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Maddie is a 5 – 7 year old Miniature Poodle who weighs about 10 pounds at most. She was recently rescued from the Puppy Mills of Lancaster so she has a lot of learning to do. Although Maddie keeps her crate clean her foster mom will not call her housebroken. Maddie starts to whine when she has to go out but it is all a matter of timing and foster mom can be too slow sometimes.
Once a corner potato – Maddie now loves exploring the rest of the house with her canine buddies but gets frightened easily of loud noises and other when another dog barks. She used to eat her dinner overnight when no one was around but now she happily circles the island in her foster mom’s kitchen at feeding time – that is one thing Maddie loves to do is eat and is not afraid to eat in front of anyone anymore. She loves loves loves her cheese treats when she successfully goes potty outside and before bedtime. It is funny how consistency is learned – because if her foster mom forgets to give her cheese before bedtime she will bark until she gets it – and then settles in nicely for the night. Maddie currently has earned the right to sleep in a bed in the kitchen at night because she keeps the area clean but we are so sure that someday she would love to share someone’s bed. Maddie is unsure of what toys are but has showed interest in them – after the other dogs are done playing with squeaky toys and socks she will go up to them sniff them and push them with her nose and then run away – it is quite comical to watch. Maddie is apricot in color but her beautiful locks have to be shaved off due to excessive matting. She is now sporting an oversized green sweater to keep her petite body warm. Maddie is still very frightened but is giving eye contact and not running when her foster mom talks to her – she actually wags her tail happily – we are surprised it has not wagged off yet. But Maddie is not quite ready to be handled – she is terrified when one goes to pick her up – she settles in for a few minutes of cuddle time but then she wants down. So it is going to require a lot of patience on her new family’s part to let Maddie come around in her own time – and trust me she will. She shows all the signs of coming around but you can see her thinking “I want to trust you I really really do but I am so afraid ………” Maddie’s new home requirements are a quiet home with another canine buddy or two, a fenced in yard (although she prefers the indoors she is a flight risk) and gentle children over 12. Do you have a few months of love, patience, and consistency to help bring this little girl around? If you do she will be rewarding you with loyalty and companionship for the rest of her life….
Rawhide Rescue opens its arms to many dogs who are from puppy mills, or large breeding facilities, where dogs are bred for profit and not love. These dogs are routinely killed after their breeding days are over, usually at about age five, but we have been able to rescue dogs from some facilities.
Puppy mill dogs are a special rescue, as they have spent the majority of their lives in cages, and have not been properly socialized around humans. Each dog's rehabilitation varies widely, but problems with housebreaking, timidity and poor health are common.
If you are interested in adopting this dog, please copy and paste this link into your browser - http://members.petfinder.com/~NJ235/puppymill.htm , to find out more about what the special challenges and rewards are in adopting a puppy mill rescue.
Check the events page on our website for more information and directions to our adoption events.
To adopt Maddie, or any of our animals, please visit our website at www.rawhiderescue.org and download our Microsoft Word dog application or use our on-line application. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we can only respond to you if you have submitted a completed application.
Adoption fee- $300.00
This pet is up to date with routine shots.
This pet has been altered.