Senior terrier, Max, waits 792 days for furever home

Max (23723) has been in our care since November 2020. As of today, he’s been in our care for 792 days. He is an adorable terrier mix who weighs only 10 pounds. His 11th birthday is February 23.

Max spent Christmas in our care last year and was photographed by our photographer, Sim Kaur.

When he first arrived, Max was terrified and would often show signs of aggression. Our dog care specialist, Jessica Silva, knew she could help Max overcome his fear and fostered him for nearly three months. In her home, it took Max two days before he began to trust her. Jessica learned he loves car rides, treats and snuggling in bed.

“Shelter life definitely brings the grumpiness out in Max,” Jessica said, a trait that seems to prevent him from being adopted.

Jessica believes Max will adjust quickly to any new home. It’s finding someone who will give Max a chance that proves difficult; most adopters are interested in a pet with an outgoing and friendly personality.

To help increase his chances of adoption, we have reduced Max’s adoption fee to $25, which includes neuter, up to date on vaccines, microchip ID, and one free dog training consultation. Max has had very little experience with cats and children, so we suggest slow introductions and approaching him cautiously.

“I think a young couple or an older person would be good for him,” Jessica said. “When he is in a home, his personality does come out. He likes to play with toys or even interact with you. A quiet home would be ideal for him.”

Jackie Gonzalez, one of our dog care associates, continuously fosters Max and has also gained his trust at home. She agrees with Jessica that his personality changes in a home environment.

“[Max] deserves a home because he just has so much love to give to someone,” Jackie said. “He deserves just one chance to prove that to someone.”

Those interested in meeting Max may do so Wednesday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. or weekends from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you are unable to adopt but would love to donate in his name, please click the DONATE button below.


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