Photo Comments Age: 9 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
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January 1st 2005
Dominant female dogs
She can dance on her hind legs.
I read water meters all over town and in one of my routes, is the animal shelter in a small town, which has about 8 kennels. Every month when I read their meter, I check to see who is there. One month I looked in and there was Madison, the first dog to bark at me. Unfortunately, the animal control officers weren't there so I could only see her through the fence - approximately 12ft from her kennel.
I kept going about my day but I couldn't stop thinking about her. When I got home, I talked to my boyfriend (Ryan) about her. We discussed it for a while and decided it just wasn't logical to get another dog. I still found myself going to the shelter just to see her, and the last time I visited, the animal control officer was there. I gave her my boyfriend's cell phone number (I didn't have one at the time), and told her to call if nobody came by to claim her.
Well, one day in July Ryan came home from work, and suddenly I see this black and white blur zoom across the hallway. Low and behold, the officer called Ryan and said the owners never showed. Without my knowing, he left work early, filled out some paper work, gave them the ten dollar adoption fee and brought her home. Oh and if you're wondering why the adoption fee is so low, it's because the shelter can't afford to provide any medical exams or treatment.
We took her to the vet the next day to get her vaccinations updated and because she was coughing. We figured it was probably just Kennel Cough, but it turned out to be the unfortunate. She had a pretty heavy case of Heartworm.
Luckily, we have a great vet who treated Madison for a very good rate. After a tough week of letting the shots do their work, she went from lethargic to bouncing with energy.
She is completely recovered and charms us with her mile-wide smile every single day.
I'll take that
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