Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie (long coat)
Weight: 8 lb
Height: 8 in at the shoulder
Estimated Birthdate: 7/17/2008
Fence Needed: Preferred since she loves to explore outside
Location: Foster home outside Charlotte, NC
Date into rescue: 07/17/2017
Reason for being in rescue? Found as a stray
Special Needs?Maggie was rechecked by the vet in December. A VISUAL exam of her teeth was done and there were no concerns. We did begin medication to help her cough due to the collapsing trachea and her cough is much better. She is taking the generic HYCODAN 5 mg, 1/4 tablet a day, current cost is about $7 per month, but this dosage may increase. The vet rechecked her back legs and noted arthritis. At some point, Maggie will need pain medicine for this condition. Maggie also had some eye irritation (was prescribed eye ointment) and some hearing loss. She must be kept on a specific diet to avoid allergy flare ups and tummy upsets - she currently eats Zignature Essential or Kangaroo.
What kind of home would be best for me? This beautiful little senior girl needs a quiet, lower energy retirement home with someone who is home most of the time and who has the resources to care for her. Maggie does ok with other small dogs but can be bossy and nip at them if they bother her. This usually happens when Maggie is settled into a spot resting or sleeping. She can exist with larger dogs, but really does not care for them. In her foster home, she has lived with two larger german shepherds who are use to bossy little dogs and choose to ignore them. Maggie enjoys the grandchildren in the home and seeks their attention. However, the grandchildren have been taught to only love on a pet when they are sitting down on the ground, letting the pet approach them and to be very gentle.
What is my personality like? Maggie is a very loving and precious little pet with normal yorkie sass. And she is truly a beautiful little yorkie. Most days now, she runs out the door to go potty and a lot of times, she trots around the yard like she owns the world. But every so often, she likes to be carried outside, she goes potty and comes right back to you to be carried back inside. We have a ramp off our deck and Maggie always chooses to use the ramp as opposed to the stairs. She is not a dog you can regularly take for a walk on a leash, but she would enjoy riding in a stroller! Maggie enjoys being playful with her foster mom, but so far, has not played with the other small dogs in the home. Maggie also does not like the two German Shepherds in her foster home and will let them know if they get too close to her personal space. She seems to tolerate a larger dog, but only if the larger dog has a very laid back personality. I can find Maggie resting away from the other dogs in the home, but close to me. Maggie is a true cuddle bug, a lap dog. She sleeps between the pillows of her foster dad and mom and loves it. She loves being held and having her tummy rubbed. When you stop, she begs for more.
How do I act when I meet new people? Usually friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Maggie is a typical Yorkshire Terrier. If you are not familiar with this breed, you will want to do some research before considering adding her to your family. She is cute, sweet, somewhat bossy, and can be be snippy, especially if she is bothered while resting.
House trained? Maggie does very well with house training in our home. She will go to the door if she needs to go out and/or bark to get your attention. Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
If you would like to receiving our monthly newsletters and learn more about how to support dogs in need, please email email@example.com or fill out our contact form and ask to join our mailing list.
Thank you for considering CPR!