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Get to Know Max


Labrador Retriever Mix




1 Year




Foster Home

Meet Max

Featured 5

Max would love to meet you! She would do best in an adults-only home with an experienced owner where she is the only pet in the home. 

Max is a part of PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 adoption program. 

When you adopt a cat or dog who is a part of PAWS Chicago's Featured 5 program, you will receive:

  • FREE Merrick Pet Care or PAWS prescribed cat or dog food for one year
  • FREE 30-day supply of existing medications
  • FREE training consultation with a PAWS Chicago trainer or recommended behaviorist (for dog adoptions only)

Learn more about PAWS Chicago’s Featured 5 program. 

Max is currently spending time in a foster home, please email to learn more about her. 



Max's Story

Meet Max!  Max is a delightful ray of sunshine whose dream is to spend every single waking moment playing in a pit full of squeaky toys!  That may be a bit unrealistic, so a pit full of tennis balls would be just as fun!  Max is a happy-go-lucky girl who was originally adopted as a young puppy and returned after five months of being in the home when it became apparent that she was not a good fit for the family.  Now she has a second chance at finding the perfect adults-only home with an experienced family who will hopefully buy her lots and lots of toys since she absolutely loves to play!  Max has a hard time meeting new people, but with proper introductions and lots of stinky treats she is bound to become your best friend forever!  She is an active girl who enjoys being outside and going for long walks, although loud and strange noises sometimes spook her, so she would love to walk in low traffic environments first before venturing out to busy streets.

Max recently spent time in a foster home, where her foster family fell madly in love with her!  She reportedly enjoyed chewing on bones, playing fetch, and giving an abundance of puppy smooches!  It took her a bit of time to warm up to her foster parents and her new environment, but once she was completely comfortable she turned into an extremely inquisitive and affectionate girl.  Max is hoping her special someone will soon sweep her off her paws and fulfill her biggest wish of finding a loving forever home!  Could that be you?  Stop on by and meet this cutie today!

  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • Squeak!  Squeak!  I love Squeaky chew toys!
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I love playing with Kong toys!


  • I would love to find an adults-only home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.




Adoption Process

All PAWS Chicago dogs and cats are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up-to-date on shots based on age and arrival date.