We think little Maggie, the sweet 10 year old shih tzu mix will be the perfect quarantine companion for some lucky person. On her best days, she is a happy, easy dog to share your home with. On her bad days, her hips give her trouble trying to get out of bed. Maggie is friendly with everyone she meets and looks extra adorable after a trip to the groomers. Maggie weighs about 10 pounds and her favorite thing to do is mosey slowly around the neighborhood, sniffing as she goes. Car rides are no big deal for her. Maggie naps a lot and likes to be next to you on the couch or in one of her comfy dog beds. She will use a dog door to potty outside. On occasion there is an accident just inside the closed door when her foster dad doesn't hear her bark to go out late at night. Maggie likes to wander if garden gates are left open, so it will be important that she have someone to keep an eye on her and she will be sure to return the favor.
We have spent the past 5 months trying to troubleshoot the various medical challenges that she arrived with so that Maggie can be placed in a loving forever home for the rest of her days. She has had a visit to the vet to clean her pearly whites. Her arthritis pain is under control with one pill a day (gabapentin). Maggie requires daily medication that reduces the frequency of her mild seizures. We are positive that this delightful little dog will make some lucky person very happy, and we acknowledge that not everyone is going to be up for the level of care that she will require on a daily basis.
Maggie mostly ignores and easily coexists with the other dogs that she has been introduced to. She has been friendly when meeting kids or visiting with friends, though we believe Maggie would be happier in a calmer home without loud, young kids because her eyesight isn't the best at this stage in her life and their shenanigans may be too much at times if they aren’t old enough to be respectful of her space. Maggie is a good little dog who would be happy to keep someone company and enjoy a nice, relaxing life.