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Friday
Aug012014

animal rescue: maui

Nicknames: Snaggle-tooth, Falkor (from The NeverEnding Story), Baby Maui

Likes: Beaches and snuggling under blankets.

Pet Peeves: Being alone.

Favorite Toy: Up until last fall, my late 13-year old Cocker Spaniel.

Favorite Snack: Anything soft.

Guilty Pleasure: Hiding socks.

Talent Show: Prancing like she’s jumping rope.

Before she was famous: Maui was discovered near the boardwalk of Venice Beach, CA. Her owner, an older woman that called the beach her home, was trying to find homes for her and her brothers and sisters.
A well-intentioned teenage girl picked out Maui and took her home but unfortunately, she couldn’t keep her. So her friend, my co-worker at the time, offered to house Maui for a couple days until a new home was found. A week passed and no one adopted her. Before taking her to a shelter, she sent out a desperate inter-office email with Maui’s picture attached. Immediately after work I picked up Maui and brought her to her new, and permanent home.

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…every year approximately 2.7 million adoptable dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters.
…25% of adoptable dogs in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
To find your next pet, check out adoptapet.com

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Reader Comments (4)

Such a sweet little dog! Thank you for giving her a second chance!!

August 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynMal

CB2 -

Thank you for posting and sharing Maui's story on the blog. My husband and I are strong proponents of adopting from local shelters and rescuing animals. In fact, we rescued our dog Jada from a local shelter called Wagging Hearts in Chicago. I wanted to respond to the blog because my mom first saw Maui in the CB2 catalogue and couldn't believe her eyes. Our dog Jada is the exact replica of Maui! Everything is the same from the underbite to the coloring. She is often mistaken or recognized as Falkor from The Neverending Story too! We were wondering if you would be interested in featuring Jada - maybe even along with Maui, in your next catalogue. While she has never done any "modeling" we think it would be perfect to share her story, just like Maui's, in order to spread awareness about adopting from shelters. I look forward to hearing from you.

August 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLexi S

Hi to Maui! I would hazard to say that my parents adopted Maui's brother! If you click on my link it goes to an Instagram feed with loads of pictures of Rusty. Could it be?

September 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEL

Hey Lexi!
Thank you so much for your comment and for offering Jada's modeling services!
Unfortunately we're unable to accept due to liability issues on set.
We hope you can understand -- and we look forward to seeing Jada's close-ups!

September 11, 2014 | Registered Commentersandra

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