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Maisy is a 3 year old, 70lb lab/boxer mix and arrived to us from an abuse/neglect situation. Despite her tough start to life, she is very affectionate and loves all humans. She is like the mayor of the neighborhood and a CLR celebrity. She has soft eyes, wonky ears, and a big smile, and she can instantly light up a room.
Maisy is absolutely loaded with personality. If you are looking for a goofy, crazy, quirky, and generally weird dog, look no further! Whether she is crashing a work zoom call, invading personal space, or standing on the back of a couch like a goat, Maisy loves to be the center of attention and the comedic relief for the household. She always leaves me either laughing or shaking my head (or sometimes both).
Maisy lives by her own set of rules, but we are working to establish some boundaries with her antics. This girl has come such a long way. She is completely house trained and loves her crate. She knows all of her basic commands as well as some circus tricks (come, sit, stay, down, shake, spin, mine, and off). She loves toys and bones is is very food motivated. I have noticed that Maisy can try to guard and protect new bones and toys, so we do recommend a household without small children.
Maisy is a create of habit and she thrives in her routine. She does get curious and rambunctious when she is bored or hungry. Although she is normally not destructive, she has eaten toilet paper a time or two (she is so weird!). To combat this behavior, I have started feeding 3x per day, introduced puzzle toys, and long walks, and it has made a huge difference. Not issues since!
Because her past and transition, Maisy does suffer from mild anxiety. This causes her to whine, pace, and bark when she feels overwhelmed. Our vets have started her on a low dose of anti-anxiety medication, and I have not seen any signs of stress or anxiety since. She is a sweet, happy girl!
Maisy is looking for a family that has:
- Sense of humor – She has a big personality and will need a family that will embrace her crazy antics and humor.
- Time – Maisy spent most of her life neglected and on her own. She is looking for a family that will have time to exercise, play, and cuddle with her.
- Dog Experience – Maisy is ecollar trained, and she is looking for a family with previous dog experience to continue her training. She is a fast learner and a very smart girl!
- Patience – Maisy can be stubborn so she will need a strong leader with some patience.