My name is Maggie, I’m a black Labrador/Great Dane mix female, about 8 months old. I am not nearly as large as a Great Dane, but I do have that solid yet lanky build, and currently weigh 45 lbs and the vet thinks the most I will weigh is 70 lbs. My fur is short, soft, and shiny. I’m spayed, up to date on rabies, and the vet says I am very healthy. I get along with people - young and old. I like the other dogs in the rescue but they seem to feel the need to beat up on me which scares me. I have never met a cat so no idea how they taste or if I would enjoy having one as a friend.
I am not yet fully housebroken, and I still act like a silly puppy at times, but I am loving, obedient, and funny. My antics keep my foster family laughing. I love talking out loud a lot but that is getting much better too. I adore water and being in it is the funnest thing ever. Right now, I am learning all sorts of things like walking on a leash, sitting, and not chewing and I learn quickly. To become fully socialized, I need a family of my own – a family with children would be ideal, or a single person who is active and wants a jogging companion. I love the couch after a long run, and snuggling with you in the bed is so lovely.
I’m spayed, up to date on shots, and healthy. My adoption fee is $150. Now to the boring stuff… my rescue people want you to read the following boring stuff, so that you know what the rules are if you want to adopt me, and I really hope that you do because I think I am the perfect dog for you.
For more information on Maggie, please contact Louise Vande Wiele at 615 500 3164 or through email at LouiseVdeW@gmail.com. We will respond as quickly as possible. Meanwhile, please read the following so that you are aware of, and agree with, our process before asking to adopt one of our rescues.
Anyone wanting to adopt a dog from the RARFS is required to fill out an adoption application, provide references, sign an adoption contract, agree to a home visit, and finally to pay an adoption fee. Once the application is received, references checked, and a home visit completed, and everything is satisfactory, families can take their new family member home. Families who rent must provide a letter from their landlord stating that they are allowed to have a dog, and listing any size or breed restriction.
We are located in Cookeville, Tennessee. We prefer that families come and pick up their new family member, but a licensed pet transport is available. Should we need to transport dogs to their new homes, the adopter will need to arrange and pay $150 per dog directly to the transport company.
Should a dog adopted from RARFS need to be rehomed, we ask that the dog be returned to us, or that we approve the new home. We have a no questions asked return policy, but adoption and transport fees will not be reimbursed.
As a nonprofit organization, RARFS relies on your adoption fees to cover costs. We receive no other outside funding. Fees help us care for the animals we shelter and enable us to offer them to you for adoption in a healthy and happy state. Fees include costs for spaying/neutering, intake vaccines, deworming, monthly heartworm and flea/tick prevention, and any other medical expenses. Without these fees we could not continue to rescue animals from abandonment and/or a life of pain and suffering. We’ve been asked these questions before, so: NO, we will not waive or reduce adoption fees; YES, you can further pay it forward by making a larger donation than the requested fee.
We rescue dogs, not breeds, and we want you to fall in love with the dog you adopt into your family so, as potential adopters, please be aware that the information we provide is to the best of our knowledge. When it comes to breed or age information on a given dog, we must often guess, rely on our knowledge, or go by what we are told by rescuers, vets, and breed experts. If you are looking for a purebred dog, please refer to one of the many excellent breed specific rescue organizations on this website.
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