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My name is maggie- receiving medical care!

Boston Terrier Dog for adoption in Lucknow, Ontario - maggie- receiving medical care
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Facts about maggie- receiving medical care

  • Breed: Boston Terrier
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 161122
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ADOPTING A RESCUE DOG - PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE FEED TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ADOPTION PROCESS. PLEASE REVIEW/ READ ALL INFO PROVIDED. THIS IS TO SAVE TIME FOR EVERYONE AND NEEDLESS INQUIRIES WHEN ALL THE ANSWERS ARE PROVIDED.
**BASIC INQUIRIES ASKING QUESTIONS THAT ARE PROVIDED WILL NOT BE ANSWERED. ** WE ARE ALL VOLUNTEERS WHO HAVE EXISTING PETS/ FAMILY/ PAYING JOBS. OUR TIME IS IN SHORT SUPPLY AND WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING


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
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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
something coming.

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 .

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*** 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.

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Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescue pet.!!
To help you get started, included are two links to sections on our webpage which will be of great help to you.

Frequently Asked Questions about adopting a rescued pet :
http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/faq---adoption.html

Policy and Process and how to meet this rescue animal:
http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/policy--process.html

Applications
http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/applications.html--This is a MS Word copy of our application.
It can be completed, saved and emailed back to the rescue at
petrescue@hurontel.on.ca .

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
foster home

****PLEASE DO NOT USE SKYE DRIVE OR COMPLETE THE APP TO FAX OR SCAN TO EMAIL IN AS WE ARE NOT ON A HIGH SPEED CONNECTION.

If you have any difficulties with the various application options please let us know @ petrescue@hurontel.on.ca

About Adopt-a-Pet/ Petrescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Saving Discarded Pets Since1998
as well as puppy mill discards, dogs from high kill shelters, and owner surrenders as space allows.
Please note we are located in Grey-Bruce County,
in the area of Lucknow, Ontario
which is south east of Kincardine ,Ontario but have our dogs placed in foster homes
from London area & north to Kitchener area- Cambridge- Woodstock and Guelph areas .

We are a group of committed volunteers led by the tireless efforts of Kathi. Together we transport, foster, contribute, volunteer, donate, support, encourage and generally all around enjoy the fruits of Kathi's labours.

Adopt-a-Pet Pet Rescue is a non profit, private rescue without an office, a shelter building, or paid staff. We are not subsidized or funded by anyone. People often mistake us as being affiliated with the SPCA and other groups. However, we raise all funds ourselves to pay for the care of the animals.

We pick up unclaimed, homeless and discarded animals from pounds and shelters. Some pounds allow the animal extra time to find a home, but if they are unsuccessful, then they call us to take the animal so it is not euthanized. When we have available space we take in owner surrenders and pick up puppy mill dogs who have either outworn their usefulness or who have passed their puppy-cuteness-easy-to-sell date. We We cover hundreds of kilometers from Kincardine to London to Cambridge to Southampton, Ontario Canada. We also try to save the lives of animals who aren't within our area whenever we can - we don't close doors based on geography.

Pre-adoption, we provide above average veterinary care. We spay or neuter, micro-chip, vaccinate, deworm and treat for parasites. If the animal is too young to be fixed at time of adoption we offer a spay or neuter rebate. We provide all necessary emergency care and initial grooming. We buy their food, dog collars and any other necessities.

Each of us have jobs, families and the typical resonsibilities of busy lives. We give of our time, energy and enthusiasm to rescue animals for the same reason Kathi does - anything less is unacceptable to us. When you call or email Adopt-a-Pet Pet Rescue, please be patient with us - we are juggling alot ... and we're glad to do it for the animals.

We are always in need of and welcome help with accepting new fosters- assistance with/ at pet events- great for students needing volunteer hours, putting out fliers, assistance with pet supervision at pet events, Assistance with rescue booth set-up- take down etc...

Come Meet Our Pets...

All of our current pets can be also accessed thru our website - www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca - via out main page.
All of out pets are located in various foster homes from Kincardine & north to London & areas north- to Cambridge- Guelph- Kitchener... and as such we are unable to arrange multiple viewings.
Only the approved application will be permitted a viewing with a fully filled out application.

We do have planned pet events thru the coming where where some of our adoptable pets will be attending !!

Our Adoption Process...

We are most easy to contact via email but will gladly accept calls after 6pm- at 519-528-3054. We are all volunteers with families and paying jobs so we appreciate your patience in getting back to you within 48 hrs

Adoption fees; vary but are generally between $350 - $550 .. depending on the care needed. Some pets care is over $2000 and their adoption fee is still within the above.

Full information on our adoption process and additional information can be viewed at -http://www.adoptapet.lucknow.on.ca/policy--process.html

Adoption process
Policy: The steps for adoption include:
1. A fully completed Adopt-a-Pet application emailed to us
2. Feedback given, clarification requested and/or requirements advised or alternate better suited pet is suggested as needed
3. Completion of Step 2 requirements
4. Confirmation of approval provided
5. A viewing of the pet in the foster home by ALL* family members and existing dogs must attend *
6. Sober second thought – for the applicant and the Rescue to review and confirm intentions of approval or decline.
7. If approved A home visit will be completed to confirm the safety of the home.
8. Feedback given and/or requirements advised
9. Completion of Step 8 requirements
10. Adoption day in the foster home