Adoptable Dog of the Day: Maggie in Missouri

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Adoptable dog’s name: Maggie

Location (city, state) of adoptable pet: St Louis, MO

Age of adoptable dog: 2 years

Breed: Australian Shepherd

What makes this dog special: Maggie is the textbook definition of the Aussie breed: affectionate, loyal and smart, all wrapped up in a gorgeous blue merle, blue-eyed body. Maggie is housebroken, crate trained, leash trained with a head collar, and knows basic obedience. She learns quickly. She is not excessively active but still loves playtime – mainly because it’s interaction with you! More images at

What kind of household would be best for this dog?: Maggie does not demonstrate a lot of herding behaviors and loves attention from almost anyone she meets. Once she meets you, her wiggle-butt never stops. Maggie is fine with other dogs and older kids (may be too affectionate for the younger ones). She is quickly becoming a favorite at the dog park. Maggie has not been introduced to cats.

About the rescue or shelter with this dog: Australian Shepherd Rescue Midwest Inc. is a Not-For-Profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the rescue, and adoption of the Australian Shepherd, as well as offering help to the public in education and training of the Australian Shepherd, for families throughout the Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minnesota area. It is an all volunteer, all foster home rescue – we have no shelter or storefront. Every Aussie that comes to us is examined for temperament and disposition, and tested in a variety of situations so we know what is best for the dog and owner.

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Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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