Max is a puppy mill survivor who was thankfully surrendered to NBGR. When he first came to us, he was extremely shy and fearful, but with the help of his foster mom – who has nicknamed him ‘Monkey’ – he has slowly learned to trust and relax. Max is still somewhat fearful of being picked up so you have to go about it slowly. As he gets to know you and learns to trust, he will gladly let you pick him up to give him Monkey kisses – one of his favorite things.
Max is doing well with house training but needs to be watched because he hasn’t figured out how to communicate that he needs to go outside. A watchful eye and a regular schedule will help keep this little guy from having accidents. He has mastered and loves going in and out the doggie door. He’s crate-trained and is working on leash training. He gets along well with other dogs.
Max loves to cuddle and is great companion for watching television. He hasn’t played with toys, but he does show a fondness for pulling out his foster mom’s clothes and playing with them while she’s away. Obviously, he misses her.
One endearing ritual Max has with his foster mom, she puts him in her bed at night and then she gets ready for bed. If Max thinks she’s taking too long he starts barking at her to come on! As soon as she heads for the bed Max goes to his favorite spot and settles in….all is good.
Max needs a forever home that will continue to work with him to build his confidence. Someone who is home most of the time would be ideal. He’s a quiet boy but will bark at new noises until they become familiar.
Max is estimated to be 5 years old, weighs 7 lb., is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative, and on preventative. All he needs is a loving family who will continue working with him – who enjoys giving him Monkey kisses and will let him sleep in the big bed. That’s not asking too much for this little guy.
Here is a cute video of Max.
Max is located in Northern Oklahoma.
If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Connie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.
March 18, 2013
Max has been Adopted!
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