Maisie 18-284

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Maisie is a retired breeding mama who needs a medium to large, confident dog to follow and learn from. A physical fence is optional if you go out with her and keep her leashed, but she cannot have an invisible fence due to her background. She would do best with children over the age of 10, because she has been known to eat inappropriate objects which young kids tend to leave on the floor.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Maisie regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

At a Glance #18-284

Goldendoodle 8 years old
Female 46 lbs

Available as of February 27, 2019
Fostered in Ham Lake, MN

Status: Adopt Me
Adoption fee: $400

Children ages 10+
Another dog REQUIRED
Not tested with cats
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Low energy
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Maisie is a retired breeding mama who needs a medium to large, confident dog to follow and learn from. A physical fence is optional if you go out with her and keep her leashed, but she cannot have an invisible fence due to her background. She would do best with children over the age of 10, because she has been known to eat inappropriate objects which young kids tend to leave on the floor.

To understand why RAGOM will adhere to our requirements for Maisie regarding children and another dog, please read about Retired Breeding Dogs.

Updates

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Maisie was surrendered to us by a commercial breeder because she quit producing puppies. She is a small, 8-year-old, reddish-colored Goldendoodle. She only weighs 46 pounds, so she needs to gain some weight. She is up to date on her shots and has been spayed. She still needs to be groomed.

When she first came into RAGOM, she was fostered in a home with young children, and both parents worked. She was great with the kids and their dog, but must have been bored one day because when they came home, they found that she had eaten a leash and part of a leather shoe.

She couldn’t pass the foreign objects, so she had to have surgery to remove them from her colon. The vet spayed her at the same time. Maisie was on a special soft diet while she healed.

Her foster mom was worried about Maisie eating socks or toys that their youngest child might drop, so she looked for a new foster home for her. I took her in because I am retired and am home while Maisie recovered from her surgery.

She had her stitches removed, so I slowly started her back on regular dry dog food that was soaked in water. Maisie has a great appetite, and I feed her 3 times a day to help her gain weight. She is a very sweet dog who wants to please.

While at her first foster home, Maisie bonded with her foster mom. She followed her everywhere and never left her side. When Maisie came here, she met my resident dogs with no problem, but wasn’t sure if she should stay by me or follow them.

Maisie and one of the resident dogs
Maisie and one of the resident dogs

If I went outside with the dogs, Maisie stopped what she was doing and came right to me. She wouldn’t take the time to go potty, so I had to stop going out with them until I knew she had gone potty already. One night, Maisie did poop in the house in front of the back door because she didn’t know how to tell me that she had to go out.           

I have left Maisie home with my dogs for up to 5 hours, and she has done fine. She is anxious when I return, but settles down right away. 

Maisie will do best with another medium to large dog in her forever home so she isn’t left home alone. She lived her life alone in a kennel, so I think she enjoys the company of other dogs. She has learned how to jump into the car by following their lead.

Maisie and foster sister Kara who also came from a commercial breeder
Maisie and foster sister Kara who also came from a commercial breeder

If you have a medium- to large-sized, confident resident dog that Maisie could follow and continue to learn from, and think that she would be a great match for your family, please submit an Inquiry for Application form. She will need a home where she can learn at her own pace with a lot of patience. 

Sweet Maisie
Sweet Maisie

Adopt Me: If you think Maisie would be a good fit in your home, please review our adoption process. If you have already submitted an Inquiry for Application, email application@ragom.org with Maisie's name, RAGOM number (18-284), the name you submitted under, and a sentence or two explaining why you feel your home would be a good match.