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Maple is about 10 pounds and 4 years old. She has a funny little overbite that gives her character.
She is the product of a broken home. She was adopted about a year ago from our organization and rather than return her when they could no longer keep her due to the divorce, as per the contract, they took her to a kill shelter. Fortunately for her, the shelter traced her back to us through her microchip and we were able to get her back. All that turmoil and trauma for her should have been avoided had they abided by the contract. The purpose of the stipulation in the contract that the dog be returned to us if the family can no longer keep him/her is so not to burden already overcrowded shelters and put the dog at risk of euthanasia, or risk the lives of other dogs to make room for another.
She may be timid at first, but she warms up quickly. She is sweet and eager to please.
She is crate trained, but prefers to sleep in bed with her family.
She does well in housebreaking with the use of a doggy door. We do not know if she would give any signals to go outside without the doggy door, but with love, patience and positive reinforcement, she would surely learn.
She is anxious to bond with someone who is going to make her their loving companion forever this time. She does not want to end up in a scarey shelter again.
She gets along with other dogs and is okay with cats. She would probably be okay with older, well behaved children.
She came back with a badly infected eye that is being treated with antibiotics. She may need ongoing treatment with cyclosporin for dry eye, but that is unknown at this time.
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