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Adoption Alert ~ Maya #2642

Bonjour mes amis!  Je m'appelle Maya.  As you’ve probably guessed, I’m from Quebec and am seven years old.  I was found in a shelter by the wonderful people at Golden Rescue.  I was in pretty bad shape and also suffered from a thyroid condition which made me put on a lot of weight.  But my thyroid is now under control with meds and I’ve lost 15 pounds.  In fact, there has been such a transformation, my amazing foster mom has nicknamed me ‘Beauty’.  Pretty good, n’est pas?  My biggest failing is I’m afraid of other dogs so I lash out.  It’s called ‘fear aggression’ so I shouldn’t be in a house with other pets.  In fact, my perfect home would be somewhere rural with a big fenced yard where I could run and play to my heart’s content without encountering other dogs.  Our trainer says I could grow out of this but it would take a lot of work on your part.  Consistent leash training by a strong alpha would likely help my issue (and by ‘strong’ I mean persistently and physically as I’m a VERY strong girl).  If you don’t want to do the training, a big back yard would work just fine.  In every other way, I’m sweet and loving and I love every person I’ve met.  I have lots of energy ~ I play hard and I sleep hard, just like a puppy, but I can expend my energy running and playing.  I’m used to that and love it.  I’m not a big barker unless I come across another dog.  I love my toys and car rides but I must admit I get over excited with everyone I see out of the car window so a crate might be better for me when I’m in the car.  Loud noises don’t bother me but I don’t like thunder.  I can be left alone with no problem as you go about your chores.  Life has improved so much for me and I’m told I’m ready to find my forever family ~ scary but exciting at the same time.  Thank you everyone, especially my foster mom.  You’re the best!  Merci beaucoup to all who have helped with my journey and I hope to be ‘home’ for Christmas.  That’s all I wish for…

Maya is currently being fostered in the Nepean, ON area. If you would like more information about Maya please call our hot-line toll free at 1-866-712-8444 or email adoption(at) and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

If you are interested in adopting one of the Goldens posted on our website or any of the other Goldens that become available for adoption in the future, please click here to fill our the adoption application.