Lovingly Sponsored by: Steve Remy, “In loving memory of my wife Angela who passed away in 2012. We both absolutely adore Goldens and have adopted 4 Goldens from Retrievers and Friends.”
Hi – I’m Maxximilliano or Maxx as they call me. I steal people’s hearts with my personality, great looks and happy smile. I’m great with cats, house broken and enjoy the quietude of my foster home. Please don’t subject me to kids or chaos. I love my human the most (they call me Velcro) but also toys, walks in the park, wading in water, car rides and belly rubs. I do enjoy my routine and consistency. I will wait until my foster mom gets up before I rise from my bed. After a quick trip out back, it’s my favorite …. meal time! I’m content to nap in the morning and afternoon but am also always game for some play time in the back yard or a walk. I have a propensity to go in the duck ponds but yet I didn’t get into the doggie pool my foster mom bought me. I also love counter surfing, eating my foster mom’s tomatoes (and other items in the garden), getting into the garbage, stealing the cat food, dragging my human around when I get excited about another dog on walks, and more. You see I have a strong, independent streak. I need some management in areas that involve food for sure.
Here’s a few other things you need to know about my special needs:
• I am short one front limb. Yep – I’m a tri-pawd. Despite that, I am adept at standing up on my hind legs and getting about. I am strong as an ox when I want to get somewhere – even with an Easy Walk Harness. I find moving fast with you jogging is easiest, as it gives me the momentum. So you better be able to keep up…but I do rest frequently so you can too. I can also get in and out of the car with no problem. I would be well served with some things like water therapy and other supportive care.
• I also have laryngeal paralysis which means I shouldn’t overheat or over-exert myself. Just hard to get the oxygen when those things happen. Not typically a big deal, just something we will watch for together.
I’m unsure about other dogs but have been working hard on that. I spent some time in a home before I was rescued with other dogs but the resident huskies weren’t very nice to me. If I am introduced slowly and don’t feel threatened, I’m ok but if I feel threatened I try to ask all big and scary to make them go away. So I’m not a dog park or dog beach buddy and prefer to hang out where other dogs are on leash and under control. If you happen to have another canine in the home, we’d have to see if we are compatible.
I am currently residing in Costa Mesa.
My Ideal Home
I’m looking for a quiet home with no stairs and a yard with a dog-savvy person who enjoys getting out on shorter walks regularly with the strength to handle me. No kids please. Cats are fine and another dog would need to be very compatible. You will need to be able to continue working on my commands with positive reinforcement. I have been known to guard tasty items when I don’t feel well so establishing my trust with 1 or 2 people who can read my signals and respect my space is critical.