My name is Max!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Max
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Max's Info...

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

Max's Story...
Max - male/neutered - young (three years of age) - mixed breed - 11 pounds - white long coat

Smaller than a bread box, and cute as a bug, Max is also a very intrepid and accepting dog who, despite a complete change in his life situation, has adjusted with remarkable good grace.

Max did not expect to find himself in foster care, nor did he understand what parted him from his former human, but we have done our best to assure him that both he and she will be cared for, and that he need not worry.

Fortunately, although Max appears to be a fragile slip of a thing, he is actually a sturdy, curious, and even occasionally mischievous fellow who is not likely to be vanquished easily. Still, he does require a bit of reassurance and comfort as he navigates an entirely new life style from the one to which he was accustomed, which did not include a multiple dog household, cats, and often, visitors. In fact, he probably would be happier in a quieter setting where he could once again enjoy singular importance.

But we are cheered by his stability, and by his capacity to accept new things.

When Max becomes too stimulated or overwhelmed, he expresses his dismay with a growl, which we respect, especially since growling has replaced his former nipping behavior. This need for creating boundaries and exerting control is expressed less and less by Max, and in its place, we are seeing a dapper, playful, and incredibly endearing little entity emerge. We are proud of this progress.

Max is very responsive, with open and direct eye contact. He is housetrained, non-destructive, and fluent in the commands "come" and "sit".

An extremely tactile dog, Max loves to be held and petted. He rides grandly in a car, and although a bit mistrustful of new people at first, he is quickly befriended. His favorite toy is a squeaky carrot, which he takes everywhere with him.

Max will need continuing gentle guidance and reassurance, and respect for the times when he just needs to go sit quietly and process all the loss and changes he has experienced. But what he has to offer in return is an extraordinary measure of devotion and companionship. He would reward a committed and understanding adopter with a bond of depth, a lifetime of trust, and all the love in his heart.
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Facts about Max

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Max, a Rockville Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese for sale in Rockville, or seeking a Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese dog from a breeder in Rockville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rockville 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 Rockville 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 Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese breeders who help with Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rockville paves the way for another one to be saved.