Maggie

(Maggie is represented by: MAGSR)

Gender: Female
Breed: German Shepherd Dog
Color: Black & Tan
Date of Birth: 09/01/2011
Date of Birth is estimated: Yes
Current Size: 50 lbs
Ideal/Potential Size:
Housebroken: Yes
Obedience Trained: Working on it
Living With: Foster
History: Abuse/Neglect

Good With Kids: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs OK: Yes

Foster ID:
Foster Needed?: No

Represented by: MAGSR
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NID#: 7338
Date Added:
Added to DB: Sat, 2020-09-05 00:22
Last updated: Sat, 2020-09-12 12:36

Not Ready for Adoption: No
Commitment Dog: No
Show as New: Yes
Special Needs: No
Dog Record Archived (1=Yes/0=No): 0


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All that fur came outta me!?
Maggie Chillin'
Maggie visits the kennel
Maggie napping after an exhausting spa day

Description

Maggie was picked up by animal control and brought to a local shelter. Upon her arrival, it was very clear to the shelter staff that Maggie is a victim of cruelty and neglect. Maggie was extremely emaciated. Her body was covered in scabs, sores, and wounds. She was weak from lack of food and needed encouragement to get up and move. Although the shelter searched for her abusers, no one was identified. Recognizing that Maggie needed help, the shelter worked to find a safe place for Maggie to rest and recuperate.

Fortunately, Maggie has found safety in the MAGSR family. Despite all that Maggie has endured, she is a loving and affectionate dog. Once given the opportunity to warm up to new people, Maggie is all about leaning in for head rubs and giving little kisses. As Maggie has begun eating more regularly and is receiving the medical care she needs, her foster family is beginning to see her personality shine. True to the breed, Maggie is loyal and wants to be with her people. This also gives her the chance to get a few extra head rubs throughout the day. Maggie has clearly lived in a house prior to her arrival at MAGSR. She is housebroken and has some general household manners. At this time, it doesn't appear that Maggie knows any commands. As she is still recovering, her foster family has decided to slowly introduce Maggie to the children and animals in the home. However, Maggie seems to thrive in a calm environment.

All Maggie needs now is a loving forever home that will love and protect her through her gold years. If Maggie sounds like a good match for your household, please ask to meet her today.

If you'd like to help MAGSR care for Maggie, contribute here.

Updates

Maggie has had an eventful week at MAGSR. As regular grooming and bathing has been key to her recovery, Maggie has had daily brushing sessions over the last week to help remove the extra fur and mats found all over her body. As is evident from the picture, these sessions tend to produce piles of fur. Although Maggie wasn't so sure about these brushing sessions at first, she has begun to sit down or lay down throughout each session. This has been a slow and steady process; however, it seems that Maggie now understands that the brush brings comfort and relief. In addition to brushing sessions, Maggie is also getting bathed every two to three days with a medicated shampoo. Although she still isn't thrilled about the water, Maggie relaxes while being massaged with the shampoo and absolutely loves having her head dried with the towel. After bathing and grooming sessions, Maggie tends to find a comfortable spot and sleeps. Spa sessions sure are tiring. 

This week Maggie has started eating more regularly; this has dramatically increased her energy. Although she still waits for a special Stella and Chews dinner pattie before eating her food, Maggie is more enthusiastic about meal times. Perhaps she has learned to be a little spoiled. Who could resist spoiling such a sweet soul? With increased energy has come a desire for greater attention, a curiosity to explore new places in the house, and a greater interest in walks. Maggie loves being outside and would happily spend hours hanging with her people sniffing the flowers and lounging in the grass. 

As Maggie still has a long road to recovery, please consider donating toward her care. MAGSR remains committed to providing Maggie with the care and comfort she deserves, but we could use your support along the road. Continue to look for updates on Maggie's journey as she makes her way toward a forever home.