(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Maverick is a 7-year-old male retriever-shepherd mix, who came into our program as an owner surrender when his family was no longer able to care for him due to unexpected life circumstances. Maverick had lived with his family since he was a puppy, until just a couple of months ago, and was very well loved. He lived in a home with young children and is reported to be great with kids. Maverick is a very lovable dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog and loves to snuggle with anyone who will let him. He is about 90 pounds so it’s best to have him snuggle next to you. Given that Maverick is a large dog, who doesn’t always know his size, and could inadvertently bump into a small child, we recommend that any children in the home be about 6 years of age or older. Maverick loves to be with his people, he rides well in the car and likes to go on walks – but is best to be walked on a gentle leader as he does have a potential to pull if he sees another dog or person that he would like to meet. Maverick has been great with all dogs and people he meets but can be a little shy at first. Maverick loves to play with toys, especially balls and tug toys, he also enjoys an appropriate bone now and then. Maverick loves to play “catch” with a ball – this is probably one of his favorite things. Maverick is crate trained for a full workday and is housebroken. He loves to hang out with his humans inside and out. A fenced yard is preferred so that he can wander around the yard safely, but is not required for his forever home. Maverick barks appropriately when in the yard and in the house, but when getting used to a new environment he does bark at noises he doesn’t recognize, so a home with shared walls may be difficult at first unless his human(s) are home much of the time to help him acclimate. Maverick is a pretty relaxed dog, who loves to hang out and be with his human(s). He could be an only dog, or in a home with other dogs. Maverick should not go with cats - he will chase them if they jump up or run and play. If the cats are senior, and aren't very active, he might be OK .
Maverick is up to date on his distemper and rabies vaccinations, heart worm tested negative and his microchip is registered to Second Chance. The adoption fee for Maverick is $250. If you would like to learn more about Maverick, or set up a time to meet him, please call us at 651-771-5662.