Maggie – Special Needs
“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” -Lilo & Stitch
Maggie is a 4 year old, sweet and loving tripod who weighs around 55 pounds. From becoming a tripod as a puppy, being adopted only to be returned to ACR 3 years later as an adult, rupturing her cruciate ligament, and 6 months of crate rest to recover from that Maggie has had quite the rollercoaster of a life. She is ready to put these events behind her, and join a furever family that will love her as much as she loves them.
Maggie loves every person she meets. With her past, you might expect her to be a wary or nervous dog, but she’s not. She is the type of dog who will love you unconditionally, who gets whole-body wiggles because she’s so excited that you came home. Maggie has such an optimistic view of the world, viewing strangers as the best friends she hasn’t met yet, and is ready to share her love of life with everyone. While she is good with kids, she likely would be better with older children as she is wiggly and may accidentally knock a little one over!
She is not good with cats, but we are happy to share that Maggie is getting so much better with her dog etiquette! Although she is a typical pitty talker, she’s learning how to appropriately engage in play and has enjoyed many playdates with other friendly ACR dogs! She likes to run back and forth with dogs along the fence and is enjoying what it means to have canine pals!
Maggie is kennel trained and housebroken, although she doesn’t need to be kept in her kennel when her people are away and prefers to be out and about when you’re home! Maggie knows “sit” and is pretty good at “stay”, but still learning “down”. If left out in the house while you’re away, Maggie will just sleep the day away on the bed / couch until her person comes home. Maggie enjoys going for walks, where she likes to show off her excellent people skills.
Currently Maggie is happy with a couple good walks a day, but loves to get to run around in a yard or large fenced area whenever possible! She is a HUGE fan of getting to run in large spaces, and would be happy to be someone’s jogging or hiking partner. Foster Mom says she’s faster on three legs than some are on four! She doesn’t quite get fetch yet, but is a big fan of the “brings her kong over to you” game!
Maggie has a huge personality, and knows how to let her person know what she wants. She absolutely loves to get attention, can be a bit sassy in letting you know when she’s not getting enough. Maggie loves to be close to her person, and especially loves cuddling up with them to take a nap – FYI she’s a snorer. However, Maggie can also entertain herself with some of her favorite toys – like her kongs or toys that have food hidden in them. If she catches that you’re looking at her, she’ll probably wiggle over to you to ask for some butt scratches and belly rubs!
Ready to give Maggie the family she’s been dreaming of? Then contact us today, she can’t wait to meet you!
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