Hi, I’m Maggie (aka Mags)! I’m a four year old, spayed female and am looking for a new forever home. My foster family says I am a true Aussie. I am definitely a cuddle bug and will lay my head on your chest and look up at you adoringly with my beautiful golden eyes. I enjoy long morning walks and am pretty good on the leash, with some gentle reminders. But I’m a strong girl, so be ready to hold on if we come up to a misbehaving dog. I’m not aggressive, but those annoying yappy dogs that have no manners are not my favorites. My foster family is reminding me to heel as we approach other dogs to help me focus and not react or pull. I’m learning all the basic commands very quickly. I’m not a resource guarder and will let you take food away from me if it is something I’m not supposed to have. I don’t have a strong prey drive. I’m not into crates but am very responsible in the house and like to sleep near my family at night.
Fun fact you might not know. I am an athlete! Yes, I know I don’t look like a typical athlete right now. But my foster brother has been showing me all the Aussie moves. I can spin and twist, do the shoulder bump, and go into overdrive. It is so much fun! My first family loved me a lot but always kept me on a leash. So I’m really enjoying my new found freedom to run in a big yard and play with another Aussie, and my future home will need a traditionally fenced yard. I am very bonded to my person and could be happy as an only dog in an active family or have one male sibling dog of similar size, as long as he is fairly laid back. When the work and play is done, I’m also a great napping coach and will happily chill as long as you’d like. I like car rides and sit nicely in my harness in the back seat. I have a good recall, but you won’t need it much because I’m probably already near you. If you need to shut a door for some reason, be sure to open it slowly; I’m usually right there waiting for you. I haven’t been around cats so won’t be placed with them.
I was recently at the vet so I’m up to date on all my vaccinations and on heartworm and flea/tick preventative. I did have a mild positive result for Lyme disease and am currently on a course of antibiotics. I’ll soon be fit and trim, getting lots of exercise and eating my healthy diet. No table scraps, please! Carrots are okay though; I really love carrots! I’m looking forward to finding my forever home and have so much to offer my new family. My first family said I was a bit much for small dogs, and I can be a bit clumsy and might not be best with small children or elderly folks. But I think it would be fun to be around kids that like to run and play with me. So, if you’re looking for an adoring, intelligent, hard-working athlete in training, I’m your girl. I’m fostered in central Pennsylvania. If you are already approved, please contact Kay.