Rescuers hope that the dog's neater look will help him secure not just comfort, but what he needs the most - a permanent home with a family who loves him. Keeping the naturally shaggy dog from being buried in unruly locks again will take dedication, but Noel says it would be worth it for such a "friendly and bubbly" dog as Max.
"He needs somebody that has a bit more time on their hands, that can give him a wee bit more attention. His last owners were very busy, a young family, so maybe they just didn't have enough time to give him the attention that he needs," he said.
"He'll need daily groomings by his owners, then to be professionally groomed every six to eight weeks."
To learn about how to support more happy transformations, visit Donegal Pet Rescue's website here.