Hi there! My name is Maggie May (Mags for short). I am a 14 month female GSP with lots of love to give AND I’m beautiful! My people are very important to me and I love to please them. Cuddling on the couch or bed is the best. They tell me I am very prey driven, so if that means I like to hunt for critters, then they are correct! I spend lots of time in the backyard just looking for anything that moves. I even brought my foster mom a turtle last week!
My foster family is the best. I have 3 GSP foster siblings, Dutch, Jake, and Charleigh. Dutch and Jake are cool, but they aren’t as crazy about my youthful energy. Charleigh is ok too, but I do prefer to be the only princess in the home or with a male brother. I am not aggressive with food, but I will steal it if left unattended. When I first came to my foster family, I loved to see what was on the kitchen counter. They tell me that it's called counter surfing. I was just trying to help clean up. My foster mom and dad have been very serious about making sure I learned counter surfing is not ok. I think I am learning this pretty well.
My potty habits were not the best when I first came, but this is getting much better, too. After all, I am still just about a year old. I will need someone to continue my house training skills until I am perfect. We have doggie doors here so I can go outside whenever I like (unless it’s raining). I learned how to use these cool doors in 2 days! My foster parents told me I'm very smart! At night, I love to be close to you, preferably in your bed, but I am learning to sleep on a pillow on the floor. I also do not mind sleeping in a crate and my foster parents are very happy that I sleep all night!
My family goes to a large property with a pond and that is so much fun! I love swimming and jumping off the dock, don't forget to check out my video on my bio page! I use an e-collar, just like my siblings, and they say I am doing great with that. My recall has gotten much better by using the vibration of the e-collar. We have been working on sitting, staying, waiting, and recall. I am doing well with sitting, and well, the rest is very hard, but I’m trying. If staying or waiting means hold on for 2 seconds, then I’ve got that down pat! I walk pretty well on a leash until I see something I cannot resist. So, I do need a family who will do more leash training.
My perfect forever family would have a fenced back yard (at least 5 feet tall) with lots of room to run. Exercise is important to a young GSP like me! A doggie door so I could go outside whenever I want would be awesome. I would prefer someone in the family to stay close by much of the time. I do fine if left alone for a few hours and I haven’t bothered anything in the house. I do, however, like to play with dog toys and I’m not very gentle, so they say. That stuffing they put inside is just so much fun to pull out! I prefer male siblings or to be the only dog in the home. No cats, please. There is a history there and I was a little too interested in chasing the cat, so let's not discuss that, okay? I'd love to be in a home with a family that would continue my training. I want to please, and I promise to work hard if you promise to work hard with me, too. Deal?
I'd be just fine if my people were home much of the time or if someone worked from home part time. I just love my people so much and want to be around them. I think they call that velcro dog...whatever it is, that is me! I would like to either have a place to swim or be taken to a place to swim. I have a little bit of spunk and sass, so if you have other dogs, I'd will do best with males or being an only dog would be just fine, too, as long as I had lots of time with my people and I got plenty of exercise. But honestly, having a male buddy who also has a high energy level would be fantastic! Speaking of high energy, I need a home with either no kids or that are at least six. I may look full grown, but I'm still a puppy and I sometimes don't realize my strength.
I have so much love to give and absolutely can't wait to join my forever family. Could that be you? I am fully vetted, spayed and healthy and my adoption fee is $375. If you're interested in being considered for my forever family, please complete an adoption application HERE. If you've already done that part, even for another dog, no need to complete the form again.