|"Dear Amanda and everyone at the Milo Foundation,
It's been such an absolute pleasure having Maisie in our home from foster to adoptee. Maisie is a truly special, sweet girl who is a big ball of fun and energy. She is ecstatic about car rides, going to the beach, playing in the snow, and going on just about any other adventure. She's always ready for a run, walk, or hike and will give you a run for your money when it comes to stamina!
Maisie is an extremely quick learner and always eager to please. Within just a week of at-home training, Maisie mastered 'Sit', 'Down', 'Shake', and 'Stay.' She recognizes her own name and immediately comes running when you tell her to 'Come.' She is house and crate trained and has been really good about boundaries (e.g. no jumping up on the bed). We have her enrolled in obedience classes now and has been working on her loose leash walking and remaining calm around a lot of distractions.
Socialization with other dogs is probably the area we've spent the most effort with Maisie. When we first brought Maisie home, she was very reactive around other dogs on leash. But her interactions with other dogs vastly improved from week to week. We think part of her initial problem was that she would get too excited around other dogs and overly eager to play/wrestle, but she didn't know how to properly greet others and came off as aggressive. Now Maisie gets along with most dogs and can be around dogs she doesn't know without being reactive. She can even walk into pet stores without any negative social interactions.
Maisie has both personal ID and Milo ID tags and her microchip has been registered. We're looking forward to a lifetime of memories with our little rambunctious little rascal :)"