Name: Maya Assunção Llanos
I'm 5 years old ...
I am very friendly and love Mama, but everyone knows that I am passionate about Papa. I have a sweet disposition to those that I know & strangers with good vibes. I behave well, although I was never trained professionally.
When I arrived at this home which is more mine than my parents- my papa said that I had to be a well-educated girl in order to be treated like a princess and princesses cannot have "accidents" at home.
That is why in all of these wonderful years I was never reprimanded because I paid attention to papa's admonition.
I hate clothes that Mama insists on me wearing (which I take off). Nonetheless, she keeps buying beautiful dresses. To please her and let her take a picture I wear them for five minutes only.
I almost forgot: I have an 18-year-old sister (Beauty), she adores me, I like her.
I am loving being a model.
I hope to meet & join many associates so that we can all go together to the park to help our friends who're not fortunate to be adopted as I was.
I understand that the submission of the registration form includes my understanding of the Dogs Helping Dogs Club rules listed below, to which I agree to comply with, always acting in good faith for the good development of the club's purposes.
1) I authorize the registration of my dog as a member of the Dogs Helping Dogs Club, and I authorize the publication of his/her data (name, age, and breed) and images, for the specific purpose of publicizing the club by printed and electronic media such as website, Facebook, Instagram and various social networks that may be appropriate;
2) For the purposes of easy identification of members at the meetings and events, the owner or caregiver must wear the club's shirt, and the dog must wear the club's bandana;
3) The member dog must be up to date with his vaccinations, and be healthy to participate in the meetings and events;
4) The owner or caregiver is responsible for the dog in all of the club`s meetings, and at all times must be present and attentive to avoid aggressive behavior against other dogs that are club members and non-members, and people participating in the meeting or at the venue;
5) The organizers of the Dogs Helping Dogs Club and the Rotary Club of Boca Raton West are not responsible for the behavior of club members and non-member dogs that are participating or are present at the venue. Pet owners and/or caregivers are solely responsible for their respective animal`s behavior;
6) The organizers of the Dogs Helping Dogs Club and the Rotary Club of Boca Raton West are not responsible for the behavior of people participating in the meetings, or who are at the venue, whether they are members or non-members of the club, always remembering that all members must act in good faith at all events;
7) Dog owners or caregivers must also follow the rules of the place where the meetings will be held;
8) Aggressive dogs, as described in Section 767.11, Florida Statutes, may be members of the Dogs Helping Dogs Club, but will not be able to participate in the club`s meetings;
9) The beneficiary institution of the Project will always be chosen according to the criteria of necessity, responsibility, seriousness, and history of actions taken for the benefit of dogs in need.
It was in August 2020 that our life changed. Zoe, like many other quarantine dogs, brought us joy, fun, comfort and a new challenge, at a time when uncertainties were present at the heart of humanity.
The idea of adopting a dog was not new. Two of our children, Charles and Belinda, had always dreamed of having a little dog, but life seemed too busy. With the pandemic and quarantine we finally had time to dedicate to a new member of the family. So we started our search, found Zoe in Kentucky, and decided to go get her. It was an adventurous 15 hour anxiety filled road trip, as we couldn't wait to meet her. The first date was magical and love at first sight. So with great joy we brought our Border Collie to the Florida heat.
From then on, there were moments of a lot of adaptation, and learning, which cost us some furniture, walls and rugs that were “lovingly” snapped up by our newest faithful friend. It was during this adaptation and learning phase that we began our search for training and educational videos. The search process brought training and education tips for both Zoe and us, also opened our eyes to the harsh reality that many dogs have a very harsh life.
I believe that most people, like me, are aware of the abuse suffered by many dogs. They are routinely abandoned or are mistreated by third parties or their own owners. I think that awareness of this harsh reality is what drives us to change the situation and make a difference in the life of man's best friend, the dog.
It is with this idea of helping dogs in need, more specifically the abandoned and abused victims that the Dogs Helping Dogs Club Project was born. Our project seeks to raise funds to help dogs in need, thus providing a dignified and happy life for our best friends.
The Dogs Helping Dogs Club Project was inspired by Zoe's happiness, and one of the club’s objectives is that, like her, everyone deserves to be loved, respected and happy.
If you, like me, have a happy dog, joinyour pup in the Dogs Helping Dogs Club, and let him/her be part of this great canine chain of good.
Zoe was born on June 14th, 2020 in Kentucky. She is a black and white border collie, weighs 50 pounds, and resides in Parkland, FL. She lives with her human family of 5, likes to exercise, fetch the balll, is smart, charismatic and affectionate. She loves to eat chicken and bananas, and understands English, Portuguese and sign language.
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The mission of Dogs Helping Dogs Club is to help dogs in need, who have gone through abuse, abandonment or live in a precarious situation for various reasons.
The Club aims to raise funds through donations, projects and meetings, which will be distributed to a reputable, non-profit organization, so that all dogs get a chance to be loved, respected and happy.
The Dog Helping Dogs Club values respect for animals and human beings, solidarity and honesty.