Maeby is a 7 pound, 7-year-old Chihuahua mix. She's a bit shy with new people, but warms up quickly. She will walk up very slowly to a new person, but then allows them to pet her, and in turn she gives them kisses. She does the same with children.
Maeby can walk happily for miles, but at home she's very mellow, spending much of her time napping or sitting in laps. She gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home, and they play together nicely. Maeby enjoys just hanging out, too, preferably with a 'knee cap' to chew on!. Maeby overcame some initial nervousness with the household cats to the point where she now ignores them unless they are too persistent about pestering her.
Maeby is fine meeting new dogs unless they are too rambunctious, in which case she worries. She walks very well on a leash in familiar places. In new or very busy places she can get spooked and try to pull somewhere that looks safe. Her foster family is working on this.
When you have to go out without Maeby, she does fine with free roam inside the house and access to a doggie door so that she may go outside into the yard whenever she wishes. Being confined seems to stress her a bit. Maeby rarely barks, and usually will bark only once if she does feel the need.
Maeby's foster mom reports: 'Maeby's best trait is how affectionate she is. She constantly dotes on her people. She is also the best cuddle buddy anyone could ask for. She loves bed time and will fall asleep in your arms, right next to your head (she has her own pillow), or under the covers if you'll let her!'
Maeby originally came to us from the Watsonville Shelter. She was adopted by a loving family several months ago, but one of their dogs is afraid of Maeby so we are looking for a new home for her.