My name is TG-Maddie!

Hound (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Tyler, Texas - TG-Maddie
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I'm being cared for by:
Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Facts about TG-Maddie

  • Breed: Hound (Unknown Type)/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 483211
Please contact Tonya Griffith ( for more information about this pet.

Maddie was a stray found in Bullard, Texas.  She was untrusting and scared of new people at first, but now she is a great guard dog if I'm not around, even though she is a hound.  She doesn't want to be in a dog pen, doesn't really want to ride in a vehicle, but wants to follow as if she doesn't want to be abandoned.  She gets very excited when we come home, wrinkling her nose, and her hound bark is sweet.  Maddie has been with us since April 2004.  We had to eventually put her on a 20 foot lightweight chain, since she has gotten out of our perimeter fence several times, and will lay on the road, even with vehicles driving by, and won't let us come near her when she is on the road.  She is also very intelligent.  She won't get in a live trap or crate anymore, knowing that's how we caught her before, so if she gets out anymore, the only thing that will bring her back through the gate is a storm.  We don't have a dog pen strong enough to keep her in yet, so she is right outside our front door, which gives her more social interaction with us as we go in and out.  The last few times she has gotten off her chain, she has stayed on the property, so having more interaction with us each day has made a difference.  She has a large fancy wooden dog house that was donated, and we fill it with cedar shavings for her to sleep in.

March 2005, I had leashed her for a few walks, and it is as if she has been leash trained before. She would walk directly beside me on the left side.

D.O.B.:     ? 2002
Weight:      about 50 pounds

$60 adoption fee will pay for her spay and vaccinations.

About Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also do courtesy postings for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which is about 80% successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet, or have a volunteer get the pictures. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road anymore than they usually do, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat adoption fees vary from $25 to $55 for males, and $25 to $70 for females, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115, depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.