Breed: Collie type
Health: Maggie is a fit and healthy young dog who is spayed and up to date with her preventative treatments
Loves: Spending all day with her humans, using her agility set, freedom time off lead in quiet, private and safely enclosed areas, evening cuddles in bed, learning new things, playing impulse control games with her ball, tasty treats and making people smile. She truly is a joy.
Dislikes: Being taken into overwhelming situations without time to get used to new surroundings, and being left by herself.
Ideal new caregiver: A Collie savvy, child and pet free adult/ couple who are looking to match the loyalty and love she offers. Someone patient; with a passion for dog training, a love of watching her reach confidence building milestones and with a top priority of meeting her needs as well as their own. Experience with ‘reactivity’ (big feelings surrounding overwhelming situations) would be extremely beneficial.
Ideal home environment: Ideally an accommodation with ample private outside space, applicants with smaller outside spaces will be considered too but would need to be especially committed to taking her to private hire exercise areas regularly (this will be arranged by the charity during her foster/ settling in period).
The home would ideally be in a quiet location without a busy road outside so as to not encourage her tendency to herd moving traffic, although with dedicated caregivers and careful management this can be worked around.
Applicants living in highly populated areas will need to commit to driving Maggie to quiet walking areas especially at first, ensuring she can practice being in new environments at her own pace. As you may have seen from Maggie’s videos she has dog friends whom she walks with on lead, however seeing new dogs whilst out on a walk is overly exciting for her and sometimes she can become overwhelmed with everything going on in busy places.
Maggie had a tough time before she came to us but that is long behind her, she has reached so many milestones since becoming a rescue dog on September 29th 2022. Maggie has demonstrated the way she settles into a compatible home environment beautifully during her 6 month foster period, she has a bright future ahead of her and can’t wait to meet her forever family.