Maximus

  • Age (approx)
  • 4 Years
  • Size
  • Large
  • Sex
  • Male
  • Breed
  • Mixed
  • Good With Children
  • Yes (older children)
  • Good With Dogs
  • Depends
  • Good With Cats
  • No
  • Neutered
  • Yes
More About Maximus

Poor Maximus spent his life chained and in a small box.  His owner called us for help, in April 2023, because he couldn’t afford to feed him.  Maximus looked very sad when we first met him, and he was very thin – you can see his progress in the photos in the gallery.  He hadn’t had much fun in his life when he came to us.

These days Maximus is a happy, confident, lively boy.  He’s put on condition and looks fantastic.  In his previous life, he was chained, but there were 3 small female dogs living with him, who weren’t chained.  They were running around him and he was not reactive to them.  Since being with us, he has enjoyed playtime with female dogs.  We are not confident he would be a good match with male dogs, especially dominant male dogs.  He can definitely not be trusted around cats, he is obsessed with them, but not in a good way!  With regard to other animals, on walks, he takes no notice of cows or horses.  On a lead, he pulls a bit at first and some more training would help.  He is not negatively reactive towards other dogs when he goes for his daily walks.

Maximus is enthusiastic to meet people, and would thrive in a home with lots of exercise.  He would benefit from some training to improve his manners and social graces, we believe he would be receptive to this and actually enjoy it.  He enjoys attention and interaction.  He’s a large dog and ready to learn more; his life so far has not been very domesticated.  He has not shown any aggression towards people and is easy to manage and handle.  Because of his size, older children would be a better fit and of course, as he’s never lived in a home, he would need help and supervision to adjust.

Maximus is approximately 60lbs