Maxwell wasn't all bad; he just had a lot of energy. And that hangdog face? Well, it didn't mean he was guilty, he just couldn't help it.
But his number was up. And at 9 months old, he had been sentenced to death by lethal injection.
Fortunately for the lab-whippet mix, help was on the way.
"Within a day or two of posting on dogsindanger.com, we found him a great owner," said Paula Werner, program manager at Lake County Animal Care and Control in California.