There was a time when Maximus would scamper through the house causing curious mischief and wreaking havoc. Now, with gray in his muzzle, the 9-year-old Dachshund has slowed down a little and has learned to appreciate down time and the more simple things in life.
It was clear that Max hadn’t missed many meals while living as a stray when he arrived at the Arizona Humane Society; he was a hardy dog weighing 18 pounds. He waddles when he walks and is in no hurry to do anything in particular. He moseys through life with a happy smile and a tail wag.
Being the perfect gentleman that he is, Max is well-trained and is a wonderful indoor dog that would do fine in an apartment as long as he goes for a short stroll every morning. He tires quickly and afterwards he sprawls out on his doggy bed and becomes a couch potato. He leans on you when you cuddle with him on the couch and this loyal boy will follow you wherever you go.
He is great with cats, other dogs and kids of all ages but bring the whole family down for a meet and greet.
Maximus is available now at the Sunnyslope Adoption Center located at 9226 N. 13th Ave. His adoption fee is only $35 since he is a Young at Heart dog. For more information, call 602-997-7585, ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A438439.