Uncle Max was welcomed to Old Dog Heaven on January 31st, 2021. He is a perky 10-year-old Border Collie mix. His family in Utah became unable to care for him. I arranged transportation with the amazing people at Simply Diego's who helped shuttle Uncle Max to Old Dog Heaven!
Uncle Max is an unusual adoption for Old Dog Heaven in that, apart from some skin allergies and joint issues, he appears to be in good health. Uncle Max has behavior issues instead. He must have been traumatized at one point when riding in a car because he cries and barks in fear as soon as the car starts until the engine cuts off (not super fun for the driver!). It is also clear that at some point in his history, Uncle Max was hit. Also, whoever had Uncle Max as a young dog did not really work with him: he is extremely smart, but not as obedient as Border Collies tend to be. We are working on things and he has made great progress!
Uncle Max loves to go on walks, chase tennis balls, and snuggle at night. His favorite toy is a fishing line with nothing on it: he loves to grab at it! He is a quirky little thing with his funny-looking ears and his getting worked up at the skateboards riding by in the neighborhood. He is a sweet, lovey boy who just wants to go-go-go. Uncle Max keeps me on my toes and he teaches me a lot about patience and love. He always makes me laugh and his gentlest little kisses make my day. He is a welcome addition to Old Dog Heaven!