Maddi | Available for a foster-to-adopt

Breed: Best guess is lab/cattle dog/herding dog mix. Age: 5 years old. ✅Dogs. Playdates & compatible living companion. ✅Cats. Must be very dog savvy. Will chase if cat runs. ✅Adults. Kids – Unknown.

Five-year-old Maddi came to us from a shelter in Florida. When she arrived, she was withdrawn and scared of the world. With the help of her loving and patient foster family, she has come out of her shell and is ready for adoption!


Maddi is best described as a loving introvert. While her first impression may be aloof, she bonds very quickly and strongly with trustworthy humans. She loves to cuddle with her foster parents and lives for chin scratches. Previously, Maddi had been known to let out a low growl when she was feeling stressed or overwhelmed; these days she only lets out a grumpy low growl if you wake her up from a deep sleep. Crating her for naps helps her feel happy and relaxed and prevents the issue. She even goes into her crate unprompted when she’s ready for a minute alone. While Maddi hasn’t shown signs of separation anxiety, she loves to be included in what her humans are doing, so someone who’s looking for a sweet shadow would be ideal.


Maddi loves to go for long hikes and have playdates with dog friends. Her fosters find her very versatile: she’s happy to be active when you are, or stay in and snuggle when you need a rest day. She gets along well with dogs, and is ready to live with a compatible canine roommate. She’s come a long way in her confidence and is looking for dog savvy adopters willing to seek professional training to help maintain the progress she’s made (recommendations for trainers can be provided if needed!).

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