Happy 5th Birthday, Maximus!
Thanks to our friends at Smilin’ Dog Bakery, the Boxer/Labrador mix with an adorable underbite had a tasty birthday celebration today. Store owner, Teresa Hoover, created and donated this healthy all-natural cake personalized just for him!
Needless to say, he enjoyed it very much and even shared leftovers with his roommates.
Maximus has spent most of his life in and away from Humane Society Naples. He originally came to our no-kill shelter via a Pilots N Paws rescue mission from Georgia in October 2013 as a puppy. He was on the adoption floor for five days before finding a furever home – or so he thought.
Four years later, he was surrendered back to HSN because the family made plans to move and couldn’t take him with them. Confused and saddened by this turn of events, Maximus kept his head high knowing that he would find that love again.
His second chance at a home came in March 2017. It was a short-lived stay once the owners found out he wasn’t the biggest fan of their chickens. He was returned to HSN in April 2017. Maximus can be a little shy at first, but warms up quickly once he meets you. He walks well on a leash and knows most commands. Max likes other dogs and gets along easily with them. Max also has the cutest smile and shows his pearly white smile throughout the day.
It’s now been 466 days for Maximus. That’s a whopping 11,184 hours, 671,040 minutes of waiting for yet another chance. Will you be his “third time’s a charm”?
If you can’t adopt Maximus, please consider a donation to help us continue to care for him and his friends waiting their furever homes.
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