Age: 14 Years old
Breed: Grey DLH
Location: Edmonton/Sherwood Park
My name is Maggie and I have been in ARTS care for quite awhile now. You see, I am what my foster mom calls, a sensitive soul. I take change very hard and because of that, it takes me a long time to adjust to new things. So, when I was surrendered after living with my person for 14 years, I became shut down and scared.
But my foster mom persisted and kept telling me that we were going to be friends. I didn’t believe her at first, I kept hissing and swatting and telling her to just go away. She wasn’t my person, and I didn’t want anything to do with her. It was the battle of stubbornness to see who would win out and even though I’m not proud to admit it, I think foster mom has won.
After a much needed shave and nail trim, I started to feel better. I started to accept scratches and affection, but still only on my own terms. Then one day my foster mom sat down in my room, and I slowly crawled over, climbed onto her lap, and tucked myself into her as close as I could. And that was it, I was hooked on cuddles. I LOVE to be on her lap and get scratches while I purr and occasionally drool; okay, I drool a lot! But it’s all part of my charm.
Even though I love to cuddle I still have quite the catitude. I don’t like when things aren’t done my way and will let my people know with some hisses and whacks with my paw. Like when you try to take me off your lap, I believe I should be a permanent fixture so removing me does come with some back talk. I also don’t like when my people leave my room and will reach out with my paw to try and whack their legs as they leave to let them know of my disproval. But again, I think this is all part of my charm and adds to my personality.
As for my other quirks; I don’t like other animals. There are currently two other dogs and two other cats in this house and even though I’ve been here for what seems like forever I have not been able to make friends with them. They have been trying very hard to welcome me into the home, but I will absolutely not have it and it’s for that reason that I have been living in my own room. There is also a tiny human here and although she seems very calm and sweet, I still think she is weird and prefer that she remains outside of my room.
So, I think for my forever home, I know you’re out there, I would love a quiet home with no other animals and no tiny humans living there. If you have those strange tiny humans visit every now and then I think we can come to some sort of arrangement if I have a space I can escape to, so they don’t bug me. In return I promise to be a constant companion, lap warmer and conversationalist. I just need the time and patience to adjust to my new home, so if you give me that, I will probably love you forever.
please apply here to speak to our adoption team about Maggie.