Max VA

Status: Available
Gender: Male
State: Virginia
FA #: 11
Tag #: 4194
Age: 8-9 yrs
Date of Birth: (Birthday unknown)
Weight: 44 lbs
Hair Color: Fawn
Ears: Natural ears
Tail: Docked tail
Reported Good With:
Male Dogs
Female Dogs
Kids Age Range: Kids All Ages

Max has been doing great in foster! He uses the dog door and has free run of the house. Max loves his foster sister, Luci, and foster brother, Apache. He is a real snuggler and loves couch time with his foster parents. Max has a very gentle temperament and is wonderful with children of all ages. He still struggles with going up and down the stairs. Max’s back legs are weak and he has been wearing special shoes that help. He needs the shoes when he is not on a carpeted surface. Max is scheduled to see our vet next Friday. We will update his page after this appointment.

Max has adjusted nicely in his foster home. He is gaining some much needed weight and as he gets stronger, his leg stability has also improved. Max enjoys snuggling with his foster siblings. He has been very sweet with all visitors over the holiday. Max doesn’t jump when new people come in the house and he does well with both adults and children.

Max was originally living in North Carolina and when his owner ended the relationship with his girlfriend, neither could take Max. The teenage son in the home ended up taking Max to his father’s house in Virginia. The father let him wander without a fence and did not want a second dog. He reached out to the shelter in the area and they were the ones to contact AABR to see if we could help because Max was not in a good situation. He was taken to the vet prior to transport, where they estimated Max to be around 8-9 yrs old. Max is significantly underweight, so will be neutered once he is in better shape. He also has a heart murmur, which will be evaluated further.

Max has been transported to his new foster home in Virginia. Everyone that has met Max has commented about what a sweet boy he is. He is doing well with the two other boxers. Max goes to the door when he needs out and has used the dog door a few times. His hind legs are very weak at this time and he will need to gain muscle tone. We will continue to update Max’s progress as he settles in.