maia loves her two bunny siblings and often shares carrots with them
• She is a great swimmer and the only dog who swims without a life vest at her rehab place