Adopted! Pet of the Week: Maya, three-legged retriever mix

Maya is this week\'s Pet of the Week. (Courtesy of WARL)

UPDATE – Thursday, 4/25/2013, 11:15 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON – Maya has been adopted.

EARLIER – Tuesday, 4/9/2013, 7:40 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON – WTOP Living is partnering with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption. Meet this week’s pet below.

Name: Maya

Age: 4-years old

Breed: Retriever/collie mix

Pet of the Week: Maya


Maya is a 4-year-old retriever/collie mix, available for adoption from WARL. (Courtesy of WARL)

Bio: Maya is a 4-year-old blonde beauty from Kuwait. Although her ancestry is a mystery, her color, perky ears and long slender muzzle suggest she may be a retriever/collie mix.

Maya is distinctive not only because of her pretty face, but also because she is a “tripawd.”

According to veterinarians, her left front leg appeared to have been badly broken a year or so before she arrived at the Kuwaiti shelter. Improper healing had left it so damaged that the kindest course of action was to remove the painful, useless limb.

Today, Maya gets around just fine on three legs, but has no desire to run a marathon.

This sweet, shy, gentle girl would rather enjoy a life of comfort and leisure, including a couple of short walks a day. Perhaps because of her rough start in life, Maya is intimidated by small children and other dogs, and yearns for a home where she can be someone’s “one and only.” In return, she’ll give you a lifetime of love, loyalty, and devotion.

For more information about Maya, email adoption@warl.org or call 202-726-2556 ext. 503.

About WARL: Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest animal shelter in Washington D.C. Its mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals who have no where else to go. The League also supports animals through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. Learn more about the Washington Animal Rescue League at www.warl.org.

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