Buddy has a new, permanent home, and a new name—he's Max now. In case you're entering late in our story, Max needed a home. As it turn out, there was a home that needed a Max.
If your home needs a Max (or a Buddy) you can find one at your local Humane Society. Or, if you live in the New York metro area, try North East Rottweiler Rescue (NERR); folks down in Austin, Texas, might try Austin Pets Alive.