Meet Max: He is a Brittany Spaniel-Beagle mix on a mission to find rescue dogs, like himself, a loving forever home.
NBC4 Today Weekend Anchor Hattie Hawks and her husband adopted Max from a small Central Ohio rescue called Pets Without Parents. Every week, Max and Hattie introduce viewers to other rescue dogs in search of forever homes.
This week, Hattie and Max stopped by the Fairfield County Dog Adoption Center & Shelter to meet Bella, a 3-year-old boxer mix who is ready to meet her forever family, and Trigger, a 7-year-old mixed breed who would make the perfect lap dog.
“She is really sweet, really affectionate, loves to play with other dogs, loves to be around people,” Fairfield County Dog Warden Todd McCullough said. “She is one of those dogs who has been here so long she doesn’t get the opportunity to shine.”
Bella would do best in a home that has another dog she can play with.
“She really loves to socialize and really follows good cues and does a good job of understanding other dogs, so she really is the kind of ideal second or third dog,” McCullough said.
Bella is well-behaved, follows basic commands, walks well on a leash and is gentle with everyone. Like most dogs who have been in the shelter a while, she may seem very excited at first. She has been at the shelter for 126 days, but she will calm right down after a little while.
On any given day, the shelter has at least 40 dogs in their care and their capacity is only 50.
“We want people to know that this is not a bad place,” McCullough said. “This is a place where we are really trying everything we can to get dogs in good homes and back in original homes.”
Fairfield County is one of the shelters participating in NBC’s Clear the Shelters day on Aug. 18, but instead of just one day, they’re doing the entire week.
“For the whole week, we are going to adopt dogs for $30, which is $100 off our normal adoption price,” McCullough said. “We have several long-time dogs that we hope are gone before the event even starts.”
Another one of those long-term dogs is Trigger, a 7-year-old mix who would make a great cuddle buddy. She’s the perfect lap dog and would love to just snuggle up and watch movies all day long.
To learn more about adopting Bella or Trigger, visit the Fairfield County Dog Adoption Center & Shelter’s website. For more information about Max’s Mission, check out Hattie’s Facebook page and follow along with Max’s adventures on Instagram.
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