Maggie "Mags" - Adopted!

Name(s): Maggie, “Mags”
Age: 5 years old
Size (weight): 17 lbs.
Coat & colour: Shorthair, red
Temperament: Sweet, shy and insecure. She will do best in a quiet, calm home.
Good with Dogs: She gets along fine with the two resident dachshunds, one of which is a slightly dominant female – not tested with larger dogs.
Good with Cats: She met a cat at the pet store and ignored it.
Good with Kids: Frightened of small children.
Needs another Dog: Maggie would do best with another dog but may be OK if someone is home most of the time.
Needs to be an only Dog: No
Housetraining: Housebroken when kept on a schedule. There were accidents the first few days but she was afraid and adjusting to her new environment.
Suitable for an Apartment: Possibly. Maggie was very quiet when she first arrived, but now barks at visitors along with her foster siblings.
Origin: Owner surrender
Adoption Fee? $350.00

And now a few words from me:

Hi there! I’m Maggie, a beautiful, red, short-haired girl. I’m happy going for a walk in this small country town (sudden movements and noises startle me so I’m not such a fan of walking in the big city), but I’m just as happy to curl up next to you and snooze the day away. In fact, if you should fall asleep with me on the couch, I will snuggle around your neck. My foster mom works from home and I enjoy sitting in the office watching her work. Ok, mostly I snooze. I really like having people around most of the time!

At night I will sleep in my crate, but I would always prefer to sleep in the big bed if you’ll let me. I didn’t have much of an appetite when I first arrived here but now the other dogs have shown me that mealtime is special and I joyously accept my meals when they are served. I also now really like the treats that are on offer, but my foster mom says I’m a bit grabby. We are working on my “sit/stay” and I enjoy learning commands.

I would love to go to a home with another fur sibling with whom I can spend my days. When no humans are home, I will feel less anxious if I can snuggle with a furry foster sibling. Without a fur sibling, I will do best with a human that is home more than they are not. Do you think you have a little time and patience for a sweet girl like me? I sure hope so, because as much as I love it here, I can’t wait to meet my very own forever family.

And now a few words from my foster family:

Maggie is a darling little girl and warmed to me (foster mom) very quickly. She follows me around when I let her. It took her a bit more time with foster dad, but she has now decided that he’s great to snuggle with too. Maggie isn’t the most hospitable with visitors, but will correct quickly. Sometimes it is best to visitors ignore her, and she will calm down on her own. Once you’ve earned her trust, your lap is where she will always prefer to be.

When she arrived in foster care, she was picky about eating for the first week. Now she’s right in stride for “supper time”. She was a bit overweight when she arrived but we are working on that and she’s already slimmed down quite a bit. She loves “people” food so it will be important to stick with good quality dog food, with just a few treats.

Maggie’s personality also took a bit of time to bloom, and we’re enjoying really getting to know her. She will playfully “steal” her foster sister’s stuffed squirrel. She also loves to chew on Nylabones. She adores sitting on the front porch, especially if she can sit on your lap. She will settle on a dog bed as well. Maggie does startle easily, so it’s important that she wear a secure harness when out walking. As she’s become more confident in our home and with our dogs, Maggie will try to “trump” the other dogs to be petted. She would benefit from some obedience training.

Maggie is one of the most physically beautiful dogs that I have ever met. She’s affectionate and gives kisses once she gets to know you. She’s really starting to “bloom” in the brief time that she’s been here and will be a sweet addition to her new family.