The worm has turned with Max. He has been with us for 3 weeks now and other than his charming personality, you wouldn't know he was the same dog. We started him on his Thyroid meds that came with him, given him at least 4 oatmeal shampoo baths, put him on some healthy weight management food, and give him plenty of vitamins. His fur has grown back in completely in all but 2 places and his nose, which was split in 3 places, has completely healed. Max has lost the 10 lbs he needed to lose and is now a lean, mean, loving machine!
Max runs around here all day long playing with 9 month old Rio and it was as if they were both 9 months old. Max is twice her size but is very gentle and lets her climb, jump and walk all over him and he loves it. As you can see in his video, he just loves to run and play. I think he has been reborn not spending any time in a crate. He hasn't destroyed anything except the stuffed animals which he and Mabel and Rio do on a regular basis while playing tug-o-war. He loves pulling the eyes and noses off them and then spit them out and very proud of himself.
This young man is the most mild mannered, affectionate lug to come through these doors. He basically says "thank you" every time he lays in your lap, gets to nap on the bed, gets a treat, and for every stroke on his head. You will not find a better boy than Max. No food, dog or stranger agression and he lives to go for rides as well. He always walks over to the vehicles, turns and looks at you to see if it's ride time before he does his business....every time! We think Max would be best suited in a home with at least one other dog to play with which will give him the exercise he needs.
This really is a "Tale of Two Dogs" as you can see by comparing the photos below with pictures above when he first came into rescue.