Maggie - in Maine!
Latest update: October 2015
Maggie is a gentle, graceful mixed breed dog and is 1.5 years old. Her breed is a mystery - shepherd, carolina dog, and border collie mixes all come to mind. She is such a beautiful young dog! Our southern partner rescue tells us, “Her shiny black coat has snow white markings and is perfect for petting. Maggie weighs 48 pounds. She has one of those wonderfully expressive doggy faces that looks like she is smiling at you. Maggie is a great walking companion and is housebroken. She also loves playtime in the shelter yard. She has a sweet, friendly personality that is so endearing. She is very loving and is always ready for quality cuddle time."
Maggie is a bright dog who knows the sit command already. She is very agile and would probably love to take an agility class. She can jump a baby gate from a standstill.
Maggie is cautious with new people and seems to warm up to women more easily; once she gets to know you and will be a wonderful family dog!!
August 2015 update:
Now that Maggie is in Maine, she is
starting to relax in her foster home. She is vigilant and always positioning herself to watch what’s going on, like on the floor with her back to the wall.
Her foster mom tells us, “Maggie has some really nice qualities: she is crate trained and housebroken; she is super sweet and loving towards people whom she trusts, although it can take some time for her to warm up to certain people; she has bonded very closely to me and is fiercely loyal and follows me everywhere; she is extremely smart and tries very hard to please; she takes correction well and stops immediately when you tell her "no" or "leave it"; she knows some basic commands, listens well, and adjusts her behavior when asked; she is extremely agile and has the concentration and energy it would take to become a great agility dog; she gets along pretty well with my dogs, but it's really all about her special human for this girl.
Now for her challenges, 'cause let's face it --- we've ALL got them: although she is living peacefully with my three cats, I would not leave her alone with them unsupervised, as she is a bit too interested in them; she wants to be sheriff when I reprimand the other dogs; she is nervous in new situations and places; she does have some guarding tendencies towards toys and food. Maggie is not a dog for the first-time owner or the marshmallow owner who is unwilling to take a leadership role in the relationship.
Maggie would be fine as an only dog. This dog would shine with a human all her own who would focus her energy on agility or obedience. She is very sweet with people. My dogs are not uncomfortable around her and are relaxed with her, for the most part, but they won't interact with her like they have with all the other foster dogs.
I think she's part basenji, too. She sometimes gets a wrinkle across her forehead, and her head is shaped like a basenji's. She doesn't really bark: she sort of howls and whines. She will be a great dog in the right home.”
Maggie is living with several other dogs but would prefer to play with humans - she doesn't cause any major problems but she doesn't really seem to know how to properly interact with them
She will guard toys, bugs, etc that she feels are hers. She would probably have a lot of fun as an "only child" so she could feel relaxed and have some fun since she prefers the company of
humans. She would do great with an active adult who can appreciate her intelligence and keep her firmly in check. She's protective and loyal,
and has become very attached to her foster mom. but she needs an owner who can appreciate that the flip side of her intelligence can lead to problems if not managed correctly.
If you are interested in adopting Maggie or any of our sweeties please fill out the application. For more information you can contact us through the site or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: we do not have a physical location where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved through the rescue, an applicant will visit the dog in their foster placement where they are feeling safe and loved.
Maggie is fostered in Cumberland County, Maine while she waits for her forever family to find her.
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