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Max MD

Intake Info
Located in MD 
Owner Surrender to Vet
FA #11
Tag #3789
1 Year
(Birthday unknown)
60 lbs
Natural ears
Docked tail
Reported good with other dogs
Reported good with cats
Reported good with kids - 8 or older


It looks like Miracle Max has indeed beat the odds that were against him.  Max is an awesome boxer who is full of wiggles and lots of love.  He is now ready to finish his journey and find his forever home.  Max is great with everybody that he meets.  His dream home would be with an active female dog and a fenced yard to run and play in.  Max does well with both small and large dogs, and he even likes cats!

Max is completely housebroken and crate trained.  He walks well on leash and rides well in the car.  He has become a shadow boy and loves to be close to his human family.  Max has come a long way since coming into rescue.  I know he sounds too good to be true - but he really is!  However, please remember that he is a very active, 1 yr old boxer.  We are looking for a committed home willing to provide exercise and leadership.

Max visited the University of Penn on 9/14/16 for a follow up CT scan and also for his neuter surgery.  Results of the CT scan indicated that most (if not all) of the abscesses have now resolved.  Max will remain on antibiotics for just one more month prior to discontinuing them.  He has very mild instability in his left stifle, which may be due to a partial cruciate ligament tear.  Surgery is not recommended at this time.  Max will need to remain on joint supplements and also a probiotic.  He should be healed from his neuter in 2 weeks, and will then be ready to find his forever family.  If you feel your home is a great fit for Max, apply today for this special boy!


Our Miracle Max has settled in and looks to be beating the odds.  He is doing great in his foster home and every day is a new day for Max.  He is living with three other boxers and loves them dearly.  Max is gaining some much needed weight and everything seems to be headed in the right direction.  Max is wonderful in his crate.  This cutie is very smart and is almost completely housebroken.  Max is also learning his basic commands.  He loves everybody that he meets.  Max is a goofy boy with a great disposition.  Even the cats in his foster home like him!  Max is so easy to walk - he trots proudly beside you.  I can't say enough good things about this boy - he truly is a miracle in the making. 

Max is scheduled to follow up with our vet next week for an exam and updated bloodwork.  We are hoping his PCV levels have increased.  If not, he will need to go back to UPenn for another CAT scan.  Right now, we go day by day and hold hope that Max will continue to recover and heal from whatever caused him all of these issues.  Please continue to support Max.  He is a lucky boy to have been given a second chance.  Max is definitely a very special boxer! 


Max has been discharged from the hospital and just arrived yesterday at his foster home in Maryland.  He was started on oral antibiotics on Thursday in preparation to leave UPenn.  All of his cultures came back negative.  Max has a full cruciate tear, but he is not a candidate for surgery.  He also has a few separated ribs from the blood and infection that were in his chest.  Although he has arrived in foster, we still have a very large bill to pay at the hospital ($16,000) and Max will continue to require frequent follow ups.  His bloodwork will be rechecked in a week and we will do a new CAT scan in a month to see how the abscesses look.  He has come so far and we are hoping he will continue to progress in foster.  His foster mom reports that Max is one of the sweetest dogs.  He is getting along great with all three of his foster siblings.  Thank you for your continued support of Max! 


Max is off oxygen, but is still in the critical care unit.  We have reached our current goal of $9,000, but we anticipate his final bill will end up closer to $15,000.  We will have a better estimate once it is determined if Max is able to have surgery to clear up the multiple abscesses around his spine, groin, and abdomen.  His doctors at UPenn are consulting with the doctors at Cornell, so we know Max is getting the best care we can provide.  Max would like to thank everyone for the donations towards his hospital stay!  We will keep his page updated as the doctors learn more about his condition. 

5/29/16 -

At only 8 months of age, Max is in urgent need of your support.  On Thursday morning, he was brought to the vet with a high fever and complete paralysis.  As he was treated at the vet's office, Max's pain level increased.  He is now able to move his legs, but is unable to stand or walk.  The slightest movement caused him to scream out in pain.  Max was transported to an emergency hospital in Maryland on Friday evening.  They indicated that his fever was 104.2.  Max had a high respiratory rate, bruising on his legs, and fluid in his chest.  His platelets and red blood cell counts were very low.  The emergency hospital felt that the next 48 hours would be critical for Max. 

This evening, the decision was made to move Max to the Penn Vet's Ryan Hospital.  He is in critical condition at this time.  Max will have a blood transfusion this evening.  They are then hoping to tap his chest to examine the fluid.  There will be an ultrasound completed to examine his internal organs.  Max is receiving oxygen to help his breathing. 

The vets do not know if Max will win this battle, but we are doing everything we can to save him.  This boy really needs a miracle.  To help with his care, please visit the following page:

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If you are interested in adopting this dog, please first read our Adoption Procedure, by clicking on the link at the top of this page, then fill out an online application.

Boxers and Applicants are not matched on a first come, first served basis. Not all applications are approved. On average, it takes between a week and 3 months to adopt a Rescue Boxer to an approved applicant, depending on your personal circumstances and flexibility.  

Not every home is the right match for a boxer, and matching Boxers suitable for placement with younger children, other dogs, cats, and special needs, yours and theirs, increases the application review time and adoption time. 

And yes, we realize that the Boxer you may have your heart set on, may be adopted before you're approved.   Should your first choices all ready found their forever home, we want you to advise us at your home visit of other dogs you are interested...  Or let us suggest a few that we feel will match your home.  That is what we are good at.   And be happy for the ones that have been placed... and know that there are way too many fantastic dogs waiting in their place.

Our non-profit organization is wholly comprised of hard-working volunteers whose only reward is seeing our wonderful Boxers placed in loving, permanent homes and given another chance for a happy life. Our process may seem slow, but if you are patient, we will try to provide you with a devoted, loving companion - a Boxer.

We hope you feel that the right Boxer is worth waiting for. 

Adoptions Fee: Please see our adoption info by clicking on the link at the top of this page.



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