Maizie the Dog
Age: 2
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Weight: 50 lbs
Indoor? Yes
Microchipped? Yes
City in which animal is located: Belleville
Rehoming fee? Yes
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!

Maizie is an adorable 2 year old Great Pyrenees/Australian Shepherd mix (full DNA panel provided). She is fiercely loyal to her “pack” and loves to play – biking, wrestling, chasing, fetch. She is fully trained and knows many commands, like sit, touch, spin, leave it, and more. She is very typical of her breeds, and is high energy with a guarding/herding instinct, but also loves to lay on the couch and get belly rubs. She is so goofy and has quite the personality.

Maizie needs a home with no other dogs or cats, no young children, and infrequent visitors. She struggles with anxiety and is unfortunately very reactive. She will walk nicely on her leash, especially if treats are provided, but will react when she sees another animal. She is very food motivated. A large yard to run and explore with a physical fence or tie out is a must (more rural is ideal).

We are rehoming her because she has shown aggression on a few occasions. Maizie has primarily displayed aggressive behavior toward people if they try to touch her when she does not want to be touched. She will create a strong bond with her new family, but will not do as well around unfamiliar people or in stressful situations (vet, car rides, etc.). She has a tendency to resource guard high value treats/toys and needs to be traded in exchange for giving something up.

Unfortunately she is not the right fit for us as a young family. We have worked with trainers and behavioral specialists and are unable to meet her needs. We are committed to giving Maizie a life where she can thrive, where she can be herself and do what she feels comfortable doing. We would love if someone who is more experienced can give Maizie the love, compassion, and patience she deserves. She is extremely sweet to her pack and is an amazing dog to have if you live a low-key lifestyle. She does not get into any trouble.

Maizie is fully spayed, microchipped, house broken, and comes with all the supplies you could need – crate, bedding, collars, food, toys, and more if desired. She is just shy of 50 lbs and up to date on all vaccines. We are heartbroken to let her go and would love to receive updates on how she is doing. We adopted her from HSHV she was 11 weeks old.

If you think you would be a good fit for Maizie or have any further questions, please let us know. We are more than happy to go into further details or plan a meet and greet! We are willing to travel for the right fit.

If you are interested in adopting Maizie, please contact Megan at 734-430-1956 or This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!