Each pet comes with different needs and personas.
Mellow is one characteristic associated with Maddie, who is available for adoption through the Humane Society of Northern Virginia (HSNV).
“She’s very easy to bathe, she’s very low key,” said HSNV Director Sherry Turner. “She’s in a household with an eclectic group of other dogs – no issue.”
Believed to be an 8-year-old Chihuahua mix, Maddie is housebroken and crate trained.
Turner, who is fostering the senior dog, added that she would be a perfect fit for an older couple.
Due to her short legs, Maddie isn’t one to enjoy long hikes.
“I think she just needs a home where she can just kind of lounge around where nobody has any real expectations from her. She’d like to go on a couple [of] walks, I think she’d be fine with that,” Turner said. “But the rest of the time she’s very loving, she’s never tried to get on the furniture, even though I have stairs in front of my couch.”
Maddie requires a salmon-based diet and has a bit of an underbite, which doesn’t impede her from being able to eat.
A gift bag will be provided to the family that chooses Maddie.
HSNV is a Dumfries-based non-profit that is powered by Advocates for Abused and Abandoned Pets (A3P). You can read more about Maddie and other adoptable pets on the HSNV website.