Age Range: 9 Years
Location: Rathdrum Idaho
We are looking to rehome our sweet Maddy girl. We adopted her three months ago from a family that had had her for 9 years. After the passing of Maddy’s best friend they said she seemed very sad and they thought she needed to be with a family that could give her more attention. I wish they had been more honest with us upfront about what that looked like. We were home with Maddy the first two weeks we had her. She is mild mannered, sweet, loving, and all around one of the kindest dogs we have ever known. The kids could cuddle up with her and loved her extremely docile manner. When we headed back to work we came home to our door frames eaten off and scratches all over the front door and poop and pee in places. She had typically signs of severe separation anxiety. So for the past weeks we have been trying everything. We tried crate training. We tried natural remedies. We tried special toys to keep her busy. In the crate she panicked so bad she bent it and escaped each day. So, next we spent hundreds to get a heated house for her outside in our yard with everything she would need thinking maybe she felt trapped inside. Come to find out, after two citation warnings that she barked for six hours straight while we were away. We have talked with people who specializes in dogs and they said that strong meds usually don’t work either. We even thought about getting another dog to keep her company but again we were told this wouldn’t fix the behavior most likely. We think Maddy needs a home where her owners are home with her throughout the day. I am trying to be as transparent as possible so people know what they are getting into. She is hands down the sweetest girl. I just just think with two working parents she is miserable. Coming home to her each day exhausted because of her constant panicking is just too much for us right now. Even if it takes her eating every door we own, we won’t give her up until we find the right spot for her. I like to think we fostered her until she could find her forever home. She does great with other dogs and with children. We have been dog sitting for a friend the last week and she has seemed to enjoy having the company and was less likely to have her panic attacks while we took trips to the store or other shorter outings. I have no idea about how she gets along with cats, but I assume she would do great. She would make a great companion dog for someone who is available and willing to put the work in with her. We feel terrible for that not being our family home, but we simply don’t have the time to commit to her at the moment. I am posting a few of my favorite pictures of her. We were told she is a rottenpoo but we don’t know for sure.