WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL ENSURE WE ARE RECEIVING QUERIES AND APPLICATIONS FROM TRULY SINCERE AND COMMITTED APPLICANTS WHICH WILL PREVENT VALUABLE TIME FROM BEING WASTED- THAT IN TURN SHOULD PREVENT OTHER DOGS FROM BEING EUTHANIZED IN POUNDS WHILE WAITING TO COME IN TO OUR CARE - AS CAN HAPPEN WHEN APPLICANTS DELAY/OR STALL/OR BACK OUT OF ATTENDING SET VIEWINGS OR ASK FOR EXCEPTIONS AND ARE UN-WILLING TO COMPLY TO THE PROCESS.
IF YOU THINK THIS DOG WOULD BE A GOOD ADDITION TO YOUR HOME AND YOUR ENTIRE HUMAN AND CANINE FAMILY CAN ATTEND THIS DOG'S FOSTER HOME THEN PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SEND IN AN APPLICATION
WE DO NOT ADOPT OUT OF ONTARIO
WHY IS THIS DOG IN NEED??- This little girl was picked up as a stray. She was in a pound and her stray hold time was up.
WHERE IS THIS DOG NOW ?- She is now in foster care near Owen Sound
** Requirements for Maggie **
- Another dog to hang out with and play with
- Breed experienced home
- Fully fenced secure yard- no TIE-OUTS
- Teen/ adult home (not toddlers that could let her outside by mistake)
- No dog parks
- No off leash time unless bonded and in secure yard as she is blind in one eye
**ALL ABOUT MAGGIE **
Maggie was found as a stray about a month ago.
She had severe eye trauma on the right, and both vet clinics feel someone did a DO IT YOURSELF repair job on her lower lids
This has resulted in her hair/eyelid rubbing on the right eye, and severe ripped tearing as well as excess tears
The vision is believed to be minimal if any on the right side and due to the painful aspect alone it is recommended her eye be removed and the 3 parts sewn together
UP-COMING VETTING CARE - She also needs a dental - needs a cleaning, and one tooth is visibly loose, another front fang hits the upper teeth -this is booked for January 26th
Her vetting to date is over $500..NOT even including pending surgeries- vetting.
** MAGGIE'S INFO FROM FOSTER **
Maggie really is a great dog. She has clearly had some bad life experiences
and often "freezes" when she is unsure of what might happen or she doesn't
know what's expected. She usually "hits the deck" when we go to put her
leash on and does this at other times as well if you move too fast. Maggie
has no commands and is not housetrained. She has a strange phobia of
doorways and does not like going anywhere near the garage. She has been in
the barn and been ok with that.
Maggie loves other dogs to the point that she gets a little up in their face
with excitement. My dogs are all pros at meeting new dogs and we've not had
an issue. She would need to be watched closely when meeting other dogs who
may not share her excitement at a new friend. Maggie doesn't bother the
cats. She is great with the kids . I do think that older kids would be better though
It is incredibly unlikely that Maggie would do anything to anyone but she
could easily be hurt as she does have limited vision and might not see
She enjoys laying on the couch, but if my husband puts her in his lap she is
very rigid and unsure and will assume "frozen" Maggie pose. She does this
with anyone, but has settled and relaxed in my lap after some time.
Personality - Maggie is happy but timid. She absolutely loves dogs and
doesn't mind the cats. She likes people...but is often unsure and will cower
if you move too fast. She prefers females to males. When she is really happy
to see you (first thing in the morning or returning from work) she jumps all
over you for a rub down (she forgets herself for a few minutes) and then
reverts to "frozen" Maggie once you move.
People/ Strangers & Kids--She has been good meeting strangers. Again...she
is happy, but guarded. She "freezes" when she isn't sure of what is expected
or what might happen. She is like this with everyone including kids. She has
gotten excited and jumped all over a female visitor and does this with my
kids as well if they are the first ones home.
Interaction with Packmates- dogs/ cats--Loves all dogs. She would need to be
carefully watched when meeting new dogs as she gets overly excited and gets
right in their face. She doesn't bother with the cats other then to sniff
them as they walk by. Doesn't chase them and isn't mean at all.
Energy level-very low key girl except when she hasn't seen you for a few
hours. Then she is a silly, feisty little thing for a few minutes.
House rules-Maggie doesn't yet understand rules. We are working on just
gaining her trust and housetraining first. She has learned to go to the
bathroom fairly quickly upon going outside where initially we'd be outside
for a very long time. Maggie does come when you call her if she's wandered
off into a different room.
Crating-Maggie does not like being crated. It stresses her out immensely and
she howls and cries and panics. We have put her in an exercise pen where she
has a comfy bed and it's less confining and she is doing amazing with this.
She will now occasionally go into the xpen area all on her own.
Food-Maggie likes to eat and has not shown any food aggression at all. She
is very gentle when taking treats if she decides she can take them from you.
Generally she prefers to take the treat from the floor. Maggie is a garbage
picker as well and will tear into garbage if left where she can get to it.
Toys-Maggie seems to prefer stuffed toys to anything else. She doesn't play,
but likes to carry a stuffed animal around sometimes.
Likes-Maggie loves other dogs. Trusts women more then men and would do
really well with someone who is home most of the time. Maggie loves to sleep
on comfy dog beds and pillows.
Dislikes-doorways. The garage. Being held--she is so unsure of what is
expected when you are holding her that she just goes completely rigid.
Leash respect & training/ Commands-Maggie walks fairly well on a leash. She
doesn't pull intentionally--only when she gets spooked by a sound or the
wind, etc. Maggie does not know any commands. Our biggest concern is getting
her to feel safe, and of course housetraining.
Yard rules-Maggie is on a leash at all times because she spooks easily and
will bolt in fear.
Grooming: we have done Maggie's nails and she just goes rigid. She does not
like her paws being touched, but she doesn't try to bite.
Traveling : Maggie has been good in the car. No issues.
Any fears/ things to work on: Maggie is afraid of doorways for some reason
and needs encouragement to go in and out. She freezes with fast movement,
unexpected sounds and when the wind blows she gets spooked and tries to run.
She is terrified of the garage.
Current Routine : Outside first thing, then breakfast and back outside
before everyone heads to work/school. She is generally able to go without
accidents for about 4 hours. She stays in her exercise pen, with access to
her comfy bed, water and a stuffed toy while we are gone. She does not chew
her bed or her toys. She goes outside as soon as someone is home and then
hangs out with everyone for the rest of the night. She is fed dinner about
4:30 and we take her back out to the bathroom 10-15 minutes after eating. We
get her out about every 2 hours. She is only having a few accidents here and
there now. She likes to explore the main floor and hasn't bothered to go up
or down the stairs. She returns to you when you call her.
The best type of home would be : Maggie would probably do best with a family
where the female is home most of the time, especially because of her lack of
housetraining. She also just really likes to be with me. She would probably
very much like to have a dog buddy that also likes dogs. She won't mind if
there are cats. She would do best with kids 8 and up that move a little
slower and understand that Maggie has limited vision so she doesn't always
see what's about to happen (when you are on her bad side). We have young
kids in the house at the moment and she doesn't seem to mind their chaos,
but everyone is very well supervised so that Maggie doesn't get hurt. Maggie
does not have a mean bone in her body, so I couldn't see her ever lashing
out at anyone, but better safe then sorry. Maggie needs a family that
understands that she hasn't had a great start in life and doesn't instantly
trust. She is not a rambunctious girl and is very timid, but occasionally
she does show her silly side. She wants to trust and it will come with time.
We welcome your application for consideration .
*** HOW IT WORKS - ADOPTION INFORMATION ****
Please read ** ALL** the information provided below on the process to
save time and facilitate the process in a smooth manner.
The adoption fee does NOT cover the cost of vetting or supplies for these animals - If you cannot afford the adoption fee
(that is a fraction of actual REDUCED VETTING expenses incurred) then you should reconsider adopting.
These animals deserve forever homes, good food, regular vet care, and emergency care as needed.
Pets should never be euthanized by their owners simply based on financial consideration when something goes wrong.
Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pet.!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about adopting a rescued pet :
Policy and Process and how to meet this rescue animal:
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It can be completed, saved and emailed back to the rescue at
1. We require a fully filled app to be considered as a possible home
2. Only the approved app will be premitted a viewing with the pet ** in the foster home **
3. ALL family members MUST meet the dog ** in the foser home** .
4. Any exsisting pets MUST attend the meet/ greet with the dog ** at the foster home ** .
5. A home visit must be completed as part of the adoption process after the inital viewing by a rescue representative.
This is not a replacement of the meet/ greet at the Foster home.
6. We do not adopt outside of ONTARIO .
7. We do not deliver dogs. If and once the adoption process is approved and complete the dog must be picked up at the
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