Sponsored by: Deborah H.
"Good Luck, Max, with surgery and dental work! In memory of my sweet Golden girls Tundra (my little nurse and hunter) and Teton (my sweet comfort dog, Baby-T). Their paw prints will forever be in my heart."
Meet Max, a 7 year old Golden Retriever that looks like a little fuzzy bear.
Max was surrendered to RAGOM because he broke out of his invisible fence to chase one particular woman on a bike and made contact with her ankle. Since the lady lived in the area, the SO was forced to surrender. It was noted that he didn't chase other bikers that went by, just that one lady. Max had lived on a lake, were he was also loved by all the cabin owners and kids in the area.
Max is very easy going. He met my two dogs (male and female) with no issues. When my resident dog Mollie, first saw him from inside the fence, she was barking like crazy and that didn't bug him one bit. It's been a couple weeks and everyone gets along great, even with the cats! He hasn't taken interest in playing with the resident dogs. Only one time, for 15 seconds though, Mollie was trying to play with him. I started to see a play bow from him, but the other resident dog, Ollie, barged in. He loves tennis balls and so do my dogs. There has been only a couple of little growls from Max over tennis balls. But to resolve that problem, I make sure we have plenty of tennis balls in the house (as they tend to make there way outside but not back in.) Other than that, he hasn't shown resource guarding over food or other toys.
Max weighs in at 70lbs. He currently is being treated for an ear infection. When at the vet for his wellness check, we noticed in his mouth a mass and fractured tooth. He is scheduled July 22, to remove the mass and to further inspect the fractured tooth. The mass will be sent in to be tested.
When taking walks, he does pretty well on the flat collar. One time we saw a couple of kids riding around on their bike and Max had no reaction to them. The neighborhood we walk in is about a mile or so. Towards the end of the walk, he gets a little tired and starts walking behind us. He is completely housebroken and we have started to let him have free roam with the other 2 dogs when we are gone (up to 8 hours.) Max loves to play fetch inside the house as well as outside. He gets super pumped up when getting ready to play fetch outside. I've seen him do some twirls and jumping up and down.
Resident dog Ollie and Max waiting to play fetch.
Max is quite well behaved. No counter surfing or chewing on things he shouldn't. He loves a good petting but isn't pushy about it. That can be nice especially when there are multiple dogs in the house. Max hasn't gone up on the couch or bed unless we invite him. So typically he tends to lay on the floor or his dog bed (which will be going with him to his forever home.)
Please note, we would like Max to go to a home with a physical fence. Just to make sure he doesn't chase anyone else on a bike.