WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Washington Animal Rescue League has a beautiful dog for its latest Pet Of The Week.

Maya is a 4-year-old blonde from Kuwait, says WARL. Her color, perky ears, and long slender muzzle suggest she may be a retriever/collie mix. WARL says Maya is distinctive not only because of her pretty face but also because she is what is referred to among dog-lovers as a "tripawd."

According to veterinarians, her left front leg appeared to have been badly broken a year or so before she arrived at the Kuwaiti shelter. Improper healing had left it so damaged that the kindest course of action was to remove the painful, useless limb, according to WARL.

Today, Maya gets around just fine on three legs but has no desire to run a marathon. This sweet, shy, gentle girl would rather enjoy a life of comfort and leisure, including a couple of short walks a day.

Perhaps because of her rough start in life, Maya is intimidated by small children and other dogs, and yearns for a home where she can be someone's "one and only." In return, she'll give you a lifetime of love, loyalty, and devotion.

If you are interested in Maya, please visit for information on how you can meet and adopt her.

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