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Maximus Mixed Breed Hampton, VA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Maximus

Max will break your heart.
He is one of the most social, loving, affectionate dogs I've ever met (and I've met A LOT of dogs), but he is so desperately lonely.
Because Max has a weird programming glitch that makes him convey his friendliness and joy in the most off-putting way possible.
When Max sees a potential friend (so, ANY human or dog -- he absolutely adores both!), he makes very loud, unpleasant sounds that most people read as "angry and deranged." That couldn't be further from the truth!
If you brave the barks and yowls and walk up to Max, he'll immediately quiet down and reward you with kisses and cuddles! He'll lean his soft red self against you, gaze into your eyes, and be so utterly content and happy.
Don't get me wrong -- Max isn't fussing all the time! He's calm and quiet when he knows he's alone... but when he sees a person nearby, he begs and pleads for attention. Once he realizes you're there for him, he'll settle down and do his thing.
Max loves to run and play, but his favorite activity?
After dinner, he'll wait by the door of his apartment. If one of us walks up and says "snuggles?", Max immediately jumps on his bed, waits for us to sit down, and then lays himself across our lap. He's snoring in seconds, with a big smile on his face.
Max LOVES other dogs, and is a fabulous, respectful playmate! We recently introduced him to Naomi, a 35-pound hound who wasn't too sure about playing. Max was so patient, assuming every welcoming pose he could think of, including laying belly-up on the ground, to earn her trust. At one point, he put a gentle paw on her shoulder, as if to say, "it's ok! 'll keep you safe." Soon the two were gently playing -- sweet Naomi and the best big brother ever.
PLEASE -- spread the word! Come meet Max, give him a chance! Get past the initial glitch and see him for what he really is -- a sweet, eager-to-please, desperately lonely guy who just needs a friend.
Interested? Come for a visit any day of the week - 365 days a year between 9am - 12pm. Hope to see you soon!

PLEASE NOTE: Animal Aid Society observes a 40 mile adoption radius to facilitate post adoption support and follow ups.
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