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Max Australian Cattle Dog / Blue Heeler Mix Pittsburgh, PA

  • Young
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Red / Chestnut / Orange


, Friendly, Affectionate
Coat length
Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Max

Hey Maxy Waxy!! Whatcha doing? Being your big, beautiful, curious self. I love you with all my heart buddy and so wish I could keep you, but it’s not meant to be. You don’t get along with cats. And the cat was here first.

So how did you become a foster dog to begin with? Well Max, I don’t know all the details, just that your original owner had to move and couldn’t take you. Unfortunately, you ended up in a shelter that doesn’t have a lot of resources, so the clock was ticking when you were dropped off and your chances of getting adopted were pretty thin. That’s where the Australian Cattle Dog Rescue and I came in. And how a Georgia Peach (You) ended up in Western Pa.

You love to play and rope tug is one of your favorites. I try to play ball with you, but it turns out more to be a game of I throw it, you get it, and then play keep away. Not the way this is suppose to go down, but it’s your playtime so I go along. You love playing with your foster brother, although it can get a little rough at times which is OK as long as it happens outside. Inside I come home from work to find end tables in the living room slightly rearranged. Wonder how that happened? You also LOVE to go for walks. Sniffing everything, peeing on everything, leaving your mark and letting all of doggie world know you were there. We need to keep working on you pulling on these walks. I know you want to sniff everything, but come on Max, I’m in charge. Right? Uh Huh. You can be a bit stubborn at times. Max, you are definitely a mix. I’m thinking a cattle dog and maybe a great Pyrenees. Why you ask? Well, you are bigger than the average cattle dog, and by bigger I mean taller. And you have a bigger head. Sorry Max, but your noggin is a bit larger, but still super cute. A friend who has had a couple of Pyrenees saw the shape of your head and that little stubborn streak you have at times and said it so reminds her of her dogs. So I googled a ACD and Pyr mix and what came up looks a lot like you.

You Max, need a human who has time to spend with you and go for walks and/or runs everyday. You need someone who is committed to training you, because you are smart and so loving, and with the right person, they will have a best friend for life. You need someone who likes to laugh, because you are fearless, curious, and know no boundaries. This can often lead to interesting situations, like you standing on a table so you can get a better look out the window to see what is going on. You big putz, that is not OK. Funny, but not OK. You need someone who is patient and understands that you want things to be under your terms. For example, when its times to come in at night. Your foster siblings will come in, but you will stubbornly sit and wait. OK. I shut the door, turn off the light, wait a minute, and then, when I turn the light back on and open the door, in you come. Guess it was your idea now:-) Also Max, you need someone who doesn’t have a cat. You chase my cat and she is a pretty dog-savvy, but she is scared of you, so NO cats or other small pets in your new home.

Max, you have come a long way so far in our time together and the more comfortable you get, the more your true personality comes out. Like now when its late at night and time to go to bed, you are the first one up and in the bedroom. ON my side of the bed with your head on MY pillow looking all cute and innocent. I push you over and next thing I know, you’re SNUGGLING. And yes, you turn into little spoon:-). Who knew you big putz. You Max, are looking for your person, and I promise they are out there somewhere. We just need to find them.

With Love, your foster Mom.

Max is up to date on all vaccinations and preventatives. He is being fostered near Pittsburgh PA.

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