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Magnolia (Maggie) Golden Retriever & Poodle Mix Troy, VA

  • Young
  • Female
  • Large
  • Black


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Magnolia (Maggie)

If you can see this post, Magnolia (Maggie) is still available for adoption. Please continue reading and complete an adoption application, if you are interested. NOTE: If you do not have prior Doodle experience, or experience with dog needing extra training and gentle care, do NOT apply for this girl. She will require a VERY special family and we will not pursue applications that do not meet the criteria. Sending an inquiry to ask if the dog is still available will only delay the processing of your application.

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Stick with me friends because this is a bit of doozie. This awesome Black Doodle girl is Maggie. Maggie came to us 8 months ago from a local shelter. As a ten month old doodle she was pretty typical in every way. Friendly, outgoing, loved everyone and everything. She even went to work with her foster mom every day at a vet clinic.

Maggie found a home where her absolute bests friends in the whole wide world were a four year little human boy, and a cat. Maggie’s also had a canine sister she got along well with. A few weeks after Maggie’s was adopted, an HVAC worker came to her house. We are unsure of what ensued, but Maggie developed incredible “stranger danger” during that encounter. She began to bark and growl at new male workers who would come to the house. Unfortunately Maggie’s family decided their household is too busy to work through these issues, and managing them too stressful, so Maggie was returned to us last week. Upon return Mags met several volunteers (and kids who she absolutely adored) and was cautious yet friendly with everyone. Her foster mom reports she is a friendly and sweet girl who loves to cuddle, but she does bark and startle new people coming to her house, or to her yard. Never once has Maggie done anything to lead us to believe she is anything but fearful of new people, and we are working hard to build up her confidence and to help her manage her own feelings. Maggie would love a family who is up to this task. Even a family simply willing to crate her when new people come over, would be beneficial. A privacy fence is also a huge bonus, . She does walk really well on a leash/gentle leader, she LOVES every child and dog she meets, and is fantastic with cats. She really just needs a family committed and willing to put the time and energy into helping her through her fears. Is that family yours?

Maggie is approximately 60 lbs at about 18 months old. She is being fostered in Charlottesville VA.

Maggie is current on vaccines and has already been spayed. Future annual vaccines, testing and monthly heartworm preventative are REQUIRED, and will be the financial responsibility of the adopter.

We are happy to consider applicants from out of state. However, if the applicant is approved, they must be willing to come to our location in Troy, VA, for a meet and greet. If all parties agree that the pup and family are a good fit, they would take the pup home at that time.

For more information about our mission and for an application for adoption, please go to

GDU does ask a minimum adoption fee of 300.00. This does not even come close to covering all expenses created by animals while in rescue. We are funded solely by the angels and volunteers willing to donate time and finances. This minimum fee includes DAPP, rabies if age appropriate,, heartworm test and preventative, if age appropriate, and flea and tick treatment, as well as neutering or spaying if the animal is medically sound to undergo surgery. In an attempt to avoid tummy upset from a sudden change of food, the foster family may include a small, transitional bag of the food the dog/puppy has been eating. And if the dog/puppy has grown attached to a special item (like a toy or blanket), they may send that along, as well.

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  • Golden Retriever
  • Young
  • Female