“Friendly and a big goofball”—a direct quote from the staff who know Max best! An older gentleman, Max has so many great traits that come with having spent the last ten years learning how wonderful people can be. He’s got a few quirks he’s still working on and would love a person who’s understanding and ready to love him endlessly!
Big fan of: Being around his people! Max can be a little unsure of the humans he doesn’t know too well, but once you’re friends, you’re friends for life. To Max, there’s no such things as too many pets or scratches, and he willingly approaches his people and headbutts to ask for them. Aside from reveling in attention and curling up next to his favorite humans, Max also loves involving them in his games! There’s nothing that Max enjoys more than chewing on his favorite stuffed animals, and he’s one happy camper when his people are there to partake in a game of fetch or tug with him. In addition to playtime, Max loves getting some of his energy out by going for walks where he can sniff to his heart’s content—and where he’s great at remembering to use the bathroom outside! After the playtime and outdoor strolls Max can get a little tuckered out—so, you’ll often find him snoozing away happily in dreamland.
Working on: His confidence and a few more manners! In the shelter, Max has been nervous when approached by new people. But, give him time to get to know you and you’ll soon see Max for the big mush he is! Since we’ve been getting to know him, we’ve also learned that Max isn’t too big a fan of things like vet checkups, loud construction sounds, having his things taken away and seeing his favorite people leave. Our Behavior team knows Max inside and out and is super familiar with all of his little quirks—so, they’d be happy to speak with interested adopters about how to keep Max happy and set him up for success!
Dream home: Max is looking for an adopter who understands that going to a new home can be scary and that it may take him some time to adjust—and that that’s okay! Max does have skin allergies, so his new family will need to make sure to establish a relationship with a veterinarian in order to keep him as healthy as can be—but trust us, his current regimen isn’t too bad! Living with kids, cats or other dogs may be new for Max, so our Matchmakers would be happy to speak with interested adopters about how he may fit into any new home. If you think that Max may be the man for you, please fill out our Dog Adoption Survey.