Dog of the Week: Atlas Maverick

NEWTON. Eleventh Hour Rescue is hoping that a house-trained, shy German Shepherd mix will be adopted by a family soon, because the kennel environment scares him.

Newton /
06 Sep 2019 | 01:26

Meet Atlas Maverick from Eleventh Hour Rescue. Atlas is a playful German Shepherd mix who is about 1 ½ years old. He was adopted as a young puppy and returned to Eleventh Hour because they did not have time to train him.

Atlas is scared to be in the kennel environment after only knowing a home environment since he was young. He is housetrained, crate-trained and walks nicely on a leash. Atlas knows some basic commands but could use a little work on his manners. He can be a little shy with new people and protective of his handlers so he should not go to a home with young children.

Atlas gets along with bigger dogs but does not like cats. He would love a home with active owners who can help him burn off some energy and give him the love, time and training he deserves.

To read more about Atlas Maverick, to complete an application for him, or to see all of the adoptable pets, visit: or call 973-664-0865.