This is MADDIE,


DO NOT PASS JUDGEMENT as you aren’t walking in the owners shoes. Life can throw bad situations at us…which has happened here..that require making hard decisions now and then. We are very thankful this loving owner asked for the right help and didn’t just surrender Maddie to a shelter, give her away for free, or have her euthanized without trying to find a loving safe home for her girl. Yes, this is gut wrenching to all involved. We NEVER judge someone if they truly love their dog but can no longer give what is needed for the best quality of life. 


MADDIE is a 10 year old Golden Retriever who very sadly needs to find a new home to live out her remaining years. The owner contacted us a few months ago for management support which we gave, but her life has changed and she no longer has the time or resources to devote to her precious girl. This decision is heartbreaking to her but she now has no choices due to very personal situation. 


  • Current age: 10 years old (April) Weight: 64 lbs
  • Dogs Current Status: Dogs Location: Villanova, PA
  • Owners Name & Location: Scot Rasor / Villanova, PA
  • Contact info: 267.418.1223 /

Timeframe needed to find a home: As soon as possible


Medical information (spay/neuter, chipped, other health conditions if any, etc):

  • Spayed
  • No other conditions

Where and how did we get this dog: From a breeder 10 years ago

Meds currently taken: None

Where and how ME was diagnosed:

Animal hospital (give name if known): Villanova Veterinary Clinic, Dr Gallagher

X-rays or barium study: x-ray; has experience with ME dogs


Food brands and consistency fed (meatballs, milkshake, pureed, etc):

  • Eats Blue Buffalo
  • Uses milkshake consistency so water is added


Fed how many times per day in what position and timeframe:

  • Fed 4 times per day
  • Eats in sitting position  
  • Stays same position 15 minutes after 


Hydration method and consistency (Knox Blox, SubQ, Thick It, etc): water monitored with slurry and additional water given if needed (1.25 liters a day)


Items that will go to the new home: 

  • Health records


Exercise preferred (if any) and level (high, moderate, low): Low level



  • Gets along with all other dogs, cats and children
  • Leash trained  
  • Knows many commands


  • Housebroken
  • Crate trained
  • Sleeps on a bed with bolster


Additional notes (any other pertinent information that will help you decide if you might be safe, loving his forever home):

“Maddie is a wonderful, sweet girl.  She has no separation anxiety at all and will adapt well to a new family.”


Created: June 29, 2019