Age: 14 months Sex: Male Breed: Labrador/Staffy Crossbreed
2017 has not been Max's year.
Max is just a baby who needs a loving home. Max initially arrive with us in February 2017 and was briefly adopted and returned so we sent him into foster with Viv and her lovely family where he stayed for a month or so and received training and was doing really well.
He was then adopted in May and returned to us in September due to change in owner circumstances, again not Max's fault.
He then went into foster again and was with the last foster home until two weeks ago when he has now come back to rescue again, again not Max's fault but another change in circumstances.
All of this upheaval has left Max really quite anxious about being left on his own and we really need someone who will be around a lot initially and can work with him on his separation anxiety.
We can offer help and advice with separation anxiety, it's pretty common in rescue dogs, but Max has had more upheaval than most dogs.
In terms of training, Max is a keen learner and is very receptive to being trained. He is a giddy boy so needs training with things like jumping up and general manners, but he does listen once he understands what you're asking of him.
He is incredibly motivated by food and will pretty much do anything you ask for a treat or a tennis ball.
Max has tons of energy so needs an active family to keep him busy and stimulated. He will need 1-2 hours of walking per day, otherwise he'll get itchy feet!
Max also needs someone to work on his recall skills. He walks well on the lead after a while but can pull initially with excitement. We would advice some overall training classes, as you would with any puppy, focussing on basic training, recall and socialisation. He also very much likes to chase so we advise no cats!
Max is dog friendly, however can be reactive on the lead. We have carefully introduced him to other dogs at the rescue and he plays well with them, however we cannot guarantee he will like every dog he meets. This is simply due to lack of socialisation training as a puppy.
The groundwork is all there with this dog he just needs consistency, routine, and a loving forever home and he will be a great pet.
Please note: This dog has NOT been assessed with small children and other animals by Moorview Rescue. If you are interested in meeting, fostering, or adopting this dog, please fill in an adoption form and we will contact you within 7 days. You can also contact us on 01423 711993.