Maggie


Breed Unknown/Breed Unknown
Picture of Maggie, a female Breed Unknown/Breed Unknown

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Home:North Hollywood, CA  
Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Nicknames:
maggie moo, mooey, blackie onassis, count blackula, the black flash, beardy mcweirdy, the bearded lady, socksy, socksarella, socksy cleopatra, socks on the run, scardey dog, magster, magwheels, magnolia, magdalena, margaret and last but not least, sparkle

Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

Likes:
chewing toilet paper, cashemere sweaters, socks, shoes - especially flip-flops, underwear - also enjoys hanging out with other dogs

Pet-Peeves:
garage door movement and trash bins

Favorite Toy:
a flat bunny, a furry disc that squeaks, a cow with velcro limbs that makes a moo-ing sound, dirty laudry she finds around the house, our pet cat or whatever fiona is playing with

Favorite Food:
any form of animal based protein (aka cheese or meat)

Favorite Walk:
devils punchbowl, valley village park, north hollywood park or any place she can run free

Best Tricks:
sitting, running in circles for no discernable reason, making it snow by way of shredding toilet paper

Arrival Story:
At Pet Orphans, there were so many great dogs who seemed destined to be adopted without a hitch, and then there was poor, scared Maggie. She was 1-year old and had never lived outside of a shelter. Pet Orphans listed her as a shelter rescue that had been abused and/or neglected. When we took her out to the yard to take a closer look, she hid in the corner cowering and pee'd on herself. In short she was a basket-case. A few months later, I went to pick a dog to take home and scaredey Maggie was still there. I dreamed of a confident companion that could take the world by the tail, but Maggie's plight continued to pull at my heartstings. I figured no one would adopt a quivering, peeing, mess of a dog and maybe I could help make her a bit better. Well, it is nearly FOUR years later and Maggie is still a bit skittish with strangers but she is a totally different dog than she was. She loves petting and will even let me touch her head - which was a big no-no for years - Maggie has a boundless enthusiasm for walks, people food, our next door neighbor and her dog, Fiona as well as pretty much every dog she meets. She looks at me with love and devotion and my heart melts. She continually tries to befriend Percy, our cat, sometimes I catch them spooning on the couch when no one is watching. Maggie never stops trying to be a good girl. She may never be a normal dog (we call her our crack-baby) but her vast improvement is and continues to be incredibly rewarding. She wakes me up every morning with a wagging tail and her two-white paws up on the edge of the bed. What more could I ask?

Bio:
No one can figure out what type of dog Maggie could be. Dog-trainers have guessed variously that she is part Irish Wolfhound, Scottie,and/or Terrier or Hound mix. We'll never know but she is pretty darn cute.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
March 29th 2004 More than 10 years!

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Dogster Id:
22954


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