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- Skittish, Loving, happy, Energetic
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Prefers a home without
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Meet Max, our handsome little man! Max is a 1 yr old male Maltese/Terrier mix with a tad of Poodle in him (has a curl to the hair) who is approximately 16lbs of pure energy and cuteness! We get SO MANY inquiries on Max, but they don't read his requirements thoroughly. Max CANNOT BE AN ONLY DOG in the home. He MUST have another YOUNG and VERY PLAYFUL dog in the home. Max is a rough and tumble dog who plays like a little bruiser. Our main criteria when finding his forever home is that we are going to be looking to see if the other dog likes to play like Max does, which not a lot of dogs do. Max likes to play bite on the ears, tail, and neck and tug away. He pounces on the dogs. He wrestles and chases them, so the other dog in the home has to be ok with this because that is Max's personality. We are also looking for a home that has a safe and secure backyard where he can run and play which he LOVES to do. He CANNOT be an apartment or condo dog. Max came to us from a home that did not socialize him and kept him in a crate most of the day. We do not want him crated in his new home. He is a dog that is going to need owners that are patient and loving, because he will come to you scared and will not let you touch him, pick him up, or hold him for quite some time. To this day, he is still very skittish when being picked up. He does not like it. He is not leash savvy and will need a lot of work on this area. Due to his insecurities we cannot place him in a home with young children under 12 years old. Please note he is still very puppyish and likes to chew on anything he finds on the ground, so he needs puppy savvy owners that will keep an eye on this and keep him away from dangerous items. One of our requirements which is contractual is that you MUST have a dog gate at or wrapped around your front door inside the home and it must be a minimum of 3ft. This is a requirement and it prevents the dogs from darting out when the door is opened. You must be ok with having one in your home to be considered. Another note, is that for a few weeks or more, you will probably have to hand feed Max to gain his trust. We have seen that if you just set a bowl of food down, he will not eat at all. If you hand feed him, it encourages him to eat. We are looking for a home that will incorporate home cooking into his daily diet. Max can be described as fun, happy, loving, cute, and a little apprehensive, but if you give this little guy the time he needs to feel safe and loved, he will flourish into the best pup ever!
WE ONLY ADOPT IN LOS ANGELES AND SURROUNDING AREAS. WE ARE REQUIRING 2-3 MEET/GREETS FOR MAX BEFORE WE EVEN GO THE NEXT STEP. WE REQUIRE AN IN PERSON HOME CHECK AND A TRIAL PERIOD.
IF YOU MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS and want an application, please email or call us at: Gina@theforgottendog.org or 310-990-2020
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