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Medium  |  Male

Arlington, VA


Meet Max. Max loves people! This sweet guy is a super sweet, lovable pup. He's being fostered downtown, and took a little time to settle in, but is adjusting well to all the sights and sounds of the city. Max is still working on his leash walking skills, and does have some fear/reactivity on leash around meeting new dogs. His foster mom and dog walker are working to get him more comfortable on leash, and he's improving. He's even doing regular morning jogs with his foster mom, Rebecca, and keeps a good pace without being distracted.
Max does has lived and been kenneled with other dogs at the shelter, so we know he can live with other dogs, but he's currently an only dog and loves having all the attention. We feel he just needs time to settle in and adjust to his new environment, but would do best in a home in a quiet neighborhood (i.e. one without a lot of dogs that he'd pass on a walk).
Max's foster mom, Rebecca, adores him, and describes him as an extremely loving and affectionate pup who loves attention and to be near his person. He's laidback inside the home and content to hang out on the couch, or chew on his bones and antlers. Max is crate trained, housetrained and will make an excellent companion pup, family dog or jogging buddy. He has a more submissive nature and would do well around kids 10+ .Since he's a little nervous on leash, a confident owner who is ready to lead him and help him adjust would be ideal.
If you are looking for a medium sized dog who is both friendly and past the crazy puppy stage, then Max just might be the guy. Please apply today.
BREED ESTIMATE: Retriever mix
COAT TYPE: medium length
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/hw negative
LOCATION: Washington, DC

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