Stats: 2 years old, male
Location: Dallas/FW, TX
Adoption Fee: $275
Financial stability for anticipated future knee surgery
Willing to continue training for leash reactivity and/or hire a trainer
Maverick is an amazing 2 year old, lower energy standard Aussie looking for his forever home that he can shower with affection. Maverick is a true velcro dog – you move, he moves; you look at him, he comes over for attention. He LOVES his people, getting pets, and snuggling. He lives peacefully with dogs of all ages and energy levels as well as kitties.
Maverick is a happy go lucky boy who doesn’t have a care in the world! He’s never met a stranger – person or animal, and doesn’t have a mean bone in his body. He does get SO EXCITED to meet new dogs that it comes out as leash reactivity. He needs continued training to get better about managing his reactions so he can calmly meet or pass other dogs on leash. He otherwise walks fairly well on leash and absolutely loves loading up in the car to go on any adventure with you.
Maverick has already undergone major orthopedic surgery while in foster care to repair a torn CCL on his right leg. Unfortunately, the TPA (tibial plateau angle) on his left leg is already double what it should be normally. But there is not current tear in that CCL, so no surgery can be done right now. However, the orthopedic specialist who has been treating him said it is highly likely (90%) that the left CCL will tear in the future and require the same surgery he had on his right leg. The estimated cost is $4,500.
Maverick currently weighs 58 lbs. and is still on a diet to lose about 5-8 more pounds to get to his goal weight and have the least added pressure on both of his back legs. He does have to be maintained on daily joint supplement for life.
Maverick is house trained, can be trusted home alone uncrated, and knows basic commands. He is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, Heartworm negative, and on monthly Heartworm and flea prevention.
He is available for adoption in Texas only. His adoption fee is $275 plus required sales tax. If you have an application on file with us already and would like to be considered for Maverick, please contact us!
Please note: All our dogs are adopted as inside pets and family members only and all current or past pets in the home must have proof of being kept up to date on vaccinations and Heartworm prevention - NO EXCEPTIONS!