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Adoptable: Max

Age: 4 years old

Gender: Male

Breed: German Shepherd mix

Weight: 73 lbs

Personality: Very sweet and shy guy working on building confidence around stranger people and dogs. Very loving!

Education: Good with bathroom and leash training, just working on better loose leash walking. Needs to work on confidence around strangers and dogs.

Favorite Activities: Being a cuddly homebody and playing in the yard.

Looking for: The pawfect family who will give him a chance to be his most confident self. A yard will be amazing as his safe place for playtime. He will be amazing with kiddos. He should be the only dog or with a little pooch with slow introduction, and will make a great guard dog!

Special needs: Training to help build confidence. Currently on Clomipramine which ranges in cost ~$40.00-100.00 for a months supply, depending on market value. ProPlan Calming Care Probiotic Supplement is sprinkled on food, monthly cost ~$30.00

Adoption Fee: $ 250

Turn your heart up to the MAX!

Hi, there! My name is Max. I’m a super sweet boy who can’t wait to find a family of my own. I’m a 4-year-old, 73-pound German Shepherd mix. I’m already neutered and I’m a healthy guy. I was taken in by The Animal Pad when the shelter I was in moved out of state. I’ve gone through a lot of ruff changes in my short life, but I’m still hopeful that I’ll find love in a furever home!

I’m a big softie who loves his people, kids included. Because of all the ups and downs that I’ve gone through, I’m a very shy guy around strangers (people and pooches). Other medium to large dogs intimidate me and make me anxious. When given a proper introduction, I can get along with little dogs. With patience and practice, I’m hoping to build my confidence and make other puppy pals. It will probably take me a little time to adjust to my new home, but once I do, my playful side comes out! I’m a happy-go-lucky guy who loves playing fetch and romping around the yard. I have a huge heart and tons of potential! I just need a loving human who can teach me that the world isn’t such a scary place, and I am taking Clomipramine to help my anxiety.

I’m a well-behaved boy who never has accidents in the house. I do well on walks but I pull a bit on the leash. I don’t get any separation anxiety and I’m happy chilling at the house while you run your errands. I’m a bit of a homebody! I bark when I hear people outside the door, so I’m a great guard dog. All in all, I’d love to keep working on my confidence so that I can become the best boy ever.

My ideal furever home is one that will give me lots of love and patience as I adjust to my new environment. I’d do great as a family dog because I adore kids! I think I’d benefit from a yard so that I have a safe space to play while I get comfortable. I’ve been through a lot of changes, but once I find that special family, I know that my pawsonality will shine. Turn your love to the MAX by adopting Max! My adoption fee is $250 and that includes spaying/neutering, shots, and microchip. If you want to take me home, please fill out the form on the website here: https://theanimalpad.org/adoption-application/

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