ADOPTED 11-26-12 – Maggie was rescued from a hoarder’s home along with 14 other dogs, all in poor health. She was like a baby when she was first picked her up by her foster mom and has gone through a second “puppyhood” learning new things about her world. For the horrible start she had with life, she is a loving and gentle dog that is eager to please and be loved.
Maggie is healthy now but when she was first taken into rescue, she had an ear infection in her right ear, dermatitis and was emaciated. Thanks to her loving care given by her wonderful family, her skin has cleared up, she has put on weight, her fur is growing back shiny and her ear has also been treated. She has some dental tartar, but some has cleared up in the last month because her mom has lovingly been brushing her teeth.
Maggie has a moderate activity level and she is a friendly and outgoing dog. She loves to greet everyone to say hi and is willing to play with anyone. She doesn’t like going out in the rain, but loves running around on the snow/grass. She loves chewing sticks and lying in the sun, but her favorite thing is to cuddle up next to someone (human or dog) to take a nap. These are all things that she has never had before and her previous experience with her hoarder has not destroyed her faith in humans. She is very excited and happy when her humans come home and there’s nothing better than being greeted by a happy dog after being away from home.
Maggie likes going on walks, running in a yard or simply cuddling next to someone on a couch. She doesn’t require a lot of exercise, but she likes to spend time with people. Taking her out on a quick walk, running with her in the yard, or playing with her in the house will do the trick. She also will play on her own to keep herself occupied if she has a toy or bone to chew on.
Maggie is excellent with other dogs, big and small. She likes to rough house with larger dogs, her foster brother is a Saint Bernard. She can hold her own running and playing with larger dogs. Maggie has been good with everyone she has been introduced to. She hasn’t been around young children, but she is very gentle and I believe she would do well with anyone.
It should not be surprising that she is good with cats and likes to say hello and check everyone out but isn’t aggressive. Maggie has been fed Purina, but I’m sure will do fine being introduced to another brand. She also enjoys peanut butter and treats. She is house trained, good in the car and crate very good on the leash. These are all new things for her to learn and her foster mom worked very hard to help Maggie understanding all those skills.
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