Maddie 20-174 has been with us for just over a week now. She is an eight-year-old Golden recently surrendered. She has spent her life having litters of puppies and is now ready to enjoy the Golden Life. Maddie is quite shy, but also very sweet.
She did not want to come out of her kennel initially when we got her, but is warming up to her foster family and doggy brothers. She now is excited to come out of the kennel when we get home. We have seen her tail wag a few times even!
She’s starting to chase her foster brothers outside in the backyard, too. We don’t know how she will do with cats. She has not been tested with cats.
There are lots of things that Maddie has never seen before, including a food bowl which she is learning to eat from.
She seems to be partially house-trained and has had a few accidents indoors.
She has not learned how to play with toys, but does seem to enjoy shredding paper.
She likes to perch at the top of the stairs and watch the commotion in the house. She is finding her voice and seems to like to bark, too.
Maddie walks great on the leash, although we haven’t gone too far yet, as she hasn’t probably had much exercise in her entire life.
Maddie will need to go to a home with a fenced-in yard, as she is a flight risk and will try to run away, especially if she gets frightened. If there are children in the home, they need to be over the age of 10. She will also need a confident resident dog to model her behavior after.
If you are interested in Maddie, you will need to be patient, but she is worth the wait.
She recently went to the veterinarian, and things went well. She had all of her vaccines. She has a wound behind her left ear that is healing appropriately. She will be spayed on December 18.