More to love -
Nadia and Max
Nadia (born 11/23/2017) and
Max (born 7/30/2017) entered rescue
together as a result of their owner
experiencing health issues. They have
been together since January of 2018.
As is expected for their age, they are very
bonded and cue on each other. Both are
altered, heartworm negative, and up to date
Max and Nadia
are both high energy, but also love cuddling with
their humans and are very loving. They play
together wildly, wrestling and chasing, but
have good boundaries with each other.
Neither appears to have resource guarding
issues, and a favorite game is playing chase
with their toys. She loves a good tug
o’ war with her moose stuffy and he likes to
play soccer with a rubber Kong ball.
When playing, they may forget the humans are
not part of their games, and get mouthy or
jump all over them. Both need guidance and
boundaries, and are at the ankle-nipping,
shoe-chasing stage. Neither has chewed
household objects or furniture.
Continued training and socialization with
both dogs and humans is important for them.
They lived in a household
with cats. The former owner said Max
had an understanding with their cats that
was largely based on the cats being able to get
somewhere else. He wanted to chase and play
rough. Nadia was said to be good with
cats. Outdoors, tight control on lead is
necessary for both, since neither recalls
presently and if they get loose, they may
prove elusive. He adores walks, and
can be very busy on the lead, but after a
bit, redirects and settles down. She
does not like being put on lead and will run
from the lead, but once on and going on a
walk is well-behaved and enjoys the walk. She has met new people and dogs on lead and
was appropriate. She is very vocal, but
submissive. A fenced yard is a must.
Since they focus on each
other, they should probably be separated
when training. He tends to learn more
quickly when not distracted by other dogs.
They have both learned sit and shake, Max
being the faster learner. Both are
kissers and love tummy rubs. They like
to sleep near each other, but have crated
well and currently overnight in crates.
They have no known health issues.
Nadia has a
straightened tail due to old, fused
fractures. She has problems with
anxiety and submission urination but
is getting better as she learns to trust her
humans. She benefits from a strict
housebreaking routine. Early in a new
relationship, she will be very tentative in
approaching, and may bolt. After
developing trust, she becomes your shadow.
Her energetic excitement when you come home
and greet her may result in potty accidents,
but that should improve as she matures.
Max and Nadia would probably be fine if
separated, they would love to stay together. If
you have the time and patience to bring this
pair of wildly energetic and loving
youngsters into your home, please
to fill out an application to
adopt and don't forget to mention their
names. They would love to
brighten your life with their antics.