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I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Max is an adorable, 11 lb. Norwich terrier mix who just celebrated his first birthday this May. He may be small, but he is no wallflower and will let you know when he is in a room! A true Velcro dog, Max will follow you from room to room, surveying what you are up to and trying to lend a “paw” where he can. His happiest place is in your arms or lap, but since he is still very puppy, it takes him a while to unwind. He hopes you like getting little puppy kisses, because he LOVES giving them.
With his exuberant personality, Max needs a good walk or run at least 1 to 2 times a day to ensure a happy, well behaved boy. He would love a fenced-in yard to explore, sunbathe in and occasionally burn rubber in, too. He is good on leash after the excitement of knowing he is about to go on an adventure fades, but he does get leash reactive when he sees other dogs or people. It’s not that he is aggressive, it’s more that he is nervous.
Max has been good around dogs big and small and of different ages and energy levels that he has been introduced to. He seems to know the appropriate behavior to mirror each dog he meets. He also does great with people of all ages, and really seems to love kids, but he does need some work with manners to teach him that jumping and mouthing are not appropriate behaviors (no matter how cute he might be!). Redirection with toys is helpful in moments like these, because he loves him some toy action. He is learning how to play fetch, too! He’s got the fetch part down…it’s just the “bring it back” part that is still rusty A funny little antic of his is he will occasionally try to run off with a sock or slipper or anything he can find…we have nicknamed him “Maxito the Bandito” for this reason.
The initial shock of visitors in “his” house seems to alarm Max and he will bark for a while, but settles down once the person pets him and is around him for a bit. Treats never hurt either! Crating him or tethering him in a moment like this only seems to exacerbate his anxiety, just letting him go through the motions seems to be most helpful for him.
Max sits and waits before being fed or taken outside, loves car rides, comes happily running when you call him, and is crate trained. He is still working on potty training; close supervision and frequent potty break opportunities – particularly after eating, drinking, and playing -- seems to work well. He is getting better, but will still need help with this from his dedicated forever family as it seems this was never taught to him before coming to his foster family.
Aside from the potty training, ways to ensure a great little forever guy would be a basic behavior class. Max would love learning with you – he is an eager-to-please little dude and taking a class together will not only help work out some of his manner kinks, but strengthen your bond together.
Max’s adoption fee is $300 and he is being fostered in southeastern Wisconsin. Because all our Cupids are fostered in private homes, an approved application MUST be on file before proceeding with a meet-and-greet. The online application can be found at http://www.caninecupids.org/adopt-.html.
About Canine Cupids
Canine Cupids is a rescue in Milwaukee that is comprised of volunteers who have been fostering for various organizations and volunteering at our local animal control. Canine Cupids focuses on Milwaukee’s homeless dogs, but will always help a dog in need when we can — regardless of location.
All adoption fees include:
• Veterinarian examination and health report
• Certificate of veterinarian inspection
• Heartworm test (if age appropriate)
• Heartworm prevention
• Vaccines: distemper combo, bordetella intranasal and rabies (dogs age 3 months and older)
• Complimentary collar
• Lifetime of support from Canine Cupids
• The love and companionship of a new best friend!
Canine Cupids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information visit www.caninecupids.org.
Our Thoughts on Visual Breed Identification
Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable. For most of our adoptable Cupids we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. We think it’s most important is to get to know each dog as an individual! We then do our best to describe each of our adoptable Cupids based on their personalities in order to determine whether they’ll make good companions based on prospective adopters’ lifestyles. Dog behavior is not exclusive to breed — it’s a complex mix of nature and nurture.