Please read our dog bios carefully to be sure that the dog you are applying for suits your family and lifestyle. At Pound Dog Rescue, we believe in the benefits of post-adoption training for our dogs and their families. This allows for continued socialization, and learning and helps to create a well-mannered and balanced dog. Post-adoption training is a requirement in our adoption process.
We are so excited to introduce Maeve, a 1 year old bulldog mix. This sweet girl came to us from a puppy mill very timid and shy. She is now looking for a forever family to spoil her with love. Maeve can be very scared at times, but each day is learning to trust people more and more. Maeve is slowly discovering all the amazing things that every dog should experience; pets, toys, treats and a warm home! Maeve weighs 35 pounds but is small in stature. We like to call her a little tank. She has the typical bulldog underbite and her coat is white and light brown. Maeve has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed. Her forever family will need to be sure their vet continues to check her teeth at her yearly visits and monitor her underbite to ensure all is well. She is a very sweet dog that is looking for a patient and loving family to help bring her out of her shell.
Maeve is still learning how to be a dog and what it means to be cared for by loving owners. She can be very uncertain of people, so it is important that her new owners are very careful with new introductions and have lots of patience with her. It’s obvious Maeve wants to get to know you but her past experiences have led to her to have little trust in humans. Maeve has shown absolutely no aggressive tendencies. When she’s scared she will either run to her crate or just freeze up and lay down. She will jump at strange/loud noises until she gets familiar with them. This is something she should outgrow as she becomes more confident around people. We’re hoping Maeve’s new owners will be empathic and understanding to this, and allow Maeve her space while also slowly encouraging her.
Maeve does an absolute 180 when she’s outside. She adores walks and is great on a leash. She gets two 30 minute walks a day right now but could easily go on more. She loves to run around our backyard and play with our other dog. When Maeve see’s us putting on our shoes and coat she gets so excited and runs to the front door! She is 100% housetrained and knows the command “go pee”. Also, because of her fear and shyness, she is a flight risk dog and needs to be leashed at all times while on walks and needs to go to a home with a securely fenced yard (no gaps, holes or loose boards).
Maeve is an excellent (and silent) passenger in the car! She gets comfy in the back seat, and on longer drives she will fall asleep. Even with another dog in the back, she is content just sitting and looking out the car window. She also does well in the bath. You can easily bath her without any fuss. Maeve is great with our other dog. She has learned a lot with another confident dog in the house. Maeve would do best in a household with another dog that is friendly and not too dominant as Maeve is submissive and wouldn’t do well with a dog bossing her around. She thrives with the leadership another dog brings her and she patterns herself off of her foster sisters behaviours, and would do so with the other dog in her forever home.
Maeve loves her crate and sleeps in it through the night and when we leave the house. She goes into her crate on her own with no cries, scratching, or barks. Maeve has not been tested around cats, but because we have seen her chase squirrels and show a bit of a prey drive we recommend no cats in the household. She has also not been around kids, but because she reacts poorly to loud noises and a super busy environment we recommend no children be in the household either or visiting often. Gentle, kind teens who would be patient with her and understand her need for quiet and calm would be fine.
Maeve spends most of her days snoozing in her crate or bed, while also sometimes being pestered by her foster sister to play. We have seen Maeve play with toys on a few different occasions but not very often. I suspect as she becomes more familiar with a household she will play with more toys and show more of her goofy personality.
Ideally, we would love Maeve to find a quiet home that will give her the patience and love she deserves. Her neighbourhood outside needs to be a quiet one as well, she will not do well in a busy city center, or living on or next to a busy street. Traffic noises, and bikes/skateboards whizzing by will be too scary for her. She is such a sweetheart and will very likely steal your heart when you meet her. With the right home, we expect Maeve to become more playful, cuddly and loving. Her new family will need to understand this won’t happen right away but over time. If you feel Maeve is the right fit for you family please send us an application!