Age: 12 years old
Adoption Fees: $300
Adoption Status:

May 25, 2019 – Maddie’s condition worsen in the past week as the big tumor/cyst she had in her vaginal/anal area seemed to have gone bigger by the day and she had problem eliminating because of that.  We had to make the heartbreaking decision to let her go.  Run free, run far sweet girl.

May 24, 2019 – Maddie has had no accidents in the house and although she pees every few minutes when we are outside, she can hold it for hours in the house. We have left her free in the house for several hours now when we go out without a problem. If she doesn’t see her harness when we put our shoes on, she just curls up in the bed by the front door and waits for us to come home. Maddie has also learned the hand sign for sit and we are working on come. Maddie is also getting used to all the steps on our deck and will now come up them easily although she is a little unsure going down. Maddie is getting her teeth cleaned on June 3.

May 13, 2019 – It’s been just over a week since Maddie’s surgeries and despite having a belly full of staples she is just as spunky as ever.  She is much happier the last few days.  Since her incision looks fantastic she has been allowed much more freedom and we have been going out for walks again.  Unfortunately this feisty little girl still needs to wear a diaper as she still has a discharge but the only problem with that is trying to get the diaper on over the constantly wagging tail.  She is also becoming more of a snuggler.  The other day she actually demanded to be lifted up on the sofa to have a sleep on my lap.  She has been doing so well that we have left her loose in the house for short periods of time while we are out and she seems to have much less anxiety.  When we return she is sleeping in the bed by the door.

May 6, 2019 – Maddie has 2 surgeries on May 3 to get 3 big mammary tumours removed and she was spayed at the same time.  Maddie is recovering extremelly well and has to be slowed down otherwise, she would run.

April 26, 2019 – Maddie is beginning to settle in and adapt to her new surroundings and routine. She appears to have a good appetite. She is definitely interested when dinner is being prepared. This sweet girl appears to be completely deaf and has some difficulty with her vision, primarily her depth perception but she quickly learned where the steps to the family room were and the steps outside and she navigates them both now without any difficulty. Maddie has been doing well doing her business outside and has had only one accident this past week. She is still a Daddy’s girl but she has begun to cuddle with me and has actually asked to get up on my lap a couple of times. Maddie suffers from extreme separation anxiety and will bark and cry and howl the entire time when left alone whether it is in the kitchen or her crate. Fortunately she seems to understand night time and will sleep all night in her crate without a peep.

April 23, 2019 – Maddie is doing great.  Despite all the health problems and changes, she is such a happy girl.  She is really beginning to get settle in now.  She loves to go for walks and when I put her harness on she barks and twirls until we get outside.  She is very vocal.  She’s already sharing the resident pug’s bed.

April 18, 2019 – Maddie’s xrays showed no metastases.  She is booked for her mammary tumors surgery for May 3.  She continues to be a sweet girl who is very attached already to her foster dad.

April 17, 2019 – Maddie’s blood work came back normal and cytology shows no sign of malignant tumours.  She is going this afternoon for xrays to make sure she has no metastases.

April 16, 2019 – Maddie was a very good girl at her vet appointment.  She got her nails clipped and some Burrows solution for an ear infection but the vet discovered two masses one in her breast tissue and one probably in her vagina which is why her back end looks so distended.  The vet took blood and tried to get samples from the masses but was only successful with the mass in her breast tissue.  She didn’t get any vaccines. We will get blood results and biopsy results in the coming days.

April 14, 2019 – Maddie definitely likes dog beds.  She was very anxious last night which is to be expected and a little nervous of us.  By later in the evening she seemed to have attached herself to Mike.  At one point we noticed she was bleeding from her nipple and I used a belly band on her and it appears to have stopped a short time later so I’m assuming she must have somehow scrapped it.  I will keep an eye on it.  She did fairly well last night.  She took a while to calm after I put her in the crate but she slept for several hours. As well as being deaf I don’t think Maddie sees very well she didn’t notice the two steps down to my family room and slipped.  Maddie doesn’t appear to be housebroken so I was hoping you could bring more diapers to the Spring Thaw so she can have a little more freedom in the house.  Also if you have some canned food as she seems to be having a bit of trouble with the kibble even though I’m putting water on it to soften it.