My name is Adopted! Maximus!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bowie, Maryland - Adopted! Maximus
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Adopted! Maximus's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Adopted! Maximus's Story...
Max was adopted July 2016!

Maximus' stats:
Age: I'm 5 years old
Weight: I weigh about 70 pounds
Good with kids: I’m good with kids but might knock little ones over by accident.
Good with dogs: I’m good with some other dogs, but would rather be an only dog
Good with cats: I’m not good with cats.
Fenced yard required: My home must have a fenced yard.
OK for townhouse or apartment: I need a single family home with lots of room.
House trained: I am already house trained.
Crate trained: I'm OK in a crate for short periods of time, but I prefer to be out
Barks when left alone: I’ll bark when you leave, but then I’ll settle down.
Chews inappropriate items: I do not usually chew inappropriate items.
Training: I know the 'sit' command. Is there more?
Activity Level: I am very active and need lots of interactive play!

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Max's fosterer writes...

You know what they say about labs – they love everyone, and Maximus (who we call Max) is no exception! He’s happy to greet strangers as well as friends, and barks and wriggles with joy when someone comes in the house. It doesn’t take long for him to get that out of his system, and then he enjoys sitting by your side, just being petted. After only a couple of days in his foster home, he’s made himself comfortable with his new pack of humans and canines.

They also say that labs are big puppies, and, well, Max is that, too. He likes to carry around toys and chew on them. He’s a strong chewer, and when he gets hold of a bone, you hear some pretty scary noises… but don’t worry – his teeth are really strong! He sometimes takes a chew toy outside and leaves it, but will run back to get it when you remind him, ‘Get your toy!’ And he does like chasing those toys, but isn’t always willing to drop them so you can throw them again.

Max had a good time at the dog park, although he seemed to like playing tug with the people there, more than running with the other dogs. Max enjoys going on walks, but gets barky and overly excited when he encounters other dogs on leash. He is strong and sometimes pulls to check out something off the path. Using a Gentle Leader seems to help him focus. He enjoys car rides, too, and sticking his head out the window.

He does not seem to have gotten much training beyond ‘sit’ in his prior home, so we are working on some basic skills - down, stay. He catches on fast!

Although Max was purchased by his original owner from a breeder, he has a white blaze on his chest and brindle markings on his legs that are not typical lab, so he could be mixed with something. Whatever the combination is, Max is a sweet dog who would be a great addition to any family!

If you are interested in Max, consider letting us know by filling out a (no obligation) adoption application (

Max is expecting to attend the next adoption show (but only from 12-1:30), July 9th at the Calverton PetSmart, although there is always the chance that plans may need to change at the last minute.

We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.

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Facts about Adopted! Maximus

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Adopted! Maximus, a Bowie Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Bowie, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Bowie.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Bowie already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Bowie breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Bowie paves the way for another one to be saved.