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!
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
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!
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!
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.
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
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: