“A sweet and happy boy,” “puppy-like” and “a big goofball”—all phrases that the people who know Max best have used to describe him! Max has been with the ASPCA for a while now, so our entire staff has gotten to know and love him, and we know you will, too!
Big fan of: Hanging out with his people! Max is the type of dude who can be a little unsure of new humans but give him some time to get to know you and it’s all but guaranteed you’ll soon be BFFs. How will you know once Max has granted you the elusive “best friend” title, you may be asking? You won’t be able to miss it! When Max wants love from his buddies, he often headbutts them with his big Boxer head—which might be the most adorable thing ever—and, if he’s feeling particularly joyful, he even does zoomies! Max most often gets the zoomies after walks, because if there’s one thing this guy loves most it’s getting outside, stretching his legs and sniffing all the things there are to sniff! Really—Max would stop to smell every single rose if he could! Once he’s back inside, Max is more than happy to relax and curl up next to you, especially if it means getting some time to gnaw on one of his favorite toys!
Working on: A few more manners! Max seems housetrained, so we know he’s a smart guy who can’t wait to learn even more polite behaviors—and with us, he’s been making steady improvements! Specifically, Max has had trouble sharing his toys, being handled by veterinarians—but, he does great with low-stress handling techniques that we’d be happy to explain!—settling down when he’s alone and walking by loud, scary sounds. When he’s really excited, Max sometimes forgets that his mouth shouldn’t be used during playtime, but it’s been a while since he’s shown any mouthy behaviors. Our Behavior team knows Max inside and out and knows just how much he wants to learn—so, they’re happy to speak with interested adopters about all the little things that make Max, Max, and how to best set him up for success in a new home!
Dream home: Max would love a person who understands that going to a new home with new people may be a little overwhelming—and that that’s okay! It may take Max a bit of time to settle in, but as his foster mom would tell you, he’s sure to be worth the wait. Because Max has skin allergies, he’ll need a person who can continue his current easy regimen, which we’re happy to tell you all about. Living with cats, kids and other dogs may be new to Max, so whatever your situation is our Matchmakers would be happy to discuss! If you’d like to make Max yours, please complete our Dog Adoption Survey.