“I’m Always on Duty.”



If dogs could speak and tell us why they ended up homeless in a shelter, this is what they’d say.


Maggie would tell her story of living her life on the end of a chain. She, along with her brothers and sisters, were starving and exposed to the elements as many outdoor dogs are when they don’t have adequate shelter and consistent access to water and food. They are treated like inanimate alarm systems only existing to protect the home and the family. And while they are fiercely loyal to their humans, they become difficult to adopt when they are surrendered and need to find a new home. They don’t warm up quickly to a new family which discourages most adopters from giving them a chance.


About 6 million dogs, 9% of the U.S. dog population in 2008, are chained or penned in abnormally close quarters as their primary means of confinement


Maggie came to Hard Knocks December 2020 and is still looking for her forever home.

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