By Sammy Johnson
The first thing I should say about Maz is that he's a big dog. They call him "extra large" at the SPCA. But I don't think that should scare anybody away, because he seems very calm and gentle too. He really is! He weighs about 96 pounds but didn't pull on his leash or jump around when I was with him. He was very friendly and wagged his tail a lot. He is a Mastiff mix and is about 2 years old. He is tan and white with a pink patch on his nose and has a big head with a cute white patch on it, and very light brown eyes. I know that adopting a large dog is a big commitment, because Maz will need a lot of exercise and food (apparently he gets hungry a lot, like me). The question is, will you make that commitment?
For information on Maz and other animals at the Peninsula SPCA, call (757) 595-1399, go to www.peninsulaspca.org or visit the shelter at 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Newport News.
Shelter Picks is an occasional series of blurbs and photos by Sammy Johnson, a local 11-year-old animal lover and aspiring photographer. The blurbs will focus on family-friendly dogs and cats at area shelters that need homes. Contact Sammy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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