SPECIAL COVID NOTICE: We realize that many of you are home from work right now and adopting a dog seems like a great idea. Which, it may be! Or may not. Please think about what your life will be like once things go back to “normal.” Will you have enough time each day to dedicate to a dog, based on the dog’s individual needs? If you are looking for a dog to socialize with kids, other dogs, etc., please do not submit an adoption application, as we do not recommend that for any dog. Nor do we recommend dog parks or dog daycare. Visit the resources section of our website for more info on those topics.

Please note that none of our foster homes have children, so we have no idea how any of our dogs would do living in a home with kids and/or if they would enjoy it. None of our foster homes have cats either, so if you have a cat and are looking to adopt a dog, we can send you info for slow introductions which will require separating a dog from your cat for some time.

As for Maddie:

This sweet, smiling girl is Maddie!

Maddie is estimated to be 5-6 years old and is that perfect energy level – up for a nice walk or hike but also perfectly content to hang out at home. In fact, Maddie’s foster parents have fostered many dogs over the years and report that Maddie is a “look cue” superstar and one of the most enjoyable dogs to walk and hike they’ve ever fostered. Check out her video (and head to the ‘Resources’ section of our website to learn more about the “look cue” and loose-leash walking)!

That said, Maddie is very sensitive to and can become very stressed by the sounds and activity of busy living environments. Therefore, she’ll need a home in a quieter neighborhood in order to really shine. Give her that, and she’s a dream on leash – happy, well-behaved, and completely non-reactive toward other dogs, even when they’re barking and lunging at her.

Maddie is a friendly girl who enjoys meeting new people, and even does quite the adorable little wiggly dance when doing so; however, after the initial “hello,” she’s a somewhat independent dog who prefers attention and affection on her own terms. Don’t worry though, she’s still an exceptional cuddler when given the chance to curl up on her own accord. Maddie is also very smart and highly food motivated – she loves to learn and is very receptive to treat training and food-based enrichment.

While Maddie would be happiest living in a home where she is the only pet, she has leash walked with the other dog in her foster home with no issues. Maddie does wonderfully in her crate and is also housebroken.

Please note that the first step in our adoption process is to complete an application on our website: www.midatlanticbullybuddies.org. Maddie is spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated.