Hi there! My name is Maya and I am a 45 pound huggable beagle mix. I’m about 7 years young & I was found as a stray in southern KY. I haven’t had the easiest life – I am blind in one eye (the vet says that it is something called “small eye” or to be medically correct, Microphthalmia). I was either born with it or it could have been caused by some type of trauma. Really, it doesn’t bother me at all! I am used to it, plus I rely on my sense of smell and hearing mostly. I have some scarring on my face and front paws – but as they say, beauty is only skin deep
The first week at my foster moms’ home, I slept and slept and slept. You see, I had been in the shelter for 1 month and really stressed out. It took me a week to decompress, but now my personality is shining through. I love all people (big and small), I get along fine with other dogs, and I have not shown any interest in cats. Pretty perfect! I am calm and quiet. I like to go on walks and absolutely love to be outside. I could sunbathe all day. In fact my favorite place to be is on the deck laying out. I am crate trained and you will sometimes find me napping in my crate. I am working on potty training, and getting better all the time. I am pretty good except if my foster mom misses my cue.
I kind of know how to play with toys. I will sometimes play the ‘tossing them up in the air game’. I have been known to take toys into my crate with me. My foster mom loves to watch this. I take them one at a time and walk back and forth between the toy box and my crate until I have 5-7 little friends in my crate with me. I will gladly share them with others and I am not in any way possessive. I just like to take my little friends into my crate where they nap with me. Maybe I enjoy giving them a safe haven too.
I am a little unsure of wood floors, but we are working on this. When I first got to my foster home, my foster mom had to put down rugs before I would walk on the hard wood floors. It seems slippery to me. I am fine if I don’t realize I am actually walking on them, but sometime when I realize it, I start ‘swimming’ on them until I get my footing underneath me. I am getting better, and there are not as many rugs down now as when I first came here. It is just a matter of confidence and that is getting better all the time!
I would love a home that is a little quieter and low key. I don’t ask for much, I just want a comfy dog bed to lay on, food and water, lots of outside time in the sun, walks and lots of love! I truly enjoy the easy life and would love to share my life with someone that enjoys the easy life too! Are you that person for me?