Just like none of us would want to be abandoned in our old age, neither do dogs. But at sixteen years old, wee Maggie found herself dumped at a shelter.
We can’t imagine what that’s like for a senior dog. How could we say no to this endearing little old lady Maltese who needed rescuing? We couldn’t say no!
Maggie came into Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary’s dog foster program in July and received veterinary and chiropractic care to help put the spring back in her step.
Thanks to good blood test results, she also had a dental procedure to remove her last four abscessed teeth. Maggie didn’t seem to mind, and this sweet senior enjoyed recovering with lots of sleep at her foster home.
Maggie found her forever home on Labour Day weekend. The unofficial end of summer but a new beginning for sweet Maggie with her adoptive mom Lynne.
We’re beyond pleased to share this happy update from Lynne:
“First of all, thank you for the gift of Maggie! She has brought so much joy, laughter and yes, some frustration to my life in the short time I’ve had her.
I’m not a morning person but I can hardly wake up at 7:00 a.m. to that beautiful face without feeling so lucky to have her.
She’s the star of the building and through her I’m meeting a lot of people with their dogs. They all think she’s a puppy and are quite surprised when I tell them how old she is. She’s aged well even though she previously had an unpleasant time.
She enjoys her walks and rides in the car well. I’m still looking for a harness for her that fits and will come for a visit at the farm when I return the one I have here. Thank you again.”
We’re thrilled for Maggie and Lynne that they found each other and Maggie is now a star! Thank you to Maggie’s new mom Lynne for giving Maggie the loving home, attention and care she deserves!
We know at BCFS that there’s something special about caring for senior dogs who’ve seen and lived a lot in their lives. They deserve a warm lap, short walks, good food, a comfy bed and love in their old age.
Maggie shows us that every dog we rescue, though they may need a little extra time to be adopted, makes the most of their fresh starts and the kind-hearted people who adopt them. Thank you, Lynne, for loving Maggie!