My name is Max *LOCAL*!

Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix Dog for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Max *LOCAL*
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Max *LOCAL*

  • Breed: Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10458337-16-0429

Age: 6 Years

Weight: 11 lbs
Location: RI

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Max here!
Hi, I'm Max and I'm looking for a new home, as my last family moved out of the country and couldn't take me with them. I am said to resemble a Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix that is around 6 years old. I would like nothing more than to be part of a loving family again. I am friendly but a shy boy, so I need a family who will be patient with me until I settle in and my confidence grows. When I get scared I have never tried to bite anyone, I will just run and hide. I'm okay with other dogs my size but larger ones make me nervous and so do little kids, so no little kids and big dogs for me. It took a few days to get used to my foster mom, but now I follow her around and I love to sit on her lap. I don't like to be by myself and when I am, I whine, so unless my new owners are home a lot I wouldn't make a good apartment living dog. I am house trained but I sometimes will mark when I'm stressed. I am crate trained and working on leash training. I get very nervous when walking on a leash, so a home with a fenced-in yard would be best for me, if not you may have to let me drag a leash behind me until I'm more comfortable with everyone and everything. I am low key and not very playful, but who knows how I will be once I know I am safe and loved again! With my fearfulness, I can be a high escape risk, so you will have to be very careful with open doors and never let me off leash in an unfenced area. Working with a trainer will help both of us get through the early stages of us getting acquainted, so ask the nice people here - they can help you find a good one! If you are understanding and have what it takes to help me come out of my shell, please fill out an application...I'm ready for a commitment, if you are!
1/4/17 UPDATE: Max is doing MUCH better with strangers and has been to a few adoption events, but he' s not really much into them - too crazy for him, but he's quite comfortable attending our Monday Night Meet'n'Greets and mingling with the guests! These informal events take place at Bow chika Wow Town, 27 Meadow St., Warwick RI 02886, every Monday night (check our website under Upcoming Events for exact dates) from 4-7. Come on by and say, "Hi!" No pre-screening necessary! Max'll be waiting for you! He is a little timid and wary but generally will let strangers approach him and pet him if they go slow. He is also doing amazing with bigger dogs now. He just has to warm up a bit to them. He is crate trained but does occasionally mark. He prefers to sleep in his foster mom's bed (under the covers, of course - his poor foster mom is running out of room!). Max is bit of a food hound - if there is people food anywhere around him, he will do his best to find it and eat it. Max's foster mom says he could learn agility...that is if they hung hamburgers and chicken nuggets around the obstacles! 

Adoption Fee: $425
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.