Max

PA -

Male -

20 Months

This dog was adopted on 2011-06-01

Personal Information

Weight:60 Lbs

Color:Brindle

Ears:Natural

Tail:Docked

Spayed/Neutered:Yes

Shots Up to Date:Yes

Other Dogs:Yes

Cats:Unknown

Children:Yes

Crate Trained:Unknown

House Trained:Yes

Microchipped:Unknown

Individual Needs:None

Adoption Donation:$375

My Story

08.05.2014

Max is happy & healthy & he gets lots of attention. We had to get the “invisible” fence installed because Max would scale the 6 ft stockade fence around the half brick-half grass 16’ X 20” patio area & run off. Max has access from a mud room doggie door & can go in and out whenever he wants…that’s his play yard, with toys + he has a rug & umbrella out there for naps!

Bruce is having some knee problems so he takes Max for runs around the neighborhood while riding his motorized Rascal Scooter....Max actually gets more exercise that way than Bruce’s slow walking pace! One of the neighbors just got a 4 mo old Lab & Max has play dates with the pup.

Max got a bit chubby over the winter so Bruce, with help from the Vet, are experimenting with lower calorie food, a little less food & adding green beans.

02.08.2013

Max is Bruce's loving companion. Bruce has always had at least 1 Boxer to keep him company as he lives alone. They are always together & very devoted to each other. Bruce would like to get another Boxer for Max to have a"playmate" but really can't afford another dog, vet bills, etc.

Max was an "escape artist" in the first 6 months after adoption & managed to scale a 6' stockade fence on numerous occasions. Bruce has a mud room that can be closed off from the rest of the house & where the crate is + a doggie door for Max to out out as needed. The neighbors were kind & took him in if Bruce was at a Dr. appt or at the grocery store.

We solved this issue by getting the "invisible fence" installed!

05.13.2011

This is Max. He is a young Boxer boy who is full of love, affection and adolescent spunk! Max has natural ears and a docked tail and is up to date on all of his shots and vaccinations. He is quite a looker with that dark, shiny coat although a bit under weight- he could stand to gain a few pounds. Max gets along so well with the resident dogs- a 2 year old female Boxer and a senior Chocolate Lab. He has made himself quite at home here but remembers his manners with his four- legged house mates. 
     Max is amazing with children. I have a 13 year old boy and a 15 month old little guy. There have been several occasions where my toddler has crawled on top of him, curled up next to him and simply aggravated him as only children can do, and Max never blinks an eye. At the same time Max can be clumsy due to his size and energy level and can unintentionally bump into us. We simply exercise caution when he bounces around the house. Exercise is imperative for this Boxer boy so he will need extra time and attention to unleash his energy daily. He loves to play tug of war and fetch. He can catch a ball in his mouth and he can run like a gazelle. A fenced in yard would be ideal for Max. 
     Max understands his basic commands such as sit and down and he shakes paw with you. Max walks very well on a leash and loves to go for a ride in the SUV. I mean, he LOVES to go for a ride. He especially appreciates it when the window is part-way down so he can put his head out and take in all of those wonderful scents in the air. I enjoy watching people in their cars smiling and admiring him. 
     One of his most endearing qualities is his pronounced under bite. We have affectionately nicknamed him ‘Snaggles’ because sometimes his upper lip will catch on the lower teeth exposing them in a crooked little smile. It’s absolutely adorable. Max has such a loving nature and just wants to be with his foster family as much as possible. However, because of his strong desire for affection and attention he has trouble adapting to being left alone. 
     We have been working diligently with him to overcome his fear and worry but there are times that we cannot be at home and he must stay behind in his crate. We are working on trust and he is learning to spend short periods of time without the company of his human companions. Max also demonstrates anxiety when he meets someone new by barking and jumping but is learning that this is not the way we introduce ourselves to strangers. This is a big, strong Boxer and as he grows and adds weight he will be a well built boy.  Max is going to require an owner with patience, understanding and the desire to help him develop his confidence. He has already made significant gains in the past week and will overcome his anxiety and fear of being alone in time. He's such a sweet guy and I know he will make a wonderful companion.

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