State: CT

Age: 3.5

Weight: 52 lbs.

Sex: Female

Color: Fawn

Neutered/Spayed: yes

UTD Shots: yes

Docked tail: yes

Cropped ears: no

Children over 4: yes

Children under 4: UNKNOWN/no history'

Other dogs: Yes

Cats: unknown

Separation anxiety: No

House trained: No

Leash trained: No

Obedience trained: No

Microchipped: No


12/4/2019  Well our Miss Mara has turned a big corner in her new life, her 2ndary skin infection is healing beautifully, and her demodex mange is barely noticeable.  She has a beautiful dark red coat (her own), and she is just one really beautiful girl.  She loves people, even at the vets, she just oozes enthusiasm for everyone she meets.  It's amazing to see this beautiful girl, who was so scared and so emotionaly shut down and underweight when she arrived, to watching her whole face light up when I let her out of her crate in the morning.  She is so full of energy that she just charges toward the outside door, spins around comes charging back for her good morning hugs, then joins the rest of the dogs outside for the morning ritual before breakfast. 

This week, she had a follow up appointment with my vet, who could not believe the difference in this girl, in just 3 short weeks.  She's gained 6 lbs, with a few more to go, but she is just one very happy girl and far healthier girl.

Mara has also discovered toys, and she is just thrilled with finding a new toy every couple of days.  Stuffed toys, squeaky toys, she throws them in the air, she trots around the house with a doggy smile, she will even share without a thought.  Mara definitely needs another dog or dogs in the home, as she is very playful and as she gets healthier, she plays harder and longer.  She loves running in the yard with the other dogs, and cuddling in front of the fire after he medicated baths. 

Leash walking is definitely a challenge, and will need work with a professional trainer in her new home, as I really don't think she is aware of her own strength.  But she is worth every effort.


11/21/19  Hi everyone, my name is Mara. I just wanted to let you all know how much better I'm feeling. My fur is actually starting to get a shine to it and my foster mom is giving me food I can't eat enough of. And being the good girl I am, even though I know she's sneaking my medicine in it, I still eat every last kibble and my medicine. Well foster mom wants to tell you more. 

My little foster girl has been here for 6 days now and what a sweet girl she is. She loves both dog and human contact, although she absorbs attention like a sponge, she oozes adoration with every pat, hug and kiss you shower on her. Mara is on the quieter side still, she has initiated play with my pesty Boston terrier which is really funny to watch. He's 19 lbs to her 43 lbs.
Mara is healing from Demodex mange and secondary skin infection, which is not contagious, but because she's so under weight and her immune system compromised this can and did happen to her. Despite all she has been through, and we can only guess what happened with her, she is one lovingly forgiving being. 
Miss Mara still needs a few more weeks to heal and gain weight, she's a great girl who wants a kind and loving home. 

11/16/19 Mara arrived yesterday from one of our favorite shelters, and she is a really great guest so far.  She does need to destress, but has a really sweet outgoing personality, and has the boxer wiggle butt better than any I've ever seen.

She's a beautiful Red Fawn coat, that really shines after getting a refreshing spa treatment on her arrival. 

So please stay tuned for more on lovely Miss Mara as we get to know her better.