Maxwell is a stunning young guy with a fun & endearing personality. He was found wandering the streets in Philadelphia, looking for a bite to eat and place to lay his big gorgeous head. The staff at ACCT fell in love with his helper-dog personality and recommended him to the Hounds of Prison Education program. Being just a young teenagery kinda guy who wasn’t accustomed to living in a human house, they thought he could benefit from some human bonding and learning a few manners to make him even more loveable. He is getting just that in the HOPE program and will be so ready to be a part of a family in just a few weeks! Could that family be yours? Maxwell does well with other dogs and enjoys human affection. He would be a great fit for an active owner since he is a young and active boy! Maxwell has learned many basic commands and continues to work on loose leash walking, showing progress every week. His photos just don’t capture his gorgeous coat and eyes, and they sure don’t capture the essence of his sweet, playful soul! But we’ll keep trying!


We spent a lot of time playing outside with Toad this week! Those guys are besties and we're sure going to miss him when he leaves for his forever home in a couple of weeks. We are pretty sure that's going to happen, so we're trying to play as much as we can. This week I was sitting at my desk doing school work and Max decides it's time to play. He goes into his crate and brings out all of toys, one by one, and puts them in my lap. He's looking at me like, 'Come on guy, it's time to play!' He's such a social dude and when he's able will lay down with his head just outside the cell door, watching everyone and looking for attention. He also likes to sleep on my bunk and hog the bed! But it's not all work and no play. This week we worked on recall and he's getting it! He knows his name and will come when called.


We had a good week with a lot of playtime with Toad. We also did some running this week, but it didn't tire him out enough as he decided to chew up my bath towel while I was at lunch. I came back to find he had dragged my towel into his crate and shredded it! His big head just looking at me so proud and please to see me. I couldn't even be mad, even though he is a stinker. In another incident this week, he was laying on my bed playing with a ball and farted so loud he scared himself! He jumped up, dropped the ball, looked behind him, looked back at me like, 'What was THAT?' He looked so surprised like that had never happened to him before! It was seriously funny! This week we've been working on stay and wait, taking treats gently, and walking nicely on the leash. He gets a gold star on the stays & waits, but the treats and loose leash walking are a work in progress.


This week Maxwell worked on stay and paw. He got the paw part down, but the stay is a work in progress. Max loves doing commands for treats. We have been working on loose leash walking, so he doesn't pull me like a snow dog with a sled. He also got a bath this week and loved playing in the water! He nibbled at the stream from the house and splashed around with a big grin on his face. He's such a playful pup that likes to fetch ball, run, jump and do his antics, all with the ball in his mouth. He played around with the Toad too, rolling in the grass and wrestling. Maxwell enjoys greeting people in the prison, it doesn't matter who they are, and he's doing better not jumping up on people. He is learning to sit nicely and wait for their attention.


Meet Maxwell! He arrived last week and this young guy has won hearts already. He's around 70 lbs of fun! He's also really smart and knows how to sit, down, stand and touch in just a couple of days.






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