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Adopted Dogs

I've been Adopted!

Max 16-285
(Fostered in Somerset, WI)

In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:
Date Posted Fence Kid Friendly Another Dog Cat Friendly
1.6.17  Boundry Training  Yes   Not necessary, but Max loves playing with other dogs.  Does well with cats
This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.

Max arrived on December 31, 2016. Happy New Year, Max! Max is an adorable PB Golden Retriever puppy and an absolute sweetheart. At 13 weeks, he weighs just over 14 lbs. Max was surrendered due to a skin condition, originally believed to be Ichthyosis. After seeing his primary vet and dermatology vet, his skin condition was diagnosed as a bacterial and fungal skin infection, not Ichthyosis. Since his treatment started, his skin feels so much better and improves each day. Max has a follow-up appointment with the dermatology veterinarian on January 18 .


Max has been a champ with potty training, despite the frigid temperatures. As soon as he goes out, he does his business. Don't be fooled, however. At this stage, we are well trained, not Max! It never ceases to amaze us how someone who just went potty outside can leave such a huge mess on the floor within minutes! 

He is doing great on kennel training and sleeps through the night until 7:00am . He  loves to play with other dogs and loves nothing better than thinking he is one of the big dogs,  Cooper (aka Romeo, 13-157) and Trackr (14-306).  

If you are interested in this sweet boy, please remember that puppies are a full-time job. My husband and I are very active and recently retired, and Max keeps us hopping! We need a nap!


Cuteness Overload!


More Max:

House trained...LOL, are you kidding me! 

Great in his kennel as long as incentives are provided!

Does well on car rides.

Max would do well with children over 5.

Max will chew on anything he finds...socks, shoes, electrical cords, spatulas, purses, blankets, pillows, cell phones, computers, tables, couches, etc. In other words, puppy proofing your home is essential. A very large, thick tarp seems appropriate!

Very treat motivated

Loves our resident dogs, but the feeling isn't necessarily reciprocated. 


Hanging with my foster bros.

Sharing a pillow with Trackr

This ridiculously good looking boy will need a furever home. He is very lovable and will be the perfect companion...after obedience classes, months of potty training, and a great deal of patience and love. 

Max sends a HUUUUGGGGE thank you to Jane C. for the winter icon and donation!

Max continues to be barrel of laughs and is quite similar to having a barrel of monkeys invade your home! After chewing a brand new pair of Sorel boots yesterday, we realized the house was in desperate need of Max-proofing, not your ordinary puppy-proofing. In addition to the boots (did I mention that I loved those boots), there was a day of 'yours truly' being asleep at the wheel. That particular day, Max was able to dismantle the Chromecast by getting tangled in the cable, completely chewed through the cord of our vacuum (it wasn't plugged in) and pouncing on the Roomba so many times that it no longer worked. We really didn't like vacuuming anyway! The funny thing is that he was tethered to me the entire time. We just tell visitors that our favorite color is 'dog hair' when they look at our less than stellar housekeeping and what looks like a furry wood floor. An explanation for Max-proofing or what we call a  'naked house' is necessary...all area rugs are rolled up and stored, all pillows and throws are put away, all floor length curtains are taken down, all accessories are boxed, shoes and boots are left in the garage, etc. Couches, dog beds, dog toys and furry floors are all that remain!

Max reluctantly poses by a school project for a neighbor girl

The resident dogs have finally become accustomed to Max sticking around for awhile, despite having an annoying puppy in their face 24/7. Trackr, a.k.a. 'The Puppy Drill Sergeant', lets him know when he is getting out of line. Trackr even takes Max for polite walks around the first floor. Trackr takes the end of the tether, and Max follows willingly. We can't stop laughing whenever the walks start. 


Trackr taking Max for a walk

Despite arriving in foster care with almost every treatable intestinal parasite known to canines, Max has almost doubled in size in less than two weeks and now weighs a little under 20 lbs. His skin is soft to the touch, and his hair is growing all over. No more bald spots for Mr. Max. He also loves his baths. The best description of his bath love is that he dissolves or melts into the water until only his face sticks out. He also loves being brushed. 
Max has two speeds, zoom and stop. He does well in his kennel at night so everyone can get a good night of sleep. During the day, however, it is all systems on full accelerator. Mellow is not a word that we would use to describe Mr. Max! 

Cooper and Max

If you read this update, you know how much work a puppy can be. Did I mention how much I miss my boots? Hahaha. So much patience, love and work is needed to raise these little puppies into amazing companions. Two words also come to mind....obedience training!


For Max, in Memory of Rusty!!  From Jane C. For Max, in memory of Rusty!! From Jane C.


Mr. Max has been adopted by a wonderful family. The entire family is already spoiling him rotten! So much love and golden living for the sweet boy!

Max snuggling with Garry