14-year-old senior Max ‘wandered’ away from home into busy shelter

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Gentle and loving, Max currently waits at the East Valley Animal Shelter for his family after he was picked up as a stray. How does anyone explain to a dog the life he once knew is gone?  Animal advocate and frequent shelter volunteer, Sherry Brewer  met this 14-year-old handsome pooch and wants everyone to know he deserves better:

“Just one look was all it took! Then, spending time with MAX (A1677725) outside the kennel had me hooked! At an estimated 14-years of age, it appears that MAX had the ability to wander away, albeit slowly, from his home to end up in the East Valley Animal Shelter as a “stray.” His family, obviously, has not come for him.”

A Facebook page for this dog can be found here. His advocate notes he weighs about 48 pounds and is truly an adorable pooch. He wouldn’t require a lot of exercise; maybe a few times a day for a leisurely walk to enjoy the fresh air, companionship and much needed moderate exercise to keep him “young.” Perhaps a soft bed to sleep on near his family and a gentle pat or two on the head reassuring this senior is a good dog will comfort him. By the way, Max loves treats! When asked how he does with other dogs, the following information was provided:

Friends of East Valley Animal Services- Van Nuys, CA “He showed no reaction when walked by kennels, but that’s not a true test, obviously. He may have some arthritis in his back legs, causing him to walk slowly, so it’s doubtful he can chase after another pet.”

Kindly share this dog’s plight with approved rescue organizations, friends, family and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives; Max is depending on all of us to help him find a new, loving home. Please note that Max is also eligible to be fostered; all medical expenses are covered during that time.

For more information about this wonderful dog, contact the East Valley Animal Shelter located at 14409 Vanowen in Van Nuys, California. Phone: (888) 452.7381. (Photo of Max courtesy of East Valley Animal Shelter)

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7 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Did he wander away from home, or was he abandoned on the street on purpose. Was he stolen by someone and dumped and his family lives far away and doesn’t know where he is? I don’t know, I can only hope he finds a new home or someone who is looking for him, will find him and take him home. A home that will love him and keep him safe in the twilight of his years.

  2. Solveig Pettersson says:

    Whish you a careful foreverhome !!! You really deserves this Max ❤❤❤❤❤ BIG HUGS FROM SEEDEN ????????????????????


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