Meet Mathilda

Name and age of the dog: Mathilda, 10 years

Nicknames: Mattie

Adoption history: Mattie was two years old, pregnant and had mange when she was handed over to the Bucks County SPCA. After she recovered all of her pups were adopted and her mange cured, but she was really scared and shut down and crouched on the back of her pen. As an all-black dog, I knew she would be difficult to adopt. I was looking for a companion for my male husky mix (now deceased) when I found her. I spent some time with Mattie and then brought my husky over to her before she got home.

On her first night in her new home, she jumped on the bed, put her forehead against mine and fell asleep – relaxed at last. She has been my shadow ever since. She's cute and shy, but as an all-black shepherd mix, people find her intimidating. It just proves that dogs shouldn't be judged by their looks.

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Mattie loves to cuddle – she always wants to be around you or touch you. She loves to run too! She is much faster than her sister and she knows it. She loves to draw circles around her – she weaves and spins at top speed until her sister gives up.

She is a love bug.

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