Meet Madigan! ~ Adopted


Madigan is the youngest of the Border Collies. She’s six months old. She has a wonderful temperament, great with cats, kids, and other dogs. Mark, her foster, tells me that all of the dogs are fully crate-trained, do not bark or whine in their crates, are fully house broken, and a joy to foster.

Madigan may very well be Katie’s offspring, and may be the daughter of Courage. We were told that all of these dogs were surrendered together. Based on their condition, we can only assume that they were owned by a hobby breeder.

Emaciated, suffering from an upper respiratory infection, and severely matted, these dogs are bouncing back quickly. That’s the power of a good vet, and a great foster home will do!

Madigan has everything a Border Collie enthusiast would want, a full white color, white feet, a gorgeous rough coat, and an unbelievably gorgeous white-tipped tail.

She’s going to stop traffic!

Madigan’s photo album can be seen on her own Facebook Page.

January 8th Update:

More often than not our dogs know their families when they arrive. You have to see it to understand what I mean. Such was the case today with Madigan. The Blum family had hoped to adopt KitKat but were unable to because of a planned vacation. When they saw Madigan, they contacted us immediately. But who could have predicted what happened when they arrived at Mark and Leslie’s house? Madigan flew across the yard and fell into the arms of their son. It as as if she had been waiting for him! After they got back home, Lisa sent us this note:


She has my heart for sure!!! She is lying here in the office with me as I type this note to you. Thank you for saving her. She will have a loving home and I will work with her to bring out her confidence and trust in people. You guys are doing wonderful things and we really appreciate and admire you. I don’t have an email address for Mark so could you please pass this to him as well. We enjoyed meeting him this morning and want to say thank you again to him for taking such good care of her for us! I will be taking her to the vet early next week and will let you know how that went

Lisa Blum

P.S. Her new name is Tessa. She will probably get called Tess a lot too!

January 20th Update:

Tessa is doing great! I’m seeing more of her personality as she comes out of her shell. I take her with me every morning to the bus stop so that she gets used to the car. Every morning she would cower down and I would pick her up and put her in….today she jumped right in with a big smile on her face! I have also been teaching her tricks and she is catching on quickly. I can’t remember if I sent these pictures to you already…
Ned and I were in the kitchen talking when we heard a long, deep sigh coming from the couch. This is what we saw…..
…when i called her name, up she popped!

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    01.15.2011

    I love reading blogs like this! It just melts my heart. I also have a dog named Tessa so this one is special. My Tessa is a Mini Aussie instead of a Border Collie although she could pass for a BC because of her Tri-Black coloring. She was owner surrendered and I adopted her from the Aussie Rescue @ Ocala last Halloween. I am also working to bring out her confidence. I signed up for a beginner's obedience class and the trainers there have been very helpful and catering to her. She would be a star pupil by the end of the course, no doubt about it!

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