Maggie – Special Needs


born ~January 2015

60 lbs.

Crate trained!


“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”

Previously adopted from us as a puppy, Maggie has a special place in ACR’s hearts. Maggie found her way back to us 3 years later, and we happily reminded her that she will always have us as a family – even if she has to fly from out of state to get to us!

Maggie is a 3 year old tripod with additional medical concerns (see below), and weighs around 60 pounds. She is potty trained, and signals by whining near the door to let you know that she has to go outside. Maggie is also kennel trained, but does need some treats to encourage her to go into her kennel. However, Maggie doesn’t need to be kenneled, as she will just nap the day away if left alone in a room while Foster Mom is gone. Besides good house manners, Maggie also has great leash manners and is very treat motivated, which makes her easier to train!

Maggie is working on refreshing her canine social skills, as she was previously the only dog in her home. She does fine with low-key dogs, but ultimately just loves being around her people. No matter how long it’s been, Maggie will wiggle her little booty out of excitement when she sees you! She definitely loves being where her people are, but is content to self entertain with a toy or, more likely, a nap nearby. She loves snuggling next to Foster Mom.

Special Needs: After a hard romp around the dog park with friend at the end of March, Maggie was having a lot of difficulty walking. Upon visiting with UGA orthopedics we have learned Maggie had ruptured her cruciate ligament. She received surgery to correct it mid-May and has 8 weeks of crate rest then physical therapy ahead of her. For diagnostics, surgery, and post-op care, Maggie’s medical expenses are expected to be over $4,300. Please consider donating to help us–every little bit helps!

Thank you to my virtual sponsor!

Janis Ruchalski

Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604