My name is Maxo (TN)!

Maltese Dog for adoption in Chattanooga, Tennessee - Maxo (TN)
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Facts about Maxo (TN)

  • Breed: Maltese
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11319642

Adoption Donation: $75.00


Look at this sweet face!

Poor Maxo was terribly can tell from his 'before' grooming picture. Maxo is only 8 years old but has suffered such neglect that he is in the condition of a much older dog, but he needs love too! He is blind in the milky eye but no glaucoma. He has ok sight in the other eye but not full sight. He can see well enough to get around easily. He also has some hearing loss.  He does hear but has trouble sometimes determining where the sound is coming from. His teeth are bad and he needs a dental and has a grade 4 heart murmur and his heart is enlarged.

To add insult to injury, Maxo is heartworm positive. He also has some cysts which need to be removed, but because of the condition of his heart, the vet is afraid to anesthetize him for his dental and for the cyst removals. We will be putting him on monthly heart worm preventive to initiate a slow-kill method which should take several months. If he can be cleared of heart worms, perhaps he can then be anesthetized to finish his vetting.

He can't have his inoculations until the heart worms are gone, so he's going to be with SCMR for a while until he can be adopted or unless someone wants him just as he is and is willing to work with his health issues.

He's so sweet!  If anyone wants to be a Sponsor Angel, Maxo sure could use your help! For now he is in Chattanooga getting lots of TLC!


May 28, 2017

We decided to go ahead and try the traditional heartworm treatment on Maxo since he seems strong as a result of good nutrition. Maxo completed his heartworm treatment and came through it with flying colors! So no slow-kill method which would have taken a year. We can move on with his vetting! Next on the agenda will be his dental and shots and removal of the little cysts on his back. Maxo was withdrawn at first but now that he knows he is loved, he has blossomed and has a sweet and loving personality.


Out-of-state adoptions are possible; however, the approved adoptive home is responsible for making the necessary arrangements to pick up their new little one.


To be considered to adopt me, please fill out an APPLICATION.


NOTE: SCMR DOES NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10 years or homes with Electric Fences.

You can help make a difference one dog at a time.

If you would like to sponsor one of our babies, we accept online donations via PayPal or send a check to us at P.O. Box 2005, Chattanooga, TN 37409. We thank you for whatever you can help us with. Any donation is appreciated and is tax deductible as we are a qualified non-profit 501(c)3 organization.

 All our males are sent with BELLY BANDS! 


for a one time Donation that goes direct to SCMR please go to our paypal link:

About SCMR - TN

About Our Rescue Group...

We are dedicated to rescuing and caring for Maltese and other toy breeds (as room allows) who are either rescued from shelters, found as strays, or no longer wanted by their family.

We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization so all donations are tax deductible. These little dogs need YOUR help now. SCMR takes in many "extreme-needs" Maltese and our vet bills can be very high. Every little bit helps. Additionally we can always use things such as dog beds, heartworm preventative, flea preventative, harnesses etc. Donations can be made out to SCMR and mailed to:

Southern Comfort Maltese Rescue
PO Box 2005
Chattanooga, TN 37409

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are in wonderful foster homes, throughout the US, primarily in the southeast.. We are sorry, but there is no "shelter" available for you to visit.

We are committed to finding the best home possible for each of our little ones, so that they don't end up in a similar situation down the road. Out of state adoptions are possible. The new owner is required to help with the transportation of the dog though, as we will not ship them. Additionally, all dogs requiring transportation must have a crate or seatbelt harness for their safety.

Can't adopt? Consider being a FOSTER PARENT. All foster homes undergo the same screening that an adoptive home will. You must be committed to the potential lifetime care of the animals and be responsible for helping select and qualify their forever homes. IF YOU CAN FOSTER, please fill out a FOSTER APPLICATION.

Our Adoption Process...

To be considered to adopt one of our babies, please fill out an APPLICATION. A PDF version of the application is also available for download. Adopting any animal takes a lot of commitment. We require an application, reference check, home visit, and adoption donations depending upon the age of the animal and the medical expenses. Each dog has had all vaccinations, been dewormed, heartworm tested (and treated if necessary), dental (if needed), spay/neuter, and any other medical attention he/she needs. The adoption fee helps recover a PORTION of the money spent on each rescued animal.
We need COMPLETED applications; we cannot start the adoption approval process unless we have a fully completed application.

If you do not supply complete information on your APPLICATION, we do not have time to track it all down. Vet contact information on your application is very important, please include it.

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ THE BIO OF ANY DOG IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED SINCE THERE MAY BE ADOPTION RESTRICTIONS. We do NOT adopt to homes with children under the age of 10 years or homes with Electric Fences.

Homes with fenced yards are given preference to those without (all other things being equal).

Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and we all work full time in addition to doing rescue. Any help in speeding up the adoption process is appreciated. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

** NOTE** We do NOT encourage giving pets as GIFTS. However, you may pay the adoption fee as a 'gift' for your special someone, but we will require an adoption application to be completed by the adopter (recipient of your 'gift').

Our dogs come to us from various sources including shelters. We do not always know the full history of the dog, some have come from abusive or neglectful situations. We will share as much information on the dogs as we can with 'approved prospective homes'.

When an application is approved, the home check goes well, and all vet references and application information checks out, a signed and notarized contract is required to finalize the adoption process. MS Word and PDF versions of our Adoption Contract are available for download from our website,