My name is Maize!

Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Maize
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Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

Facts about Maize

  • Breed: Shepherd (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With Tan
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: foster
Our foster dogs live as family members in the foster home until chosen for adoption. If you are interested and live within an hour's drive of Cincinnati email her foster mom, Donna, for more information on how she can become part of your family.

direct any and all questions (that includes fees and location) about this sweet pup to her foster mom, Donna, by email Using any other email will just add a delay in you getting the info.

Meet Maize, she is a beautiful 43 pound Shepherd mix. She was found as a stray so we do not know her exact age but out veterinarian estimates she is around five years old.

Here is what Maize's foster mom has to say about her:

The first things I noticed about Maize are:

She loves our other dogs. She especially loves our hound Charlie. They walk together, sleep together, lounge near each other, it's very heartwarming. It is unknown how she does around cats.

 She is very shy around humans. This girl must have had painful experiences at the hands of humans. She will duck from your hand when you reach out for her. We have worked with a professional trainer and while Maize has made some progress over the last year she is still very wary of being touched.

Ideally she will be placed in a home who has experience with extremely shy dogs. She will let us touch her while she’s resting on her bed, but she does not approach us for love or affection, and she possibly never will. If we try to touch her when she is out in the backyard she will scurry away to keep a distance of about 2ft from us.

 She does however love to lounge in the same room as us and she will wag her tail when we arrive home. Note: although she can get easily frightened she has never bitten, snapped nor even growled at a human.

In order for Maize to thrive in her new home she will need another dog. I cannot make an exception, she simply needs a canine companion in her new home.

She loves to chew bones. In fact almost nightly she lounges on the floor with a bone in between her paws and chews away. So if you are willing to supply her with bones that is a huge plus! Chewing appropriate items keeps her from destroying her dog bed when she get anxious.

 She is completely house trained, she walks nicely on a leash and she is not much of a barker. Overall she is very easy to live with. She just needs an adopter who will accept her for her who she is.  We will pay for a trainer to come to your home to provide detailed advice on how to integrate her into your home.

The family interested in Maize will need to live within a 1 hour drive of Cincinnati and be willing to meet a couple of times before we decide if she’s a good fit for your’ home. The first visit (we’ve found from experience) she will most likely sit very frightened without interacting at all.

You can contact her foster mom, Donna, by email for more information on how she can become part of your family.

Don't forget to complete an adoption application. Go to to download an Adoption Form Questionnaire. Upon completion, email the application back to

About Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue was established in 1997 in order to save shelter dogs that need a foster placement.

We are a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

The reasons for fostering include:

  • Orphans too young for adoption
  • Nursing mothers
  • Mildly sick/injured dogs
  • Dogs that have been abused
  • Dogs that can not adjust to living in a shelter environment

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue and a local shelter work together to place these dogs in temporary, loving foster homes. When you adopt from us, you are helping to save a shelter dog!!

Our Goal is to save shelter dogs in need and place them in good homes. To promote the placement of special need dogs with the help of adoption bags, grooming, socialization, and providing needed supplies. To pair the right dog with the right human companion(s), enriching everyone's lives.

Our Mission is to develop trust and love with a dog that needs to be reminded that many humans can and will take good, loving care of it for the rest of its lives. To then find loving homes for these previously abused, abandoned, sick, neglected and confused dogs. To give the dog a solid re-start with behavior, health, and trust. To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.

Our Adoption Process...

Some dogs are at the shelter and some are in a foster home. If the dog you like is at the shelter, please contact the person listed. She will fill you in on all the details.

If the dog you are interested in adopting is currently in a foster home, please EMAIL the individual "Foster Parent" noted in the description.

An Adoption Form Questionnaire will be emailed back to you. Upon completion, email the application back to

After review, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you to come and visit with the dog in the foster home.
If the adoption is appropriate, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract.

A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog. This fee includes a vet check, all shots, any necessary medical work and medication, spay/neuter (if possible and appropriate). All of our work is volunteer. WE MAKE NO PROFIT ON THESE ADOPTIONS. This fee does NOT include those additional things we supply while the pet is in our care e.g. pet supplies, food, toys, grooming, training, etc. (plus a heck of a lot of hugs!)