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Please ensure that you read the entire profile prior to submitting either an adoption application or an email seeking further information.

A copy of the Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. Adoption Policy and Process is attached at the bottom of this profile.

While we endeavour to reply to all emails and adoption applications within 3-5 business days, time constraints imposed by other responsibilites may delay our response time.




This stunning little lad is looking for a new family to smother him with love.

maxie frontMaxie is such a gentle soul, not a mean bone in his body and has been raised with kids, cats and other dogs.

Maxie gets along with dogs of all shapes and sizes and despite being a very energetic young pup is very respectful of other dogs when it comes to play time.

Maxie loves to play, he is a working breed so needs constant activities, he loves to run and boy is he great at Zoomies! But mostly Maxie loves to cuddle! This little cuddle monster loves to be around humans and snuggling up on the couch, if people aren't around his next best option is another canine buddy. We would really love Max to go to a new home with an existing dog as he gets quite sad when left alone.

Maxie is suuuuppper smart and so easy to train. He requires a working breed savvy home that will take him to puppy school and then further obedience classes when older. Maxie is not suited to couch potatoes, he loves to get out and about and exercise and socialise but of course couch time snuggles are also a must at the end of the day

If you are interested in adopting Maxie please fill in an APPLICATION FORM with as much detail as possible.

Name Maxie
Age 12 weeks
Breed Border Collie X
Sex Male
Vaccinated Yes
Desexed Yes
Microchip 900139000014269
 Worm & Flea Treated Yes
Adoption Fee $800



Dog Adoption Process

Application Form completed (Dog Adoption Application), with as much detail as possible including any questions you have and information about existing pets

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reviews and contacts successful applicants within approx 3-5 days

Meet and Greet and yard check with the dog/puppy is arranged at a convenient time for both the MAR representative/foster carer and potential adopter, including introductions to existing animals and all members of the potential home.

If there are no issues, the dog/puppy is potentially able to stay at the home from this time for a 2 week trial period to ensure the match is compatible.

Adoption form is filled in and adoption fee paid (refundable within the 2 week trial period)

Adoption Pack including any relevant certificates and medical documentation is provided after the 2 week trial period.

Dog Adoption Policy

Please note: completing an adoption form does not guarantee that an adoption will take place.

Melbourne Animal Rescue Inc. reserves the right to choose the most suitable applicant and reject those deemed less suitable.

Occasionally, there can be multiple applications for the one animal and there is NO 'First In - Best Dressed' - the multiple applications are vetted for the most suitable.

We do our utmost to contact all applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, to inform them of the result but as we are staffed by volunteers, most of whom work full time, occasionally responses are overlooked and we apologise in advance if this occurs.

MAR does not adopt to those who are not permanent residents of Australia.



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