One year since Maximus’ owners divorced and sent him to shelter

Maximus will soon have been at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter in Wanaugh, New York for a year. His owners were divorced, and neither one wanted Maximus, and he was quickly doomed to a life behind bars with more than 100 dogs at the shelter.

“For 5 years Maximus lived a pretty good life with his owners. But now this is what Maximus’ life is like. Almost 1 whole year living this way … It’s just not fair,” an animal advocate wrote on Facebook.

Unfortunately six-year-old Maximus had never been properly socialized with other dogs, and he needs to be the only dog in a home. He’s scared of the rain, which just breaks hearts a little more. Maximux is NOT reactive to other dogs; he just avoids them. In time with proper socialization and positive training reinforcement, he may be able to live with another low key dog, but for now being the only dog is the best guarantee of this boy’s success in a new family.

His attributes, however far outweigh his shortcomings:

  • He is good with teenagers and adults
  • He is house and crate trained
  • He is up-to-date with all vaccinations
  • He is microchipped
  • He knows ‘sit, down, and paw’ commands

Check out his video:

Soon it will be one year that Maximus's owners got divorced and surrendered him to the shelter.Doomed to a life behind bars along with over 100 other dogs.For 5 years Maximus lived a pretty good life with his owners.But now this is what maximus's life is like.Almost 1 whole year living this way…It's just not fair… :-(*Six-year-old Maximus was not properly socialized with other dogs so for now he needs to be the only dog in the home. *He is good with teenagers and adults* Maximus is house and crate trained* up to date with all vaccinations* microchipped* Maximus knows several commands like "sit", "down" & "paw"Come meet Maximus at theTown of Hempstead Animal Shelter 3320 Beltagh Avenue Wantagh, New York 516-785-5220 ask for adoptions Email: adoption@tohmail.org

Posted by Maximus wants to get adopted on Monday, July 22, 2019

Come meet Maximus at the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter. Share his plight with family, friends and social media contacts. Sharing saves lives. Be the voice for Maximus. We are his only hope.

Under the post “Maximus wants to get adopted

“Hi everyone! Thank you again for all of your kind words your support and for sharing my story! I’m staying strong. I know my owners are out there and they will find me soon!…”

Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter

3320 Beltagh Avenue
Wantagh, New York
516-785-5220 ask for adoptions
Email: adoption@tohmail.org

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5 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Since neither one of the original owners wanted Maximus, you can see what kind of an existence he had for the 5 years they had him. Now he can’t get along with other dogs so this limits his adaptability. Many of us who adopt from the shelters already have one or more dogs. I pray someone wants him and he finds a good home.

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  2. Jan Barnes says:

    I CANNOT COMPREHEND GIVING UP A DOG BECAUSE OF A DIVORCE!
    I “CAN” IMAGINE A DIVORCE IN ORDER TO “KEEP” A DOG OR A LEGAL BATTLE FOR CUSTODY OF A DOG!

    SOME BRAINLESS HEARTLESS SUBHUMANS ARE BEYOND SHALLOW!

    PLEASE HELP DARLING MAXIMUS FIND A HOME WITH SOMEONE “SANE” AND “LOVING”!

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