found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
An owner surrender due to not getting along with the family children, Maddy is a sensitive girl and understandably felt pretty anxious and defensive when she first arrived in foster care. She is feeling more settled and comfortable every day now, and is proving to be a bubbly, loving, attentive girl who will really attach strongly and devote herself to her new family. Maddy is more a people dog than a dog dog, and in addition to being a loving girl eager to part of everything her human family does, she enjoys meeting new people, too. She’s pretty good with other dogs, and very playful with some including the young male BC in her foster home. Like many Borders, she loves to play “chase me” games. Like many female BCs, Maddy can be a little picky about her personal space. She also does not share well, so will probably need forgiving, well socialized doggy siblings – and adopters up for teaching her sharing really IS a good idea! She does much better meeting new dogs on neutral territory, rather than at her home, and like a lot of strong female BCs, does not take so well with bossy, pushy dogs! By the same token, Maddy does surprisingly well with the cat in her foster home, and we think she can live peaceably with cats. Like many BCs, Maddy is environmentally aware as well as noise sensitive, and she seems much more relaxed when in a non-urban setting.
Maddy’s favorite things are all about action, and it’s no shocker that this go-getter is a fetch-a-holic! Maddy’s a totally goofball with toys and she especially loves loves loves squeaky toys or toys that make other noises. Her toys have to be put away at night otherwise she’ll start up a midnight play session with at least three different noise makers! She also loves any outdoor adventure including going for walks, runs, and hikes – she loves to stretch her legs and move! Maddy is most definitely a Border Collie and is most definitely interested and excited by movement. She shows some herding instinct – we’d be very curious to test her on stock but have not done so yet. Like many BCs, Maddy will when excited mouth or nip at things like feet or
ankles, so she will not be placed in a home with children. She is also very athletic and incredibly fast and we think she could excel in dog sports like flyball, Frisbee, or agility. Maddy would also be happy to join the family of a long distance runner or a four-wheeler (she runs great in front and will ride it as well!) She is a pretty high energy girl who will be happiest and at her best with a good chunk of vigorous exercise daily.
Maddy is bright, attentive, and oh-so-responsive too - combine that with her desire to work with people, her love of food and toys, and this eager student is a joy to train! Plus she’s already got a lot of the basics down pat. She’s housetrained and familiar with the dog door, cratetrained, and walks nicely on a leash. Her recall is quite good, but not 100% around tempting livestock or wildlife. She is soaking up all kinds of lessons in her foster home at top speeds, including learning tricks! Maddy can be pretty anxious about cars and when riding, gets very aroused at other traffic… she will need adopters willing to work with her/manage this. She will also resource guard, and adopters who can help her to learn that sharing is a better option would be ideal. In addition to these two issues, and working on the basics and beyond, Maddy will also greatly benefit from adopters willing to work with her on developing impulse control in general, and who will channel her instincts to appropriate outlets. Last but not least - although she gets more confident at and ease every day - Maddy definitely is not totally comfortable out in the world, probably due to lack of experience. She will really benefit from adopters willing to work with her building confidence, and who will give her slow, safe, and steady exposure to all the great things the world has to offer!
All in all, Maddy has all the makings of a superstar and in the right hands is sure to develop into one remarkable dog. She will thrive with a family who can offer her direction and guidance, channel her instincts, fulfill her physical needs, challenge her mind - and love her to pieces! In return, Maddy is sure to devote herself wholeheartedly to her people, and be the perfect partner for every adventure.