Adopted: Max

Hello my name is Max! I am an affectionate, playful young guy!
Quick Facts:

  • Breed: Husky
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 4 year old
  • Size: 80 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes!
    • Cats? Unknown!
    • Kids? Yes 6+

***Max is not a CDR dog and has not been evaluated by CDR.***

History

I was adopted from the SPCA as a pup, I lived in a home with a couple and their other large dog. Unfortunately they worked a lot so I did not get the attention or exercise that I needed. I gained too much weight and was very lonely, so they gave me to my current family, which is a mom and her 4 year-old kiddo.

Personality

I enjoy an awful lot of stuff, I am a very happy guy! I love snuggles (my favorite!), getting belly rubs (yum!), getting combed (nice), running (the best!), wrestling (fun!), and walks (whoo-hoo)! I can be energetic for sure, but I can also be very laid back, which I am told is a winning combination for lots of people

I am a loving Husky, and am unusually affectionate for my breed. I cannot get enough of the snuggles! I really love your attention and your physical affection, especially if it’s gentle. I “talk” to get your attention (sort of a wookie-howly sound) which is handy for letting you know when I have to go to the bathroom! I love climbing up on the couch next to you and giving you my sweet puppy dog eyes! It always gets a smile and a laugh and me some petting!

Next to you, food is my best friend, though a nice walk or run about is my third best friend and is necessary for me on a daily basis.

Mamma got me a crate but I am not a fan of it. But the good news is that as long as you don’t do something silly like leave the trash or food out where I can get it, I am a perfect gentleman left free in the house. No crate needed (just put all your food and trash away)!

You probably know this, but Husky dogs always must be on leash when outdoors, as our brain wiring says “Run! Run!” so strongly and profoundly that no amount of training can change this. I would be fine in a hard fenced yard–if the fence were at least 5 feet high–but invisible fences tend not to work for Husky dogs and off leash training always fails!

In my first home I was fed commercial (healthy) dog food but since joining my current family, I have been eating “people” food. That means mamma cooks meats and veggies in coconut oil just for me (with the addition of fish oil pill). I LOVE IT!! If you wanted to continue this, at least partially, I would be very happy, but I’m sure I could transition back to kibble plus canned food, as long as it was healthy, high quality types!

Why I am looking for a new home

I love people of all ages as long as they are friendly to me.

The 4 year-old kiddo in the home is a great kid and I like him a lot, but he climbs on me and lays with me and gets all rambunctious all over and around me, and to be truthful, it stresses me out and sometimes scares me. I have never snapped at or bit him, but I have growled at him a few times to let him know that I was feeling scared, and to ask him to please stop what he was doing. He’s too young to understand what upsets me or to control his behavior better. Mom says I am very tolerant, but she sees that I am not happy all the time and she wants me to be in a home where I don’t have to feel scared or stressed.

I love other nice dogs and lived with a few other dogs in my previous home.

Favorite Activities

  • Snuggling
  • Long walks
  • Eating
  • Playing with people or dogs

Medical

My records will show that I am healthy and do not have serious issues. I am micochipped, so you will need to call to update that information when you adopt me!

Summary

I am a very happy 4-1/2 year old Husky dog looking for a home where the family is active and wants a furry child to love and laugh with and to share joyful adventures!

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and live close to Ithaca , Syracuse, Binghamton, Rochester, or Elmira. We do home visits on every applicant, and can’t do home visits where we don’t have local volunteers.

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