Japanese Chin
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Age: 13 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 1-10 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Whatever Molly has at the moment.

Sharing? Who said anything about sharing?

Favorite Toy:
Any toy...they are all MINE!

Favorite Food:
I love Nature's Variety raw medallions, Natural Balance Fish and Sweet Potato, and canned Nature's Variety on top of my kibble.

Favorite Walk:
I love to walk anywhere...but not really long walks. I get pooped out on long walks!

Best Tricks:
I just learned how to "sit" on command but I am an awfully good climber and I like to jump off of the couch to pounce on my sister.

Arrival Story:
We saw Maya on a local shelter's website. She was one of over 300 pups rescued from a local puppy mill. Thankfully, the puppy mill owners were prosecuted and the pups were signed over to the shelters. We brought the whole family to the shelter to meet her and everyone fell in love. She has been with us for less than 24 hours so we are still getting to know her. We'll add more about our new family member as soon as we know more!

Maya has been with us for a week and she is showing great improvements in her health. Her coat is getting softer, her tummy is firming up (without sit-ups!), and her hot spots are disappearing. She is a sweet, loving little one who manages to make everyone smile...especially Daddy and he could use a few extra smiles in his life!

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Still Going Strong

July 17th 2009 4:46 am
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Maya is making huge progress with her Leash Aggression issues. I has taken persistence and patience but she is no longer the neighborhood terror on walks. ; ) She definitely has her moments...for some reason, yellow labs/golden retrievers scare her to death (and we have oodles of those sweet pups in the neighborhood) but we are working on getting to know them, too. Maya is still happy and healthy and we can't imagine not having that little ball of fluff around!


What a difference 6 months can make!

January 6th 2009 1:17 pm
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Little Empress Maya has been with us for about six months now. She is large and in charge most days even though she is the smallest member of the household. No one walks into a room without a smile on their face when she is around. Maya has been a true blessing.

We have been thrilled to watch her physical progress. She came to us as a scrawny, pitiful little girl. The little fur she did have was like straw and her poor tummy was suffering from her last of probably many puppy mill litters. While her poor little teeth won't come back, her beautiful coat sure has! She is so soft and has a shiny, long coat. She has put on about 3 lbs which puts here right where she should be. She is a friendly, fun-loving little dog and we love her more than she will ever know.

Maya has become Molly's fast friend. They play chase all day, take long walks to their favorite places in the neighborhood, and curl up together in a big crate to sleep at night. Life is good!


What a difference...

August 29th 2008 5:28 pm
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Maya has been with us for about two months now and she looks like a different dog. We are all amazed at her "recovery". With a lot of love, some really good food (plus some yummy supplements like salmon oil), daily exercise and training, and time she is one healthy little girl. When we met her, she had a coat that was thin and felt like straw. Her poor tummy was sagging due to just having her last litter of puppies. She also had a lot of eye boogers and itched one ear a lot. We were able to transition her to grain-free food pretty quickly. She just loves walks (even if she is a little terror when she sees another dog while she is on leash but we are making progress there, too!) so daily exercise was no big deal. Now, we have a little girl who has a beautiful, soft, thick coat that is still growing in. Her eyes and ears are clear and let's just say that I wish my tummy had recovered as quickly as Maya's (I had to do some serious sit-ups to get back in shape!). She remains the happy little dog that we fell in love with in the shelter and she surprises us with all of the new things she is learning on a daily basis.

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