ATLANTA - Max the puppy started his first official day at FOX 5 Tuesday morning, and we couldn’t be more excited!
The 12-week-old Golden Retriever is working to become a service dog with Canine Assistants and once he’s done he’ll be paired with a veteran in need. It’s a project called “Operation Max.”
Max is now in the hands of the FOX 5 team. Each week, he’ll stay with a few members of our staff in their homes and will come to work every day. Max's FOX 5 foster team includes a select few who have gone through training with Canine Assistants.
At work, Max will socialize with everyone at the station, greet guests and make appearances on Good Day Atlanta.
On Max’s first official day at FOX 5, he appeared in the 8 and 9 a.m. hours of Good Day Atlanta, as well as on FOX 5 News at Noon. In between shows, Max got some rest and enjoyed simply being a puppy.
Max’s education will feature a combination of teachings from Canine Assistants instructor Kristen LaFevers, as well as his foster parents here at the station. This schedule will be nothing new to Max, because CA puppies begin their training at just two days of age!
Max is spending his first week with Donna Bell, who works as an Account Executive in the sales department at FOX 5.
LEARN MORE: Operation Max
Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization based out of Milton. They place 75-100 dogs annually that work as service dogs, seizure response, and companions.
In about 18 to 24 months, Max will be matched with a veteran in need. In the meantime, we look forward to continue sharing our experience with you.
Stay up to date with Max:
- Watch Good Day Atlanta
- Follow Max on Twitter
- Track #OperationMax on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter