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Maddie #4570

Age: 4 yrs

Gender: female

Status: Adopted
  • Sweet, loving & somewhat timid
  • Would be best with a calm family in a quieter neighbourhood
  • Other dogs or cats would be okay but no young children
  • Needs a secure yard

Hi everyone in GoldenRescueLand. Thank you, thank you, thank you for saving me. My previous life was not terrific and when I arrived in your kind care, I was filthy, scabby, skinny, and afraid of my own shadow. Today, so much has changed and I now realize that all of you, especially my wonderful foster family, only want the best for me. Let me introduce myself. My name is Maddie and I’m 4 years old. Today, I am all cleaned up ~ washed, brushed, groomed, and smelling sweet. I have put on much-needed weight and my tail, which previously could not be seen, is now high in the air and constantly wagging. I am still nervous in new situations but I have come a long way and am feeling safer every day. I love people and other dogs ~ I just need time in new situations to feel safe and then, once I’m comfortable, I am a happy, playful, sociable girl. I am submissive so if there’s another dog in your family, it would be best if they are super laid-back and not dominant. I’m pretty good with my commands and am getting the hang of the leash thing. I will pull and try to bolt though if I feel afraid. You can certainly touch me anywhere and you can leave me alone if you have to go out without me. The doc says I’m a healthy girl. I have lots of energy and I love my walks but I also love cuddling. I am a destructive chewer though, so don’t give me anything that you don’t want destroyed. My fantastic foster dad says: “Maddie was so fearful, skinny, and unhappy when she first arrived but she has blossomed into a sweet, happy, loving, friendly girl who deserves a second chance with a patient and loving family.” You have already given me that second chance and I’m so grateful. This is going to be the merriest Christmas ever for me!

Maddie is currently being fostered in the Newmarket, ON area.  If you would like more information about Maddie please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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