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Sydney - FOSTER NEEDED (adopter too!!)   

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Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, ...
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Sydney - FOSTER NEEDED (adopter too!!)
Australian Shepherd
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Meet Sydney! She is a petite girl whose body bore evidence of a horrific life prior to rescue. The veterinarians suspect she was used as a bait dog. She was rescued in an area known to be a dumping ground for bait dogs. Sydney came to Maxx & Me terrified, emaciated, body covered with scars and wounds and needing urgent emergency medical care. Sydney girl had to fend for herself her entire life. The scars are visible from the outside but have also greatly hurt her and her ability to trust humans. Once she trusts you, she LOVES YOU and will not want to leave your side!

Sydney requires a loving, kind and patient foster and adopter. She is a flight risk so she needs an experienced foster who will ensure they keep her safe. She does not like being separated from her human and wants someone home a lot to be her buddy. She is good with the senior dogs in boarding doggy daycare and would be fine with a calm dog buddy or as your one and only. No small kids as she hasn't been tested with them. A secured 5-6' fenced yard is an absolute requirement! You will have to double leash (harness and martingale for example) for a while when taking her on a walk as loud noises can scare her. She loves to snuggle and be close to her humans. She is housebroken.. Sydney knows sit, stay and stay to wait for food! Sydney weighs about 37 lbs +/-, is spayed, up to date on vaccines and microchipped. Her adoption donation is only $250!

If you would like to meet any of our dogs please fill out an adoption application on
Maxx & Me is an all volunteer, all foster home rescue and do not have a shelter. Please allow at least 48 hours for applications to be processed (missing information may slow the process, so please take your time and be thoughtful in your answers). All dogs posted are available (so no need to ask). We place dogs based on best home for each dog and not order of applications received. Email us at for updates and questions. Thank you for choosing rescue.


  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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