Category: 2010 Adoptions
Adoption Status: Adopted by Witt, 11/21/10
Adoption Date: 2121-1111-1010
Pet/Kennel Name: Max
Age: 1.5
Color/Gender: Black Brindle Male
Cat Tolerance: Yes
Small Dog Trainable: Yes
Good w/ Children: Yes
Fostered by (location): Charlotte, NC
Additional Details:

Max never really ended up being a racer which is why we got him so young. He wouldn't come out of the starting box. His sire is the famous Dave The Dog that lives in our area and his dam is ICU Gatsby. He weighs about 80lbs, DOB 9/29/08. He is a very tall boy that is a gentle giant and is actually pretty timid. This shy guy is very happy in his crate and so quiet in his crate he could easily be an apartment dog. He also potties well on leash walks so doesn't require a fenced yard. Max likes to lean up against people and feels more comfortable if he can lean against you if he is nervous or in a new place. Like most shy dogs he is frightened of loud noises and quick movements so might adapt better to a home without small, loud children. Max loves his crate and looks on it as a safe haven and will choose to hide there if something scares him. He walks perfectly on leash without pulling unless he gets startled. When startled he tends to bolt for his crate. He learned stairs quickly and seems to catch on to new things pretty quickly. He is warming up the longer he is in his foster home and is starting to greet people happily that come to visit. So far he has been exceptionally calm for such a young guy. He has started playing with the dogs in his foster home and is exceptionally tolerant even with a puppy. Max is submissive with other dogs and has shown no sign of any dominance at all so seems like he would get along very well in a home with a more dominant dog. He is very cat and small dog tolerant. He LOVES to chew on bones but hasn't shown any sign of wanting to chew on anything else. This is a great boy that will just need some time to warm up to his new family.

Update after adoption: Max has been spotted at many GC events encouraging greyhound adoption. He is not the shy boy that he used to be and has really come out of his shell. He is working toward being a Therapy Dog.

Tag: Adopted
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