Special Dog Seeks Special Home: Maverick the Meatball

Inspired by our founder Ali Jarvis’ “lemon” dog, Luc, this series is dedicated to local, special-needs pups looking for loving homes. This week’s adoptable pooch is scooped up and served to you by ScoopyPoo DoggyDoo PickUp.

Name: Maverick

Stats: 4-year-old, 50-lb pit bull

Location: Twin Cities

Rescue: A Rotta Love Plus


SWD: We are absolute suckers for a face like that! Tell us about Maverick.

ARLP: He’s even cuter in person, if you can believe it. We can’t walk him anywhere without getting stopped by people wanting to tell us he’s the cutest darn pupper they’ve ever seen. Luckily Maverick adores attention and is happy to let strangers admire him up close.

SWD: What a friendly boy! Sounds like he’s an amazing ambassador for his breed. So what’s his special need?

ARLP: Maverick doesn’t have any special needs. He’s good with dogs and people, and is especially great with kids. He’s house trained and crate trained, too.

SWD: No special need? Bamboozled again!

ARLP: He does have an extra-special personality, though. He’s a total goofball and loves chasing a ball or squeaky toy. He lacks accurate brakes so he usually ends the round of fetch by bashing headfirst into nearby furniture.

SWD: We feel sorry for the furniture. What would make the perfect home for Maverick?

ARLP: Maverick has so much love to give; he’d appreciate a family who doesn’t mind LOADS of snuggles and kisses. He loves being around kids and doesn’t mind a bit of rowdyness. He needs a walk or a game of fetch every day to be on his best behavior, but then is thrilled to settle down on the sofa with you. We suspect he didn’t get a lot of training in his early years, so he’s still learning how to be his best self in some ways (personal space? What’s that?). His ideal new family will be willing to continue working on his manners. Luckily, ARLP offers training classes FREE for the life of their adopted dogs! We can’t wait for Maverick to continue his journey to “total rockstar” with his forever family.

If you’re interested in giving this beautiful beefcake the forever home he deserves, head to his adoption page.

Maverick’s story is brought to you by ScoopyPoo, ready to keep your yard delightfully doo-free this spring. Call the crew today to scoop up all that poo, ’cause it’s melting season and there are many piles to be revealed. For dog’s sake, let someone else be on dooty. (612-374-3000) 

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