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NB: We do not rehome interstate or to applicants under 25. It is our policy not to rehome dogs in the Sunraysia area. As rescue groups have transported thousands of homeless dogs from Mildura and Sunraysia pounds over the last decade, we do not intend to send any back there.
Breed: Male Jack Russell X Maltese terrier
DOB: 26/09/2008 Weight: 5.4kg Location: Pakenham
A sweet little man looking for his Fairy Godmother.
Max came into care after experiencing a life of living in a 2×2 cage with another dog in squalid conditions. Sadly after they were seized and taken to a shelter Max’s friend was in such poor condition that he was pts. Max then came to us.
Since being rescued Max’s heart and curiosity constantly soars.
Max has gone through a significant change in his life and he has done so well to adapt to living in a home. He still finds a couple of things a bit confusing like doors can open towards you and when this happens you can find yourself a little stuck behind it if you just go with the door. You have to let the door swing past you so you can go through it.
As you can imagine living in really poor conditions and not having regular access to the basics like clean water and food can have a long term impact on your body. We have discovered that Max has grade two kidney disease, poor muscle structure, incontinence when sleeping and a couple of other old age deteriorating conditions. The kidney disease does mean Max is requiring palliative care. The best we can do is try to slow it down through management.
Max’s current daily requirements to support these are:
Kidney disease – maintaining his required diet.
Poor muscle structure – exercises at home which he really enjoys.
Incontinence when sleeping – please note Max is toilet trained and does use a doggy door. This is just when he is sleeping. He has his beds that he loves and pee pads a placed in them. A daily load of washing of 2 blankets and one towel is required and Max will need a wipe down and a bath every couple of days.
Can you believe it? Despite how Max has been treated by people he just wants to love and be loved. He is doing well in foster care but he does not want to be a part of a pack. He wants to be an only dog where he can love and be loved all by himself. You really can’t blame him can you.
Max does suffer from separation anxiety and will follow his people everywhere. He is quite possibly worried that the love and kindness will disappear. Given the horrible hand this little man has been dealt for all his life, we are determined to make his time as happy as possible.
Max is fourteen but he has the spirit and energy of a ten year old. He loves life and all it has to offer. Some of his interests and loves are – blankets the softer the better, his beds, going for walks (he is quite the explorer and loves to take in all the smells the world has. He currently goes on two a day). Belly rubs – he wiggles all around while you rub his belly, food and his humans.
Could you be Max’s special person? He has been waiting his whole life for you!
Check out this cute video of Max:
Microchip Number: 982009106021642 Source Number: RE120211 Medical Notes: Max has kidney disease. He has had a recent dry eye diagnosis.
All our dogs are desexed, C5 vaccinated with intranasal, microchipped, wormed and flea treated. All necessary vet work such as dentals, surgery, eye treatment is also carried out. We are no longer heartworm testing as we have not had one positive test since we began in 2006. If a dog comes to us on heartworm treatment this is continued.