Garland TX – German Shepherd Labrador Retriever Mix Male 17 MOS For Adoption – Adopt Max Today!

Hi, My name is Max!

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There is a $50 adoption/rehoming fee. All supplies will be included.

Max is a diamond in the Ruff! He is so handsome… so sweet… so smart…

He is a nice mix of Yellow Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd. He weighs 55 pounds and is just 17 months old.

Max is very healthy. He is neutered, up to date on shots and micro-chipped. He is housebroken.

Max’s owners love him very much. They had hoped to be his forever home after adopting him from a local rescue. They love his playfulness and that he is filled with joy – always has a smile on his adorable face. He is a swimmer and loves to play in the water, fetch and hang out with his people.

Max, at this time in his life, is very high energy. He wants to go go go…. all the time. This is a pretty common trait in young Labrador Retrievers – they tend to mature at around 2 years or so. Max seems to have some separation anxiety, possibly from being tied  up or confined as a puppy. His history is uncertain. When left alone, Max has a tendency to chew up things he is not supposed to. He loves to chew, and seems to use chewing as a way to calm his anxiety.

His owners have worked extensively with a trainer to try and curb this behavior. With the trainer, Max behaves very well, however it seems that he does not respect the authority of his Mom, since he reverts to this unwanted behavior when he the trainer leaves, despite consistently following his instructions.

With a baby on the way and a home-based business, Max’s owner has realized that she and her family are just not able to provide Max with the level of exercise, companionship and stimulation that he clearly needs.

They do not want to return Max to the rescue, only to have him end up in an unsuitable home. They are dedicated to finding Max the right home;  a home with someone whom Max will respect as the “Alpha Dog”. Ideally, Max would do very well in a country home (farm, ranch or acreage), with a dog or dogs to keep him company, along with owners who can spend most of their time with him. He would love to have a job to do, and would likely make a first hand ranch hand.

His new owner will need to be firm and consistent with Max, to help him reach his potential as the best dog ever. Max needs someone who can be patient with him as he grows up and matures more, too. He has so many great qualities, and is really worth the effort.

If you have room in your heart and home for Max, please get in touch with us. We would be happy to arrange for you to meet Max, with his owners, in their home. Please feel free to call Debbie Moore toll free at (888) 720-3322 for more information, or fill out our onliune meeting request form at  We look forward to hearing from you.

All About Max

Name of Pet: Max
Location: Garland, Texas, 75040
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: German Shepherd / Labrador Retriever mix
Sex of Pet: Male[/one_half]

Age of Pet: 17 months
Spayed/Neutered?: Yes
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: No
Gets along with dogs: Unknown
Good with Children?: Yes
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Crate Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: Outdoor kennel, indoor crate, dog blanket, dog bed, elevated dog bed, leash, collar, toys

Max’s Personality

When he is calm and lets us rub his belly, he smiles, he likes to play catch, he likes to play in the water.

Max’s Current Home Environment

Right now he is on a 40ft lead outdoors in our back yard during the day. I take him off the lead for at least an hour a day to run free when zi can supervise him. He comes in at night and sleeps in his crate. He has toys and bones to keep him entertained and satisfy his strong desire to chew. He also has a kennel outside that he likes to nap in. I work from home so I watch him playing out back. But he has chewed through multiple leads and gotten free and torn up our pool motor more than once as well as outdoor furniture and hoses and anything he can get his mouth on if we are not directly supervising him.

Max’s Current Family:

It is my husband and 16 year old daughter and we have a baby on the way. I am really concerned about dealing with Max once the baby arrives.

Max’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?

He loves Kong rubber bones and balls, loves oversized tennis balls, bones, pig ears, honeycomb balls are his favorite and he will play catch with himself with those for hours. He also likes to dig holes and bury his bones.

Cute Max Story:

He smiles when he is happy. When he is calm, he is very loving and will lay his head in your lap.

Why is Max Being Rehomed?

Destructive behavior and really he needs a much bigger space or high energy family go will run him a couple times a day to burn off his energy. Someone with a couple acres he can have free range on will be ideal
who has other dogs he can play with. We have a baby on the way and I worry about how rowdy he is. He has gotten better about not jumping on me bc I am with him most of the time, but he jumps on everyone else and is not good around little kids due to the jumping and excitement.

Max’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:

A family that is a better fit for his energy level and need to run around without having things he can destroy. Someone who will continue his training and has time to exercise him. I think he would do great with dog parks. He needs a home with older people who have time and energy to meet his needs.

Additional Comments:

This has been a very difficult decision to reach and I really wanted this to be his forever home, but we are just not a good match no it is effecting him too. Now that we have accepted this is the right thing to do, we would like to re-home as soo. as possible.

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