Maverick!

 

 

Meet Maverick, one of the sweetest and smartest Aussies around. He is the definition of a Gentle Giant. He’s a standard size Aussie – he weighs in at 62 pounds – but don’t bother telling him he’s not a lap dog. He doesn’t know it!

We think Maverick is around 1-1/2 years to 2 years old. He’s fully grown but has puppy-like tendencies, such as quietly moving slippers and socks around the house. He also has the spunk and energy of a young pup. He loves to play with tennis and bouncy balls in the house, and also loves a good chew toy or bone. He’s a heavy chewer but hasn’t shown any destructive tendencies.

In his prior life, Maverick lived outside tied up. He’s adapted well to being an indoor dog and loves being part of a human pack. He’s house trained and will let you know when it’s time to go outside. He has crate skills but uses them only in the car (because otherwise he thinks he needs to be right next to you navigating). He’s still refining his house manners such as receiving guests and keeping his nose off the kitchen counter, but has quickly picked up leash skills as well as commands “sit”, “heel”, “climb” and “leave it.” He’s up for any challenge and responds well to consistent training.

Maverick is a big dog who requires a big yard with a fence so he can get his wiggles out. He also enjoys stretching his legs on daily walks. Based on his tendency to chase rabbits and squirrels, we’re not sure he’d do well with cats or other small house pets. Although we were told he was turned in to the shelter along with six cats, so who knows? He adores his full-size Aussie foster brother and loves to wrestle, but also enjoys quiet time. He requires slow introductions to new dogs. He does well with children but I his foster experience hasn’t been around kids younger than 12.

Maverick is up-to-date on his age-appropriate vaccinations and has been fecal tested (negative), heart-worm tested (negative), micro-chipped and neutered. He takes monthly preventatives for heart-worm prevention and flea/tick prevention.

Maverick is being fostered in St.Louis, Missouri.

10 thoughts on “Maverick!

  1. Hello,
    We’d love to meet Maverick. We lost our standard Aussie Bella this summer. She was an amazing dog who instantly became a part of our household, after being negelected for years. We miss her terribly and are looking to find an Aussie who needs to be adopted by two loving parents. My partner Clayton and I live in Kansas City. We have no children but a big yard waiting for Maverick. My partner Clayton will be in St Louis to visit his family who live in the area starting on 12/20/18. He would love the chance to meet Maverick while he’s home to see if he’s a good fit for us. Please let me know the next steps.

    1. Hi Phil –

      Thank you for your interest in Maverick! We only do meet and greets with approved applicants, so the next step is to complete an application found on this website.

      Look forward to receiving it!

      The CARS Team

  2. What is the adoption fee for maverick and the adoption requirements ? He is a beautiful dog and I am very interested in adopting him.

    1. Maverick is still accepting applications. If you have not completed one we ask that you do so, for we only do meet and greets with approved adopters. The application is on this website as well as the adoption fees and the requirements 🙂
      We look forward to receiving your application!
      Sincerely,
      The CARS Team

    1. Hi Catherine-

      Maverick is still accepting applications. If you have not completed one we ask that you do so, for we only do meet and greets with approved adopters. The application is on this website 🙂
      We look forward to receiving your application!
      Sincerely,
      The CARS Team

    2. Maverick is still accepting applications. If you have not completed one we ask that you do so, for we only do meet and greets with approved adopters. The application is on this website 🙂
      We look forward to receiving your application!
      Sincerely,
      The CARS Team

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