The result of an accidental and unwanted litter of puppies, Maya was surrendered to the MSPCA on Cape Cod as a three-month-old pup. To help increase her chances of getting adopted more quickly, she was transferred the the Boston adoption center just a few days later. She met her new family soon thereafter:
Maya (Maymay) is doing great since we adopted her! She has literally tripled in size and is as big a cuddle bug as ever! She is doing so well with kids and with meeting new dogs. She is fully house-broken, and has been since about 4 months. Her leash walking is excellent (the EasyWalk harness helps!). And our “gentle giant” takes food very gently...zero food aggression.
She is wonderful with all my nieces and nephews, ranging in age from 6 months to 6 years – she truly loves children. She is too funny; when she approaches them she actually drops to her elbows so as not to scare them, which is followed immediately by a flop to her belly for a belly rub!
We are very seriously considering the Canine Good Citizen Program for her as she just loves people and they seem to love her. There is something very disarming about her hazel eyes and her ever-moving tail! Maya has matured a LOT, and responds to voice commands on or off leash. But she is still all puppy when she plays...and sleeps. She actually fell asleep on the gear shift in the car on the way home from the park once!
Maya is a sister now, too! We inherited my sister’s 6-year-old mutt, Tessie, and the girls were fast friends who love to play and sleep together. Soon after my dad adopted a little buddy from Underdog ResQ, Pinto, who is also a Pit Bull! The three musketeers have daily play dates and are just adorable.
Maya is certainly a great poster child and ambassador for the Pit Bull breed!