|*Surrender Notes* 12/11/17 "Maya is the sweetest dog you will meet. She wants nothing more than to pile all 90 of her pounds on top of you and fall asleep. She is as loyal as they come and will bring joy to her next home. We adopted Maya 5 years ago from Milo after she spent a full year there. Anyone who knows Maya from her previous time at Milo will tell you how amazing she is.
Giving her back to Milo is the hardest decision we have had to make and it pains us more than anything because she is such a special dog. Like most dogs out there, Maya has her quirks. She is opportunistic when it comes to food. Leave something out and she thinks it is hers. She is also smart enough to open the trash and doors with handles. Another of her quirks happens to be that she is fearful of small children and we just had a baby this past March. While Maya adores our baby, she has shown fear aggression towards other children and nipped a family friend’s child over Thanksgiving. The way it all played out is completely normal dog behavior, but unfortunately it made us realize Maya could be a potential risk to our son as he begins walking.
Maya is spayed, up to date on all of her vaccines, has been given the best food and care possible. She knows her commands (sit, stay, down, shake, off, your bed, out) and she walks well on leash, although we recommend a prong collar because she is a big dog and has a prey drive. She does like some daily exercise which includes a short walk, running around in the backyard, and weekly trips to doggy daycare to play with friends. Even if she goes a day or two without exercise she is still a pretty mellow pup. She rarely barks, but when she does, it is to let you know somebody is outside.
If you are looking for an absolutely great dog, you have experience with owning large dogs and will not have kids, she will be a great addition to your home."