Max is a handsome, smart, sweet, and goofy young adult dog. He plays well with other dogs, sits on chairs in creative ways, loves people, and responds well to positive reinforcement training.
When Max’s mama saw him at the shetler, she fell in love with him (because how could you not) and having had big dogs her whole life, decided to adopt him. After having him for a number of months, she began to realize she wasn’t as young as she used to be. She couldn’t knock the feeling creeping in that Max would have a fuller life if he lived with someone more active. Someone who could actually run around with him and take him on adventures.
She takes him out on multiple leashed walks a day and provides some mental enrichment inside the house but can tell he needs more. His excess energy and the frustration he feels from that manifests itself in the form of jumping up and mouthing on her at random times during the day. Weighing almost 70 pounds, this is a lot for her.
From Max’s trainer’s perspective, there is a very manageable fix to this- Max needs more exercise, mental enrichment, and opportunity to play with other dogs.
In order for this to happen though, Max needs some more training. In order for him to run off leash and play with other dogs, he needs work on his recall. Max and his mama are currently working on this with the trainer but as with all behavior related changes, this takes time and Max’s mama isn’t sure she can manage him fully in the meantime.
Their trainer is eager to jump right in to help Max’s new adopters implement all the things that would set Max up for success in his new home. He really is not a difficult dog, he just needs an appropriate outlet (like any dog!), a little training to fine tune things (like most dogs!), and an adopter who is looking for a young gorgeous companion!
Phone: (415) 806-2008
To expedite the adoption process, please complete the cat or dog adoption form and bring a printed copy with you to the SF SPCA Adoption Center (Hours & Location). This helps us better understand what sort of pet you’re looking for so we can guide you every step of the way! Please bring a valid photo ID and verification that you are allowed to have a pet where you currently live.
First, we’ll meet with you to find out more about you and your pet preferences and answer your questions. Our goal is to help you find the pet that best fits your lifestyle and living situation so we want to make sure you have a realistic understanding of the time and resources necessary to provide training, medical treatment, and proper care for your new pet. This can take time so please allow at least one hour for the adoption process.
Once we have a good understanding of your living situation and the type of pet you’re interested in, we’ll make introductions and let you spend some quality time getting to know each other to see if there’s a love connection. It’s important that all household members take part in this important decision so please make sure everyone is present (including any resident dogs if you’re considering adding a new pooch to your pack).
Once love happens, we’ll complete the paperwork, review all the SF SPCA adoption benefits, provide information on any known medical or behavioral issues, and share tips to make the transition a success for both you and your new pet.
We consider you and your new furry friend a part of the SF SPCA family so please reach out with questions ― and be sure to share your adoption stories and pet photos at sfspca.org/stories
Don’t forget to schedule your first free health exam at the SF SPCA Veterinary Hospital within three days of adopting.