Courtesy Posting

Matilda is a mid-size Black Lab mix who is thought to be about 3-4 years of age.

Mattie had apparently spent her life with a family or owner of some sort, having been previously spayed and heartworm negative.

One day the people who were supposed to love her forever allowed her to get loose and didn't come looking for her at the shelter where she waited.

Yep, they just walked out of her life and didn't even bat an eye.

Matilda was very emaciated and in pretty bad shape emotionally being abandoned by the people she had been loyal to for years.

Being black in coloring, the least adopted color of dog, Mattie was consistently overlooked and just languished at the shelter until our rescue got word that "her time was up."

We just couldn't let her die there, alone and defeated so Mattie was taken into our rescue and got a brand new leash on life with NYSRR!

The shelter told us that this sweet girl is good with other dogs and simply loves people!

She has a happy prance in her step now and wants nothing more than to be loved and cherish.

Her foster family shares,

"Shes a very sweet girl and wants to be by your side at all times.

She sleeps with me on the bed half the night, then goes to get on the couch.

She sleeps well thru the night, until we get up.

When she first arrived, she had a few accidents, but now she goes potty outside all the time.

She doesnt know the sit commandbut, she loves treats, so shell pick up on training easily.

Shes perfect in the house, as long as someone is with her just lays by your side.

Shes so very docile while right next to us.

We bought her some toys today;

she played with them a bit, but Idont think shes ever had any.

She leaves shoes and everything else alone.

Shes good on a leash and rides nicely in the car.

Shes not big enough to counter surf much, but shell help herself to what she can reach, if given the opportunity.


But the poor girl practically starved for awhile so Matilda eats very well.

She is on the smaller side, had a moderate energy level, and is very enjoyable to have around.

She has a waggily tail that is totally endearing!

She adapted easily to her new surroundings and has made herself right at home!

I think maybe if she had another dog for company, she would like that."

Mattie is ready to be your new favorite cuddle buddy and there is nothing she would love more than being by your side!

Her foster mom says that Matilda has therapy dog potential.

She loves going everywhere her humans go and would even make a nice office companion for anyone who would like to bring their dog to work.

"It took us less than a week to totally fall in love with this little girl!"

Mattie is up-to-date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, spayed, and micro-chipped.

She is okay with the foster family's dog-savvy cat, but will give chase if the cat runs.

She is healthy, happy, and

waiting for the one who will love her again, but this time it will be forever.

If you are interested in adopting this lovely lady, please contact NYSRR at:

Mattie is a Courtesy Posting and is not an SGRR dog.

Thank you!

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