This week we’d like to feature a sweet mama dog named Maria. Maria - Oregon Humane Society. You can see in her photos she has the most beautiful blue eyes. Maria is a 3-year-old, 46-pound hound mix who recently had a litter of 8 puppies. I spent quite a bit of time with her yesterday, and found her to be a sweet, affectionate snuggle bug.
Maria spent time in a foster home while she was raising her babies, and this is what her foster had to say about her:
‘Maria is a lover. Loves to nuzzle her head in your chest. So sweet. She gets attached to her humans very quickly. Loves to give "hugs" and kisses. When she has her human by her side she is extremely well behaved and chill. She just lays down ad naps. She hasn't barked at all. She listens very well. She is excellent on a leash, likes walks and seems to be good with other dogs. She has been in my home with her litter of 8 puppies. When my personal, smaller dog is near her puppies, indoors, Maria gets defensive (bares her teeth and "air nips"). But when I have them both outdoors or on leashed walks together, she is excellent. Once separated from her litter, I wouldn't expect this to be an issue. She has been eating mostly wet food. She isn't into dry kibble so I have been combining the dry with wet and some water. She doesn't love that either but will eat it. She ate dry food when that was the only offering in the middle of the night.’
Maria does worry about spending time alone, so she might do best in family where someone is home most of the time. And, although she was found as a stray (in a rural part of Josephine County in Southern Oregon), she does know the commands ‘sit’ and ‘down’, so at some point she must have had a family who taught her those things.
Do you think sweet, beautiful Maria is the girl for you? If so, please fill out the questionnaire at the top of her profile and scheduled a visit to Oregon Humane to come meet her in person.