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My name is Max!

Posted over 2 years ago | Updated over 2 years ago

Adoption process



Submit Application


Home Check


Approve Application


Meet the Pet


Take the Pet Home


Sign Adoption Contract

Adoption fee: $250.00

This covers all of Hope for Sweet Homes Forever's costs to prepare Max for adoption.

My basic info

American Staffordshire Terrier/Labrador Retriever
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
6 years 9 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
75 lbs (current)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Needs experienced adopter
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Max is so handsome and a big love bug! ❤ He is fawn color with hazel eyes, 4 years old, about 75 pounds. He is a strong boy, super smart, makes great eye contact and wants to please. Friendly with other female dogs his size with proper introductions but would be best as the only dog in his own house so he gets all the attention. Max has received professional obedience and leash training. He would make a great addition to an active adult only household. Someone who works from home would be ideal. He loves daily walks and is a natural swimmer. He also loves just hanging out in the yard so a home with a fenced yard is a MUST. Max is house and crate trained. He is being fostered and trained in Riverside Co. Come meet this special handsome boy.
Hope for Sweet Homes Forever

Contact info

Pet ID
Sierra Madre, CA 91025
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Their adoption process



Phone interview


Submit Application


Home Check

During COVID home checks are done primarily by videos.


Approve Application

Check references


Meet the Pet

At foster home or neutral territory.


Take the Pet Home

2 week foster to adopt trial w/ foster contract.


Sign Adoption Contract

And pay adoption fee after 2 week foster to adopt trial and adoption contract signed.

Additional adoption info

I screen adopters personally and then send them an adoption application to complete. I do not have a website or online application.

Go meet their pets

All dogs for adoption are in foster homes in So. CA where the meet and greets typically take place or at an arranged neutral territory when appropriate. All dogs and family members are required to come in person for the meet and greet if possible. Dog to dog assessments are usually done by my trainer. I do not participate in adoption events.

More about this rescue

I am a small independent rescuer in the San Gabriel Valley in So. CA. I was inspired to get into rescue when I lost my heart of heart dogs Ebony in 2011 and now have been rescuing and saving lives for 13 years. I pull unwanted dogs from high kill shelters, vet and provide training as needed, place in suitable foster homes, and finally good forever homes no matter how long it takes. All of this out of my own pocket most of the time. I pride myself on finding the most amazing adopters and my motto is always to set the dog up for success. I primarily rescue large mixed breed dogs a large percentage which are bully breeds.