Foster Hold


Name: Maia
ID#: A140173
Estimated Age: 3 Years
Sex: Female (Her spay surgery will be covered by BARCs at one of BARCs’ veterinary partners)
Estimated Breed: Husky Mix
Weight: 58 lbs
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: No
Good with children: Yes, but maybe a little older as she does have the tendency to jump up onto children and could knock them over. With some training this will improve.
Special/Medical Needs: None
Estimated Energy Level: Low - Medium
Current Location: Calgary
Adoption Fee: $650

Maia is a very sweet and loving girl. Very calm in the house, but you can tell she hasn't spent a lot of time indoors as it took her a while to figure out how to navigate on the hardwood floors. Have yet to hear her bark, but she gives a quiet husky whoo-whoo when excited. Seems to be house trained, as she has had no accidents in the house. She doesn't ask to go out but is good at holding it when taken out on a regular schedule.
Maia just wants to be around everyone and seeks love and attention. She is not destructive but will steal slippers and stuffy toys if they are within reach. She doesn't chew them, just carries them around. Seems to be okay with cats who are ok with her, after slow and proper introductions. However, she may chase a cat that runs from her.
Though she does need some obedience training regarding commands, and tends to jump up, she would definitely benefit from a family with children. She adores them and is very gentle with them. She has quickly become great friends with the two 5-year-olds in our home.
She is not a huge fan of being crated, needs to be coaxed in with treats and will whine sometimes. She prefers to be near her people.
Maia is very good with other dogs, and quickly adjusts her play style to suit the situation. She loves to be outside and zoom around the yard, but willingly follows her people back inside.
Maia walks well on leash, pulls at times when she is excited but responds well to gentle correction. However, she does exhibit some anxiety towards cars when out walking and is tentative around people she doesn't know. When unsure she will move closer to your side seeking comfort. Once she sees you engage with a person, she doesn't know then she will move forward to say hello.
Maia needs a loving family that is willing to spend time with her and teach her, but she will make a fantastic family dog, she will just need some guidance along the way.