Animal Details
3Yrs 3Mths old Dachshund/Chihuahua
Weight: 16.6 lbs
Sex: Female
Location: Animal Community Center - Milpitas
About me
Personality: Maple is a sweet, albeit shy girl looking for a lap to sit on for the rest of her life. She warms up to new people with little time and yummy treats. Maple would love a home where she is allowed to transition and came out of her shell at her own pace and is given space to retreat when she isn't comfortable. Once she knows her people she is very happy to see everyone, will solicit pets and stay nearby at all times. My care has been sponsored by Linh Nguyen!
Post-adoption scholarship sponsored by Pedigree Foundation.

History: Maple arrived at HSSV heavily pregnant from our partner shelter in Central Valley. After she was done raising the little ones in her foster home, she returned to the shelter and is ready to find a place that she can call home.

Dog Skills: Maple does great with other small, polite dogs, She participates in playgroups daily and has met many dogs without any issues. She will even initiate play with dogs that she deems worthy and her favorite is chase play.

Cat Skills: N/A

Leash Skills: Maple walks well on a leash but can get frightened by loud noises so walks in quiet neighborhood are recommended.

Medical: IMHA

This dog has been diagnosed with a condition called Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA). IMHA is a condition where the body's immune system attacks and removes its own red blood cells, leading to severe anemia, and an unhealthy yellow coloring of the tissues called jaundice or icterus. This dog is responding very well to treatment with the steroid medication Prednisone. She is no longer anemic and we have begun the slow process of carefully weaning her dose of Prednisone down. The taper process can take 4 to 6 months to complete, depending on routine blood tests. It is possible for this dog to go into remission and not need any further treatment after the taper process; however it is also possible that she will require life long therapy.
This dog should be closely monitored for evidence of weakness, abnormal gum color, and abnormal urine color.
It will be the adopting family's responsibility to continue veterinary care for this dog - this will likely include veterinary visits and blood work one to two times monthly during the taper period.

Adoption Sterilization Addendum (canine):
Due to this pet's condition called Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA), she is unable to be spayed at this time. HSSV will perform her spay at no charge to the adopter once the adopter's veterinarian has determined this dog can undergo a spay surgery. If you choose, you may have this animal spayed by a private veterinarian at your own expense but must provide proof of alter to Humane Society Silicon Valley.

Maple is part of our Diamond in the Ruff program and needs a special appointment to be seen. Ready to meet Maple? Fill out the form to request an appoint