- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Black with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Hi … my name is Max (or Maxey if you prefer)! Please take a minute to read my entire bio to find out everything you need to know about me.
If you think I might be the perfect pup for you, go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org/forms and complete the adoption application online.
Max is a little puzzle … a chorkie (Chihuahua/yorkie mix) … with some definite opinions about life and how things should go! He is absolutely precious, and he is fine being around people and other dogs similar to him in size … as long as you are willing to live by his ‘code of conduct.’ He is really smart, and he definitely understands that everything he enjoys (food, treats, toys, etc.) comes from people … but he doesn’t care for said people touching him or picking him up. And don’t expect it to change. He lived with one person for almost 7 years, and the attitude did not change. If he wants something from you, he will come to you and ask for it, but all the ‘no touch’ rules still apply. He really wants to stay where he can see his person, but ‘seeing’ is good enough for him. If you want him to go with you, drop a slip lead on him and he will go! Life with Max will also be much simpler if his home has a securely fenced yard so he can get outside to go potty. He learns new routines very quickly, too. So … if you’re looking for a new cuddlebug, Max is NOT your guy. If you’re looking for a furry friend as a low-maintenance companion, he could be the perfect boy for you. Adults only, please … no little ones who might forget and break his ‘no touch’ rules!
Approximate age/birthdate: April 4, 2015
Weight/size: 13 lbs
Housebroken: YES (as long as you do your part and get him out regularly)
Crate trained: YES
Personality: a bit stand-offish, alert, wants things his way, serious
Energy level: medium
Fenced yard required?: YES – a fenced yard will make life with Max so much easier
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk with manners: YES
Obedience training: NO
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES although he prefers other pups closer to his size
Social with cats: Has not been around cats in foster care
Good with children: No children please. He is unpredictable and would likely bite if touched.
Adoption donation: $75
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have multiple applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a home visit/meet-and-greet to see if Max picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.