MAXINE aka “Maxie” to her foster mom is a petite and adorable 2.5 year old German Shepherd mix. She was surrendered by her owner when she needed a costly surgical procedure and medical attention, and the owner simply couldn't afford it. She had a prolapsed rectum due to having had diarrhea for an extended period of time that wasn't addressed. She was also extremely emaciated, and full of parasites. The good news is, she's on the great road to recover. Now living a happy and MUCH healthier, normal life in foster care, this cutie is on the search for her perfect family!
Maxine is a soft-eared sweetheart, who is very loving and bonds with her people quickly. She is also a very well-mannered dog. She waits for permission to eat, to come through the door from the outside, now walks well on a leash with a gentle leader, is house trained, and crate trained. She likes to give doggie kisses, and is quite a talker – she is a “happy barker” and just wants to “talk” the ear off her foster mom about how happy she is that her people are home for the day from work, and how much she loves them. She really enjoys car rides, and going out to places with her foster family. She will even share all of the exciting things that she sees as you drive by!
Maxie has a favorite green bouncy ball which she loves to play with, but may need some practice sharing toys with other dogs. She does gets along well with her other foster siblings, but may be just fine as an only dog. Maxine has not yet been tested with cats.
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After a long recovery following surgery Maxine has put on weight and her health is now in a steady state. She does best when fed 3-4 times a day and will need to be kept on a special diet- both of these help avoid flare ups of her IBD. She can occasionally be fed just twice a day, but would not recommend it long term.
Maxie is a sweetheart of a dog who needs just a little extra medical awareness/attention, and LOTS of love! Do you have a heart big enough for this girl?
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