03 9328 3021

My lifestyle colour

  • Needs basic to high short term training
  • Moderately stimulated by surrounding area
  • Requires moderate activity
  • Loves to play, but settles quickly after play
  • Medium grooming requirements
  • Available from: April 4th, 2019
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 8 years (Senior)
  • Size: Large
  • Breed: Golden retriever x American staffy


Hello there, my name is Maddie.

I am searching for a loving forever home. I'm very people orientated - in fact I will become your shadow. I love pats and cuddles and walks on lead.

I'd prefer to be your only dog and live in a quiet household where I can relax.

I love long walks and some enrichment to keep me busy. Swimming is also fun and tug toys are a blast! What I mostly need is someone I can share a bond with so we can spend our lives together!

I am foster to adopt, as I require a follow up blood test as I may have an underlying medical condition. Please ask staff for more details.

If you're ready to make a commitment please contact the Adoption Hub to schedule an appointment as I am currently in foster care - 9321 7240.


  • Suits teenager


Things to consider before adopting an animal

Adopting an animal is a rewarding experience that will last a lifetime.  But before you adopt a pet please take some time to consider the commitment you are about to make. Sometimes the excitement of pet ownership can overshadow factors that should be considered before adoption. 

Adopting a shelter pet is a lifelong decision that will have a major impact to your normal, everyday life.  Please remember that a cat or dog can live for up to 20 years and they will rely only on you for their wellbeing for their entire life. 

Before you decide, have you considered the following?

  • Do I have time to exercise the dog every day?
  • Do I have time for puppy pre-school and time to socialise a puppy?
  • Do I have at least an hour every day to spend with my cat?
  • Do I have time for obedience training?
  • If renting, does the landlord permit pets?
  • Is the backyard big enough and is the fencing secure?
  • Does the whole family want a pet?
  • Will the pet be allowed inside?
  • Will I have to move interstate or overseas in the foreseeable future?
  • Will I have to move to another rental property where the landlord may not allow pets.

Can I afford a pet? 

Pets are a lifelong monetary commitment, you will need to factor in:

  • Weekly animal food bills and necessities
  • Yearly council registration
  • Monthly medications like heart worm/intestinal worm and flea treatments
  • Annual vet visits for vaccinations and check ups
  • Unexpected vet bills due to accidents or medical conditions
  • Ongoing grooming
  • Boarding fees for human holidays
  • Enrichment like training, toys etc

Ready to Adopt?

Come visit me

Lort Smith Adoption Hub
Registration 005ASH
38 Villiers St, North Melbourne
03 9287 6426

Sun/Mon – closed
Tue/Wed/Thu – 11am-3pm
Fri/Sat – 9.30am-3.30pm
(closed public holidays)

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