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Size: Medium
Age: Senior
Gender: Male
Breeds: Miniature Pinscher, Crossbreed
Unknown with Kids

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Does that first picture catch your attention?  Adorable right?  Don’t worry about his leg as it’s healed now and doing much better. 

Instead of us telling you about Maxx, here’s the email we received from the veterinarian/surgeon who is caring for him - speaks volumes not only about this kind man who kept Maxx from being euthanized but about Maxx - he was just so special he couldn’t let it happen.  WE hope you read this and just have to adopt this senior boy!!!

 Amy,  I hope all is well.  I was hoping you may be able to help me find a new home for a foster I have named Max.  We repaired a humerus fracture on Max January 17th and discharged him the following day.  That Evening the owners took him to the local emergency clinic AEC to have him euthanized in hopes they would not have to pay the remainder of their bill.  Luckily the Dr. recognized the patient recently had surgery (due to his large spica splint) and found out we had done surgery the day before.  As you know I am the surgery resident at MVS so they gave me a call in the middle of the night and I said absolutely not see if they will surrender him.  So they surrendered him and I have been fostering him since.  My goal was to manage his bandage as spica splints are difficult to manage and then allow complete bone healing before rehoming him.  He is due his final set of radiographs at the end of next week and I am hoping you will be able to help find a permanent home for him.  My concern for posting on the normal local sites is the owner may come across the posting and have  a friend or someone adopt him and he end up back with someone who was just going to have him euthanized.  Do you think you can help? Once he is ready it will simply be Max with no limitations, no bills, etc.  

More information on Max:
7.5 year old castrated Male
Heartworm Negative
Currently on Pro Heart and Bravecto
Eats Purina one with no problems
Very Happy and does well with all of our other animals (cats, dogs, chickens, goats and a newborn baby :) )
Mild anxiety for about the first 3-4 weeks of being with us but has gotten a ton better now that he settled in.  (not destructive just was easily wound up and whimpering etc)
Loves to cuddle.  Loves being held and hanging out on the couch
Favorite place to sleep is under the covers all the way down by your feet!

Adoption Donation: 250.00

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Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes.   If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

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