Pet of the Week




Please see Max's video below:

Did you know that November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month? Max didn’t either but he hopes that maybe that might help him find a home of his own! The puppies and kittens are the first to be adopted and often our Vintage Models linger here with us much longer.

Max’s first home wasn’t one that really understood his needs. He spent much of him time outside in a dog run, without the company that he so craves and thrives on. Despite that difficult history, Max shines! Sure his coat isn’t as soft as a puppy and he is a bit grey around the muzzle (we like to call that Sugar Lipped) but he is spunky and fun – ready to move on and up in the world!

Adopting a senior pet is a special gift, to you and the pet who you adopt! Older dogs like Max have matured and when you meet them, “what you see is what you get”, there isn’t the same sort of guess work involved. Max doesn’t need the same constant supervision or exercise that that a pup needs either. He does play a great game of fetch though!  

Max is a seven year-old, neutered, short-haired, Chihuahua mix

To Adopt: Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter, 1001 Rodriguez St., Santa Cruz

Click to see other adoptable dogs here at the shelter.