Accomplished dog excels at her favorite job: love and be loved

Accomplished dog excels at her favorite job: to love and be loved

Mayah RE THDD owned by Barbara Blankenship of Henderson, NV

Mayah began work as a therapy dog seven and a half years ago. Her visits have taken her to hospitals, assisted living facilities, and cancer centers, as well as the local library and children’s blind center for reading programs.

Mayah has made more than 600 visits, finishing her AKC Therapy Dog Distinguished requirement (400 visits) in January 2017.

There are no words for the joy that Mayah brings to everyone she meets. Her nickname is Sunshine, which fits her personality perfectly. She is a breath of fresh air to all those in need of comfort and the smiles she receives from everyone she meets are beyond words.

Mayah also participates in a variety of sports, including dock diving, flyball, and disc. She competes in AKC Rally, having her earned her Rally Excellent title in 2016. She currently competes in Barn Hunt competitions at the Senior level and Nosework trials, recently earning her NW2.

“I have always been told that dogs have a job to do. Mayah’s job – love and be loved – is natural for her. No matter what she does, her level of commitment is always 110%. She is my forever Sunshine and truly my BFF.”