Presenting our Island girl, Maria! This lovely Airedale terrier mix came to the mainland from the garden island of Kauai! She is 4 yrs old and approx 44 lbs, a bit shy at first, but definitely warms up and bonds easily when she settles in. She is a “Velcro” gal; she loves to be with her people most of all! She checks in with her people while walking, too. She does get along with most dogs and loves to run and play at the dog park. In fact, she was one of the shelter’s favorite dogs that island visitors could take on day hikes. The feedback was always enthusiastic for Maria!
Yes, Maria has had to adjust to life on the mainland: she developed a skin rash and itchiness shortly after her arrival. Although she has always been on a grain free diet, we thought the cause might be more environmental. After doing food and environment allergen testing, we found out Maria is mostly allergic to milk, a particular grass and dust mites! Since this awareness, her soft coat has grown back and she is not itchy as before. (Test results will obviously be provided to Maria’s Adopter).
If you are interested in adopting our lovely Hawaiian blossom, please submit an adoption application online and a volunteer will contact you! (VL)