Breed: Spaniel Mix
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Unknown
House trained: In progress
Adoption Fee: $500
History: Maddie arrived to rescue when she was removed from a horrible hoarding situation. She is extremely shy, but friendly. She will need a very patient family to welcome her home. She is very under-socialized and it could take months-years for her to grow into a well adjusted adult. She has a lot of potential, she just needs the right family. She will need a family with a fenced in yard.
A note from the foster: Maddie is a sweetheart. It took her months to warm up to her current foster mom, but she has revealed herself to be a snuggle bug. Maddie has been in foster care since November 2014. She is shy and undersocialized to humans and the outdoors, but she is increasingly becoming more confident. Maddie does well with other dogs, but isn’t usually interested in playing. She prefers to hang out with you while you are watching TV, reading or just doing stuff around the house - and if you have some time to pet her, that is even better. Maddie is an observer, but if the treats come out, she will quickly figure out what she needs to do to get one. Lounging on the couch and observing what is going on is a favorite activity for Maddie. She adores resting in her crate with a bully stick or something tempting to chew on. She loves to lay in bed and snuggle. Maddie acts like she is a real princess sometimes.
Maddie had a rough start, arriving into rescue from a hoarding situation in poor condition, underweight, and extremely under-socialized. Maddie will need some time to warm up to her new home. A quiet adult home would be best for Maddie. She has not had experience with cats. Her adopter should have some prior experience with dogs. Maddie’s family will need to continue to work with her using positive training methods. Patience is key, as Maddie is a work in progress. She is partially potty trained and uses potty pads indoors. She would do best in a quiet home, and would prefer to live with other calm dogs, though she might also do well as an only dog. Maddie currently takes daily medication to help her with anxiety and may need to continue that medication throughout her life. Maddie will need more work on gaining confidence outdoors, and should have a fenced yard. She is working on accepting a leash. She does allow her foster Mom to carry her, when necessary. Maddie deserves a home that will make her feel special. Maddie is not going to let a bad start in life set the tone for her future. She is gaining the confidence that she will need to be a great companion for the right home.