Maggie – Special Needs


born ~September 2015

57 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!

House Broken!!!

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” – Lilo and Stitch

Maggie is a 5 year old, sweet and loving tripod who weighs around 55 pounds. From becoming a tripod as a puppy, rupturing her cruciate ligament, and a long journey 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. We cannot believe that this sweet girl hasn’t gotten snatched up yet because she is about as sweet as they come!

Maggie is completely crate-trained and housebroken, but she can be trusted to have free rein in the house. If left out in the house while you’re away, Maggie will just snooze the day away on the couch until her person comes home. Maggie knows “sit,” “stay,” and “down.” She’s working on learning “focus” to redirect her attention to her Foster Mom when she gets distracted.

Maggie has such an optimistic view of the world and absolutely adores every person that comes her way. Some might expect her to be a wary or nervous dog, but she’s completely trusting of people. She sees strangers as the best friends she hasn’t met yet, and she’s ready to share her love of life with everyone. Foster Mom says she has a personality so sweet that it’s infectious to everyone she meets. She is the type of dog who will love you unconditionally: she gets whole-body wiggles every time her person walks through the door. 

Maggie needs a home where she is the only resident animal – she’s got enough love for everybody! She’s not a big fan of cats, but we are happy to share that Maggie is getting so good with her dog etiquette! She’s attended doggy charm school and has worked with a trainer to help her relate to other dogs. Even though she is a typical talkative pitty, she’s learning how to appropriately engage in play and has enjoyed many playdates with other friendly ACR dogs! She loves to run back and forth with dogs along the fence and is enjoying what it means to have canine pals!

Currently Maggie is happy with a couple good walks a day, but she loves to get to run around! She is a HUGE fan of getting to run in large spaces, and she lights up when she sees a big fenced-in area where she can really see how fast those three legs can take her — and that’s pretty fast! Ms. Maggie loves to play tug-of-war with anyone up for the challenge, but she can also entertain herself with some of her favorite toys: Kongs with treats and peanut butter stuffed inside are some of her favorites! 

Maggie has a huge personality with brains to boot, and she knows how to communicate what she needs with her people.  If she catches you looking at her, she’ll probably wiggle over to you to ask for some butt scratches and belly rubs! If she could have her way, she’d cuddle up close to someone all day long. When she gets super cozy, she spreads out to take up as much room on the couch as she can, and her foster mom just doesn’t have the heart to move her when she’s so peaceful! When she is, you’ll know as soon as she’s drifted off to sleep because our girl is not the most delicate snoozer: she’s got quite the powerful snore!

Maggie has been waiting so long because she knows the perfect family is out there for her and is waiting with open arms. Could it be yours? Contact us today, she can’t wait to meet you!

Thank you to my virtual sponsor!

Tracey King


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