Mac — Shelter

Location: Largo, Florida

Saved from a kill shelter at 5 months old, Mac makes the most of his second “leash” on life! He was taken in by an animal behavior expert who saw something special in the unwanted pup, despite Mac’s indifference toward people. That changed once Mac learned to trust, and together they embarked on an amazing journey!

Full of energy, Mac was a natural at agility and diving. Soon he became a freestyle flying disc dog and took on the role of rescue dog ambassador. His skills have wowed thousands of spectators at events, schools and YMCAs. He laps up the attention! Mac caught the eye of Hollywood and starred in two movies, Robo-Dog and Robo-Dog Airborne! His “dog next door” looks landed him in commercials and print, too.

While Mac’s eyes melt hearts his nose could save lives! Because of his affinity for tracking lizards, Mac was trained in scent detection and enrolled in a pilot program to sniff out invasive lizards in Florida. Thanks to his proven natural abilities and small stature, Mac was asked to participate in a COVID Detector Dog program at Florida International University. He works to identify the virus odor on hard-to-reach surfaces on campus, providing valuable data to researchers working to stop the spread.

Perhaps because of his ‘ruff’ first months, Mac has a zest for life and enjoys everything and everyone he encounters. An actor, scent detector and loveable lap dog, Mac represents all that’s ‘pawsible’ for a shelter dog!

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