And now, Max has finally been adopted.
Several families applied to adopt Max, but one stood out to Elli Frank, founder of Mr. Bones & Co., above all the rest.
"We have chosen a very special family, in large part because of the way we believe Max learns best," Frank told The Dodo. "Because he spent so long in isolation, he is a very visual dog. Verbal cues have very little effect on him as he is in sensory overload right now, with so many new sights and smells."
Max now lives with Courtney Kinser and Noel Lamboy, and their 8-year-old daughter Lily - a family absolutely perfect for Max, because Kinser and Lamboy happen to be deaf/hard of hearing, and are both teachers at a school for children who are deaf in New Jersey.