Move on over because energetic Maxine has zoomed onto the available page! This one-year-old girl was tearfully surrendered after her elderly owner could no longer keep up with her puppy stamina.
Cute and kind, Maxine loves every human she meets, and we’re sure the feeling is mutual! Her exuberant and enthusiastic behavior might be overwhelming to smaller children. Older kids or dog savvy kids would be best for Maxine. While playing, Maxine can get a little mouthy and may nip. While the behavior has improved, her future family will have to reinforce proper play etiquette. When it comes to other animals, Maxine will gladly show her best play bow to any dog she meets. This brindle beauty would do well in a home with another dog to romp around with. Maxine’s foster family has never seen her with a cat, but her previous owner said she doesn’t like cats.
Maxine has no known allergies but does lick her paws and occasionally scoot on her bottom. She takes Glandex with every meal to help keep her anal glands healthy. Maxine also has deep tail pocket which requires routine maintenance to avoid infection. Maxine has shown separation anxiety and is very unhappy when she’s not near a person. Being the ball of energy that she is, Maxine may not be a great office dog. It would take her quite a bit of time to settle down and not demand that everyone pay attention to her! If you’re having a company picnic, Maxine will be the first one there!
When it comes to being active, Maxine is your girl! She loves to run, play and investigate everything she comes across! Maxine’s need to be busy can also land her in trouble, and if left to her own devices, she will get into some mischief. Luckily, she is easily redirected and will settle in with a bone or chew toy. Maxine walks several miles a day and still wants to play when she gets home. She’s also more than happy to snuggle up after a walk and melt into your lap. She may even bring her favorite Nylabone over to chew while you cuddle! Nylabones and stuffed animals are two of Maxine’s favorite things! Most of Maxine’s stuffies are unfortunately no longer with us, as she likes to rip them apart! Maxine is also a big fan of fetch. If you ask Maxine for her preference, she’ll gladly tell you it’s a puzzle toy that involves treats! These toys are great for a busy girl like Maxine who likes to be occupied for extended periods of time.
As sweet as she is, Maxine needs experienced dog owners who will be consistent with discipline and training. Maxine would do very well working with a trainer or being in a formal obedience training program. Maxine could live in an apartment as long as she’s able to get plenty of exercise in her daily routine, but this cutie would really thrive with a fenced yard to explore with another canine companion.
Here are a few words from her loving foster family, “Maxine is a sweet, loving girl who has a lot of love to give. We lovingly call her our monster, as she is a high energy pup who loves hard…if given the chance, she will get into mischief but responds well to redirection and can be convinced that her Nylabone is a better option to chew than a slipper. She loves other dogs and humans and wants to be friends with everyone she meets. She needs a healthy dose of regular exercise and play time, but will reward you with serious snuggles. She’s stolen our hearts with her silly antics and sweet disposition. She’s a bit of a diamond in the rough but has potential to be flawless!”
Maxine has so much love to give and will flourish with a patient and persistent family. If your heart is full of zoomies and butterflies, get ready to come get your girl in New York! Weighing in at 35 pounds, Maxine is a bit too big to fly and must travel by land. FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people’s private homes. For the foster families’ safety, we do not disclose specific locations and we do not set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.