After initial evaluation by our veterinarian, we found that Maverick was heartworm positive (the treatment will be covered by LWH), will need to be neutered, and he has quite an extensive wound. The majority of his nose is missing leaving his nasal cavity partly exposed. In addition to his nose, his upper lip is missing and the front teeth on both his upper & lower jaw are gone - presumably from being pulled. The remaining teeth are all filed down and/or in very poor condition. His nose & mouth wound looks older and appears to have completely healed. He has a hole on the inside of his mouth that leads to his nasal cavity, but our veterinarian has suggested leaving it for now to see if it will close on its own. Additionally, Maverick seems to have beginning stages of Kidney Disease, although we are hopeful with proper treatment and care, it will be reversible, to a certain degree.
Aside from his medical issues, this boy is so, so sweet. Maverick is doing well in his foster home with a lovely nurse from Tabor Road, where he is healing and learning how to enjoy being a dog. He likes playing with the other dogs in the home, however, he would prefer to be without cats. Maverick has healed nicely from his wounds and is ready to find a forever family to call his own.
Maverick is looking for a forever home who will truly show him what love is. He is a sweet, sweet guy who deserves a home that will treat him like the royalty he is! He enjoys the company of other dogs, but would prefer a home with *no cats* and he may have some extenuating medical needs throughout his life, as well. If you are interested in adopting Maverick, please visit www.mylongwayhome.org/pitbulls/adopt or email firstname.lastname@example.org - thank you!
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