Maddie 20-174

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Maddie is a retired mama who is learning to enjoy a pampered life. While a little shy, this sweet girl will warm up to her people when given time and lots of love. Maddie is looking for a home with a large, confident dog she can learn and take comfort from. Any children in the home must be older than 10. Being a flight risk, Maddie requires a physical fence. She has not been tested with cats.

At a Glance #20-174

Golden Retriever 7 years old
Female 78 lbs

Available as of December 2, 2020
Fostered in Rochester, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
Low energy
Children ages 10+
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Another dog REQUIRED
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Not tested with cats
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Physical fence required (no invisible fence)
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Low energy
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Maddie is a retired mama who is learning to enjoy a pampered life. While a little shy, this sweet girl will warm up to her people when given time and lots of love. Maddie is looking for a home with a large, confident dog she can learn and take comfort from. Any children in the home must be older than 10. Being a flight risk, Maddie requires a physical fence. She has not been tested with cats.

Updates

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Another Maddie update! She is doing well after her spay yesterday. Doing lots of lounging, but still mustering up the energy to eat treats. Yesterday, the vet tech said she was “a perfect angel” and we agree! Her personality is really starting to shine and she continues to come out of her shell. 

Maddie enjoyed Christmas, but still doesn’t get the point of toys, although we have seen her pick one up a time or two. 

She continues to work on learning commands and is very food-motivated. 

She’s doing a great job doing her business outside. 

She loves going out for walks and does great on the leash. 

She hasn’t met many new people because of the pandemic, but when she gets the chance, she seems to enjoy everyone she meets. 

Maddie 20-174

Monday, December 14, 2020

Maddie is doing well. She continues to adjust to her life outside of being a breeder girl. She continues to learn her manners in our house. She know knows the “sit” command.

She’s doing a great job going outside to do her business and happily eats from a food bowl now.

She has even picked up a toy a time or two, but still doesn’t totally get what the big deal with toys is. She still loves to shred paper, so we are careful about leaving paper items laying around.

She is becoming less shy by the day. We come into the house, and her tail is wagging and she’s excited to come out of her kennel. She has really started to like playing with her foster brothers; she even likes joining in with them at barking at passersby.

Yesterday, Maddie walked the outdoors with Foster Dad and his friends, and she did great meeting new people.

Maddie is a sweet dog that deserves a chance at a Golden Life. Do you think that she could be for you?

Maddie 20-174

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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. 

Adopt Me: If you think Maddie would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email [email protected] with Maddie's name, RAGOM number (20-174), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.