Max is an approximately 6-7 year old male. He’s a gentle, loving soul who loves to be with his people. His favorite place to be is on the couch curled up next to you. He is good with other dogs but no cats or other small animals.
Max needs someone with the time and patience to train him. He knows come, although he doesn’t always listen, sit, and he will give his paw. He also loooves to lick. If you don’t like a good ol’ doggie smooch, this is not the guy for you because he can’t get enough! It may subside as he settles in, but it also may not! He was an outdoor only dog for most of his life so he’s still learning his manners, he can jump up on people and counter surf, which his foster is working on. He is housebroken but has marked a couple of times in his foster’s house.
Max will chew on a toy bone but does not like balls. He’s not quite as afraid of them as he used to be, but he’s still not a fan. No aggression at all and he’s not a watchdog- he’s been pretty quiet, and he just loves everyone he meets! He’s very well-behaved in the car and even likes baths! He’s not a fan of hardwood floors but is fine if you have runners down.
Max had a rough start in life, he lived on a heavy chain outside until he was seized due to neglectful owners, so we’re looking for a fenced yard- no tie outs. His collar was so tight it had to be cut off, and he had a huge growth on his side. That was removed and his gorgeous coat is almost entirely grown back. He does not like hoses so he was likely beat or sprayed with one. With that being said you’d never know it, he just loves people! You just need to pay attention to if he seems scared of something and give him time to acclimate to it.
Max is an overall great dog and will make someone a wonderful companion with time and patience. He does show some signs of hip dysplasia but he still gets around fine other than not liking stairs.
Max is up to date on vetting, heartworm negative, neutered, crate trained, microchipped, and housebroken.
Adoption applications are available here. BrightStar is a NY registered rescue, RR175.