Maddie is a sweet and affection
three-year old girl that’s looking for the perfect family. This
black and tan beauty has one soft ear that doesn’t stand up but we
think that makes her even more adorable!
Maddie is enthusiastic and eager to
please. She knows basic commands along with some cute tricks – give
paw, “speak”, and roll over. She enjoys showing off her tricks and
would probably excel in herding or agility classes. She’s food
motivated and learns new things quickly. She loves playing ball and
likes car rides whether it’s a short errand to the store or a long
ride to go somewhere fun.
With the proper introductions
Maddie gets along with most dogs. She is dog reactive and her foster
home has been working to redirect her attention when approaching an
unfamiliar dog. Her new family will want to continue working on this
with her. Once Maddie learns what’s expected of her she will make
the perfect canine companion. She is good with cats and formerly
lived with two dogs, a cat, and a bunny.
Maddie has EPI (Exocrine Pancreatic
Insufficiency) which affects a dog’s digestive system. Without
proper treatment a dog can suffer weight loss, gas, diarrhea, dry
coat, and eventually starvation. It’s a condition that can be
managed with a proper diet and the enzyme, in a powdered form; but
it is a life long condition. Adopters need to be willing to stick to
the proper diet and provide the necessary enzymes, which are mixed
into her food 20 minutes before feeding. The enzymes help her
absorb the nutrients in her food and enable her to live a normal,
Maddie was sold as a puppy, and
she did well for a while; but she was returned to her breeder after
the family had problems. The breeder found her another home, and
she was adjusting well; but she began having diarrhea and weight
loss and was returned, again to the breeder. At this point, the
breeder found the cause and got Maddie onto the enzymes and saw that
she was gaining weight and doing well. GSRNE was contacted and
agreed to help Maddie find a home where her condition will be
understood and managed properly. She is such a love and yearns to
be a part of a family.
If you’re willing to make a
commitment to Maddie she will reward you with lots of love,
affection, and loyalty.