Pet of the week: Maya loves playing fetch

Posted at 7:59 AM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 09:45:29-04

This week's pet of the week is a beautiful Black Mouth Cur/Shepard mix. Maya is approximately 14 months old. She weighs 54 lbs.

Maya was found on the streets in Seminole in November. Since then 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue has been getting her ready to find her forever family. That day has arrived.

She is crate trained and housebroken, knows basic commands like "sit," "down," and "come." She is learning "leave it." Shelter workers report she is a quick learner but can be a bit stubborn at times.

Black Mouth Curs were bred to herd and hunt, so they may have high prey drives. That is why Maya would do best in a home with only adults, older children and other larger dogs. She would not be good with good with smaller dogs and cats (probably because she would try to herd them.)

Black Mouth Curs can be protective, loyal, kind, fearless, active, trainable and extremely smart. They are loving, gentle family dogs as long as they are provided the mental and physical stimulation they need.

A family that could take Maya to a dog park to play with other bigger dogs or play catch with would be preferred.

Maya's adoption fee is $150 which includes her spay, microchip, and vaccinations.

To learn more about how to adopt Maya, call 4 Lucky Dogs Pet Rescue at (941) 960-5700 or email  You can also fill out the adoption request form for Maya at


ABC Action News is partnering with 99.5QYK for the Pets in the Park event on Sunday, April 24 outside Raymond James Stadium.

Local animal shelters and non-profit organizations will be on hand with adoptable pets. There will be a vendor village with pet-focused shopping and information.

There will be a Pet Costume Contest, a Hairiest Dog Contest and a Pet Talent Show.

You can bedazzle your dogs at the doggie glam station with pet-safe colorful fur chalkings, bows and bandanas.

Dogs can enjoy wading through ice-filled pools to stay cool in the Florida heat.

A live dock jumping competition will be occurring all day with the Ultimate Air Dogs. Watch as dogs leap through the air into a 28,000 gallon poll.

Pets in the Park runs through 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. All leased pets are welcome to attend.

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