AGGIE is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, heart-worm tested negative and micro-chipped. She is listed as a Yorkshire Terrier mix, we have no way of knowing what her true breed is, it is up to you to look at her and decide what breed she is.
AGGIE was saved back in 2015 and was extremely fearful, she had been an owner surrender to a big city high kill shelter and she was shaking to the core when we saved her. It took her some time to adjust but after a few months she was such a happy girl, she can initially be wary of people but soon warms up and jumps on people's laps for love and affection. AGGIE did have to have an eye amputated but she does wonderful with just he one.
AGGIE was adopted out in January 2016, but sadly in August 2018 she was returned as she had apparently been aggressive with people and the owner didn't want to deal with it anymore.
I believe that this is AGGIE along with her horrific memories of being dumped by her family in a high kill shelter, she also became protective of her family and instead of her behaviour being corrected, she was allowed to bark and so she felt this behaviour was acceptable.
Since being back at the rescue AGGIE has fit in great with the rest of the dogs and has been friendly with people and also a volunteers 12 year old granddaughter. AGGIE just needs a family of love and affection and if she has an inappropriate behaviour, this is corrected in a way she does not misinterpret that she is being rewarded for it.
AGGIE has never bitten anyone or anything.
We do not recommend dog parks for several weeks, if not months, it is so very important for families and dogs to form a strong bond and get to know each other before exposing them to the potential dangers of dog parks. Although all GaDaH dogs are very well socialized with other dogs, lots of other dogs have not had the benefit of this socialization and do not always know how to play and act with other dogs. You also do not know the control the other families have over their dogs and you should always have a good recall for your adopted dog before going to dog parks.
AGGIE is available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550. Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
AGGIE is LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.