For many years, Maggie lived alone in a dusty yard. The only home she knew was an old wooden box. She was bitten by fleas and couldn’t run or play because she was tied to a short rope.
Still, Maggie kept her happy spirit. In fact, when rescuers found her, they were shocked by her incredible trust.
“Clearly, she loves people,” Worthy Dog Rescue wrote in a Facebook post. “She will wag her tail in delight at even the slightest human attention.”
The friendly old man was taken to a shelter, where she began to decompress from the stressful life circumstances and received necessary skin care.
Maggie’s heart was clearly so happy. As she regained her strength, her appearance also began to look happy.
Rescuers fear Maggie may take a while to find a permanent home because she is a senior and needs to be the only dog in the family.
They do everything they can to help Maggie succeed. Over the next few weeks, Maggie began to understand what it felt like to be cared for. She works hard and hopes her new skills will inspire others to take her chances.
“She had some incredible foster families along the way who helped her adjust to family life, honed her leash skills, made her more comfortable around other dogs, and taught her how to be a part of the family,” Worthy Dog Rescue wrote. “We…know that as a high-level bully mixed-race living a hard life, her adoption will take time.”
Eventually, a woman saw Maggie’s resume on the shelter’s website. Although the woman had applied for another dog, when she saw Maggie, she knew they were meant to be.
“[It] For Maggie, it was a life-changing event,” rescuers wrote.[Her new mom] Provides a single dog home and has a flexible schedule that gives her the time and attention she needs. “
Dogs that once had no one to play with now enjoy walks and games. Although she was initially nervous about the other dogs, Maggie has since gained the confidence to keep herself calm. She likes to snuggle up on her family’s lap, begging to be scratched.
“I don’t think I could love another dog anymore after I dropped the lab at nearly 13,” Maggie’s new mom told Worthy Dog Rescue. “But we are absolutely in love with this girl and can’t imagine our life without her.”
Maggie’s new family has become a positive force in her life and she has been there for them with a lot of love and support.
“She has had a huge impact on the youngest son in the new home,” a representative for Worthy Dog Rescue told The Dodo. “It’s incredible.”
Maggie, who once slept on shabby and dirty wood and now naps on a comfy sofa every day, knows her new family will always be there to keep her safe and comfortable