Humane Society Silicon Valley (Milpitas, CA)
Hey there, my name is Maui and I’m a 7-year-old Boxer/American Staffordshire Bull Terrier mix and a dog of leisure. Let’s not go running, okay? I’d much prefer to just hang out on the sofa with you and watch some television. I might try to sit on your lap – I know I’m a big girl, I just like to snuggle. I’m a great leash walker if you’re not in a hurry. Why rush? In general I’m a fantastic, low key friend who loves to meet new people. In my spare time I enjoy snacks, tummy rubs, and other low impact forms of entertainment. Leave the frisbee at home – I’m a lover, not a fetcher. I can’t wait to meet you.
If you could nap anywhere, where would it be?
I CAN nap anywhere. My powers to nap in the loudest, most bustling places will be an inspiration to nappers everywhere. I should warn you that I snore, though. You know where I’d really love to nap? Your sofa. With you.
What is your favorite song and why?
My favorite song is ‘Let It Be’ by the Beatles. That’s sort of my philosophy in life – just Let It Be. I don’t much see the point in getting terribly worked up or excited about anything. All that barking gives me a headache. A squirrel? Just let it be. Forget the squirrel and rub my stomach. If everyone was like me, the world would be a much calmer place.
Hamburgers or hot dogs?
Both. Please. Now.
If you could have opposable thumbs for a day, what would you do?
First I’d figure out the fridge. It’s like a happy magic box of people food. Then I’d probably go for the TV clicker and turn on something with lots of animal activity – wildlife specials or something. I enjoy cocking my head at the hyena sounds. Then I’d grab a phone and call you out of work so we could spend the day together.
Why should you go home with a family right now?
Because I’m the dog you’ve been waiting for. The dog that understands that you don’t always want to go for a big long walk or throw a ball for six hours. The dog that knows that sometimes you just want love and cuddles without a workout first. I’m all for love and cuddles. Basically I’m a push-button love sponge, no arduous exercise required. I just want to be near you and take a nap while you surf the web. Wonderful, affectionate, loving quiet company.