Aconcagua “Maude” Henderson – updated Nov 2021

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Aconcagua “Maude” Henderson – updated Nov 2021   |   Female   |   Mixed Breed   |  

Rescue Story:

I came in with my mom and sisters. All my family is adopted already, and I am ready to find my new home, too

Date of Birth: March 16, 2021

Energy Level: High - I’m a puppy who loves to go go go!

Size (adult): Medium - Large

Good with Dogs? Yes
I prefer medium-large dogs who are playful.
Good with Cats? No

Good with Kids? Yes
Older kids for me please

Critter Twitter:

Hi there, I’m Aconcagua, but you can call me Maude (it’s far easier to say)! I’m nearing my 8-month birthday and want to tell you all the amazing things I’ve been up to lately.

I get to be my foster mom’s cheerful co-worker because she works from home. She makes sure I get a good play in the yard or a sniffari walk in the mornings. If I’m not ready for a nap yet, I happily entertain myself by unstuffing stuffies or gnawing on a chew while she works at her desk. On occasion, my toy selection is too squeaky during meetings, so she trades me for something else — it’s all part of our home-office negotiations! I even won an award for workplace morale!

I adore my 55-lb doggo foster sister. I bring her toys and smother her with kisses to engage her, and she will tug and play chase with me when she’s in the mood. She can be a little grouchy when I want to play All. The. Time. I can be a little pushy, but I do listen when she says, “That’s enough!” According to mom, though, I’m ‘socially awkward’ because I can be a little rough and tumble when I get excited. She’s coaching me on my dog-dog play skills, but for now I get along best with bigger dogs.

Mostly, though, I love to be around hoomans, so hopefully my family will have more than one. Sometimes I will cuddle, but I’m just as happy lying nearby, too. Most days, we do a bit of practice on learning new tricks, improving my manners, or getting more comfortable with nail trims and grooming. I’m pretty quick to learn what behaviours earn me treats and rewards — and do them as often as possible because I. Love. Treats!

At bedtime, my foster mom tells me stories about the amazing hoomans who will come one day to adopt me. She says they’ll be very lucky to have such a beautiful, loveable pup and that I’ll get to live my best life ever with them. My foster mom loves me and I love her, so it will be hard to say goodbye, but I can’t wait to get a furever family of my own!

About my Behaviour:

I have had lots of practice with home-alone time now, and I can stay by myself for a few hours when mom goes out. I might not be able to do this right away when I move to my furever home, though. My foster mom says she will find a patient family who will continue my training plan and help me get used to staying home alone in my new place, too. I don’t like being crated in the house during the day, but I will settle in a crate for car rides.

As a condition of adoption, we will need to work with a force-free trainer to help us bond and teach us new skills to work on through my teenage years. Zoe’s has generously offered to help pay for part of my initial training costs to ensure we start off on the right paw Please check out for some great force free trainers!

How’s my Health?

I am spayed, microchipped, de-wormed and up to date on my vaccinations. I did break my leg when I was 10 weeks old, but it healed up nicely, and I’m all better now. Please note we cannot guarantee any breeds or size that this pup will grow into.

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