By Stacey Greenwald, Foster Mom
Why did you decide to foster Matilda?
I have fostered for many years and had taken a break from fostering. But, when I saw Mattie’s photo in our fosters group I knew I had to help. Mangey pups are my weakness! Even though her skin looked a bit rough and she needed a few more good meals, she was so goofy and playful. She won me over and I told Jason to go get her!
Does Matilda have any nicknames?
Tillie & Mattie. Being able to call her “Mattie” was actually one of the reasons I named her Matilda, after our favorite QB, Matt Ryan.
How would you describe her in three words?
Energetic, Goofy, Friendly
What is Matilda’s favorite thing?
Food – without a doubt!
Describe Matilda’s perfect day:
It would start out around 7:00am with a big breakfast and a nice, long walk. A hike would be even better! Then, come inside for more treats and playtime with her toys. After a short nap, go play fetch outside and then snack on a bully stick. Matilda LOVES playing fetch and is pretty good at bringing the ball back, though she sometimes will also play keep-away with her ball! Some time relaxing in the sunshine before playing more with her friends, Mattie loves other dogs, and then it’s dinner time! After dinner, we would take another walk around the neighborhood before playing inside and then getting a peanut butter kong at bedtime.
Describe Matilda’s ideal family:
Matilda’s perfect home would be with an active family that is committed to providing her with exercise and continued training to help her become a confident, well-behaved girl. Having a person to take her running or hiking would be amazing! She doesn’t like rain AT ALL but she may like swimming. She would love another happy, playful dog in the family to run and play with so they can wear each other out and then go eat treats. She likes kids and will roll over to get her belly rubbed, but may be a bit too strong and enthusiastic for small children. She is definitely a big puppy and doesn’t know her own strength or size. She hasn’t been around cats but can be tested if an interested home may be a good fit.
Interested in making Matilda part of your family?
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