Who says girls are high maintenance?? Meg is more grateful for every ear scratch or belly rub than most dogs you will ever meet. Her entire day is made perfect with the opportunity to crawl into your lap or an invitaion to join you on the couch for some snuggles and TV. Meg's New Year's Resolution is to slim down so she can be a bouncy puppy again without stress on her joints. She was 84 lbs (approximately 20 overweight) when she went to the shelter. This happened because she was fed yucky, sugary food with no exercise while she was chained outside. She's working on this through diet and low-impact exercise several days a week, which she absolutely loves. When you spend time exercising with her, she looks at you and tilts her head with a huge grin as if to say "wow, all this attention for ME?" Her tail NEVER stops wagging, and its white tip flags about like a warning: "Kisses are coming!"
Meg spent most of her life so far chained outside, waiting for someone to bring her inside. That chance came not when her family realized the special dog they had acquired but when they gave her to a shelter. She won the hearts of all the workers and volunteers there in just a few weeks' time. Sadly, large older dogs don't usually get adopted from small rural shelters and so we pulled her for her own safety, promising the life she never had before.
Meggie already knows sit, shake, *fetch* and does NOT have accidents. She is extremely tidy, even with her toys (she usually puts them in her bed when she's done playing with them.) True to her boxer genetics, she acts like a puppy when she's excited. She will give MANY years of happiness and fun to whoever adopts her.
This special dog is bubbly, easy going, and SO thrilled to finally have human attention. She seems to be the picture of health despite her extra weight (which is just falling off now that she gets to MOVE around!) Of all the dogs we've rescued, Meg is one of those special pooches that makes us feel grateful to have the opportunity to spend some time with her in our lives and wonder how anyone could NOT want to adopt her.
*** Meg is up to date on shots, spayed, heartworm tested (and on flea and HW preventatives), and microchipped. In the state of PA, this microchip can serve to obtain a Lifetime Dog License instead of paying a lot more to buy yearly. Aside from that, it's great peace of mind to know that she has permanent identification with the microchip should she escape somehow and lose her collar.
More about Meg
Good with Dogs, Good with Kids
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