Maya's parents say: Maya was adopted from B.R.E.W. (a beagle rescue). Her beagle mom was rescued last fall from being severely abused. At her mom's first vet appointment, in addition to being very pregnant, she tested positive for heartworm and had pellets in her skin as her former owner used her for target practice. Maya was the smallest of the litter and has been growing into the nicest puppy ever. While she definitely has the super sniffer of a beagle, she's growing to look more and more like her Lab dad. Maya is really mellow indoors and knows how to be the sweetest girl. She loves to take long walks along Lake Michigan's shore and to play in the snow (and gossip about other dogs) with her new neighbors, Ladybird and Chloe. May 20 - Update on Maya's Mom: Maya's mom (Hazel), is now thriving happily. After being treated for heartworm and gaining strength from having five puppies, she was also adopted though B.R.E.W. to a nice loving family. They report that she is a very sweet dog who loves to cuddle. Coincidentally, yesterday (May 19th) Maya was able to reunite with her mom and two of her siblings at the annual "Beaglefest" in Chicago. (See inside/below for photos from the reunion!) Maya and Hazel reunited!