BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Maggie McDonald is "Doing Good" as she works to strengthen the Adopt A Golden rescue organization in Birmingham.
It all started when she met Prince. He’s a mixed golden retriever who had been surrendered by a family concerned the dog was too aggressive around children. Prince could be a hard dog to adopt but not for Maggie. In fact she was looking for a “difficult” dog who might not otherwise find a home. The first time she met him she says, “He was scared in his crate and he just rolled over and let me rub his belly and I just knew this was the next member of my family.”
Now, after working with a trainer, Prince is learning to trust and Maggie is his best friend. She says, "Unconditional love, he definitely provides me that unconditional love and protection and entertainment. We’re quite a pair."
Maggie is Vice President of Legacy Endowments and Planned Giving for The United Way. Now, she is also a member of the Adopt A Golden board. You could say she likes pulling for the underdog. "I’ve spent my career working in non-profits. I’ve worked in organizations that provide for those who don’t have. So, maybe it’s a calling; maybe it’s my mission."
Maggie adds, "I’m passionate about goldens but I’m really just passionate about knowing dogs have a good place to land."
Adopt A Golden has its “Go for the Gold” fundraiser coming up September 26. To learn more about how you can help check out their website.
Remember you can also nominate someone you know who is “Doing Good” by following this link.