Don't ask about the bite mark
Tag Cat Bell(doesn't ring)
Gender Male
Species/Breed Cat/Unspecific Black breed
Owner(s) Jeff
Friends & Family Grape(Girlfriend), Peanut,
Marvin, Tarot,
The Bigglesworths
Affiliation N/a
Location Dimension Prime, Babylon Gardens

Maxwell, or "Maxie" is a character in Housepets! He's a black cat that lives with Bino and is Grape's boyfriend.

He first appeared Fido's Return in the strip It's a Dog Thing .

Official Site BiographyEdit

Maxwell likes to be snarky and caustic far more than is healthy for a cat, and it shows. He lives with Bino, and eggs him on often because it’s fun to torment the dogs and their idea of a social hierarchy.

Max is often known as ‘that annoying neighbor cat’ by the owners of other pets, and instead of sleeping like most cats, he gets his energy by being annoying. It’s almost like photosynthesis, only with grinding on peoples’ nerves instead of sunlight. Max isn’t the leader of anything in particular, but he’s friends with all the cats in the neighborhood for better or worse.

He is Grape’s boyfriend and gets all the snuggle benefits thereof.


Maxwell tries to be suave, daring, and romantic, but what he really is is a slightly desperate and alley cat. He has self-doubt issues, primarily from Grape's constant fawning over muscular animals. He is shown to taunt others, mainly Bino, when he can.

Physical AppearanceEdit

Maxwell is a black and dark gray tuxedo cat with turquoise eyes. He is shown commonly wearing a blue collar with a big yellow bell on it, which oddly doesn't ring. One of his most defining traits is that part of his right ear has been bitten off, which he doesn't like to talk about.

General InformationEdit

Maxwell is Bino's pet-brother. He is generally shown interacting with Grape. He first met Grape when she was younger, but didn't find out she was a girl until much later, and they started dating soon after that. Due to their relationship Max gets dragged into multiple adventures on this world and others, and he's not always happy about that.



Grape is Max's tomboyish girlfriend. They first became friends when Grape saved his life when they where young. It was quite a shock for him to discover she was a girl, and much like Peanut, he developed feelings for her very soon after that. In N-ple Date they started dating, and have stayed together ever since. Though Grape often gets distracted by buff cats in tribal wear or stacked canines occasionally, Max has come to terms with the fact that Grape's crushes are a part of who she is.


Peanut is Max's failed rival for Grape's affection, though this was never taken anywhere. Though in Imaginate, Too! Peanut was shown to be jealous of his relationship with Grape. Peanut has since gotten over it and they appear to be good friends now, playing together in multiple Imaginates.


Despite being pet-brothers these two do not get along at all. Bino commonly tries to push superiority over Max, and Max commonly makes fun of Bino in return. They are also shown to get into fights.


Sabrina is Max's ex-girlfriend, but not much is known about how their relationship was or what caused them to break up. Grape loves to tease Max over it.


Though originally shown as friends, Marvin and Max haven't been seen interacting much anymore, though they are still presumably friends.


  • Max's signature smile resembles the Cheshire Cat's from Alice in Wonderland.
  • The bell on Max's collar doesn't ring, as stated in Indiana Was The Dog's Name.
  • Max's profile image was a sketch by Rick Griffin then colored in by Housepets forumite Cesco

Dogs Peanut | Bino | Fox | King | Tarot | Fido | Joey | Sasha | Tiger | Bailey | Ralph | Kevin | Duchess | Rex | Lester | Dallas | Yeltsin | Boris | Satau | Mungo
Cats Grape | Max | Sabrina | Marvin | Res | Jasper | The Bigglesworths | Fiddler and Keys | Delusional Steve | Ptah
Others Zach | The Milton Ferrets (Keene, Lana, Rock, Simon, Pit and Duke) | The Wolves Pack | Karishad | Raccoons | Itsuki | Jessica | Spo | Squeak | Jata | What Chicken | Bruce and Roosevelt
Humans Earl Sandwich | Jill Sandwich | Ryan Byron | Bill Lindberg | Jerry Arbelt | Jeff | Jake | Jeeves | Mr. Steward | Joel Robinson
Fictional Spot (Superdog) | Stripe | Jim-Jim | Bat-Bat | Regular Hawk | Criminals | Pridelands Characters
Celestials Pete the Griffin | Spirit Dragon | Great Kitsune | Cerberus | Bahamut | Denizens of Heaven

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