Favorite Toy: Squeaky stuffed animals, a peanut butter-filled Kong and tennis balls
Favorite Food: Purina One, snow, peanut butter
Favorite Walk: The beach
Best Tricks: Finding toys by name
Arrival Story: We got Maxx from a breeder of all black German Shepherds in Remer, Minnesota.
Bio: I was home from college for the summer when we got Maxx, so I hadto leave him in the fall. My family moved to Virginia the following year. After I graduated from college, my father died and I moved to an apartment by myself and my mom insisted that I have Maxx with me to keep me company. He lived with me for a year and had complications with bloat. We went through the surgery to tack his stomack to his body cavity, come to find out that a simple $14 bottle of pills cleared up the problem. This after several weeks of sutures opening up, bloat reoccurances and several thousands of dollars later. I had to move again, and could not have a "vicious breed" like a German Shepherd, so I took him back to be with my mom. My mom died January of '07, so my brother in St. Louis came to get Maxx and take care of him until I could find a place where I could have him. I just got a house and close at the end of July, and will be taking a trip to St. Louis to retrieve Maxx. We'll start training for him to be a therapy dog soon after.
I'm buying my ticket today. Auguest 3rd, I'll be on a plane to St. Louis to bring Maxx home. It'll be a new home for all of us. Our first home. No more apartment-life for Maxx. No more landlords refusing to rent to me because I have a "vicious" breed. Our own space, our rules, our freedom.
I'll get there on the third and spend that day and the next hanging out with my brother, his family, Maxx and their two new puppies, Sir Maxx and Doc Berry. Then on the 5th, Maxx and I will board a plane and return to Rhode Island andto our new house. It's right next to a huge park, for long walks and swims in the pond. I can't wait to have him home.