ADOPTED ON 05-17-14 – Maggie and her sister’s story is a hard one for us to read. It is tough for us to understand how dogs wind up in the awful situations they do. Maggie is a yellow lab that has a great combination of a working and good-tempered companion. She is intelligence; train ability and playful nature makes her a pleasure to be around. Labs come in three colors, yellow, black, chocolate and white; there is no difference in their personality outside of the fact that a white is a defect. Maggie is about 8 months old and weighs about 55 pounds. She is an absolute knockout and will win your heart over as soon as you meet her. She is a loving and friendly girl who loves to get as close as can be to people. She is good with other dogs and enjoys their companionship, but she is not a rough and tumble type of dog. Maggie may not have had much formal training, but she just loves to please her humans.
Maggie and her sister Liquorice were dumped by their owners in the woods to make it in the world on their own. It is common for an owner that has a dog with puppies to take them far from home and unload them out of their car. We don’t know if there were other brothers and sisters that were with them and didn’t make it in a forest where baby animals are easy prey for larger animals. Not to mention the bad weather and hunger in their bellies that they had to endure. They had no hunting skills so we can only imagine how painful and scary it was for them. On May 15, 2013 Maggie and Liquorice were captured by animal control, they were just babies at 12 weeks old. Again they escaped death when a southern volunteer saw them and asked for help from the Winnsboro Animal Shelter and Rescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.. Maggie has been cooped up in a tiny cage for over 5 months. As bad as that sounds, it is a much better fate then to be euthanized by the City—all she needs is a family to love her.
The wonderful volunteers at the shelter come daily to exercise and socialize Maggie, which helps calm her down. Some of them drive 45 minutes one way and the gas to get there is from their own pocket—they are true hero’s. Maggie is in excellent health because of the efforts and love she gets from the volunteers at WAS. When she arrived, she only needed the basic vaccinations and de-worming. What the volunteers do say about Maggie and her sister are that they are a terrific family dogs. Maggie is a great dog for children of all ages, she is kind, good-natured, and takes most things in stride. She needs some training in her manors, but that is true of most dogs and especially young puppies. She interacts well with children as long as your children are taught to interact well with her. She has never shown aggression, is very friendly with everyone, is eager to please and responds to all that she is asked to do. True to the breed, she will mature slowly and will remain a spirited teenager for a few years.
Maggie would thrive on exercise and athletic activities. She would do well with a family, a hunter, fisherman, runner, bicyclist, camper, hiker—in other words, outdoor people or activities. She doesn’t have to have a family that is outdoors all the time, she is the kind of dog that would do well with that type of family. We don’t know how she is with cats but we just can’t image that she would have any problem with them because of her sweet temperament. Maggie has a sweet and gentle spirit and loves to be loved. She needs an owner who will teach her how to become the dog she was meant to be. Like many dogs her age, she is full of puppy energy and she needs direction and constancy in her life. Maggie’s ideal home would an owner who will not dump her in the woods and can provide her with lots of love. With patience and love this little girl will surely turn into a wonderful companion. She wins people over quickly with her sweet charm!
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