My Mutt Stories: Max
Featured My Mutt... "Max"
I have always had dachshunds and currently have two. We live in the country in Sebastopol. Someone in our area told me about three dogs that were taken to the shelter and one was older and hurt. I thought about that dog day and night for three days. On the fourth day I called the shelter and said I heard about the dog that was hurt and wanted to do something. I already had dogs and did not know if I could have another one or how my dogs would be. I went and talked to them the following week at the RP Shelter. They said they had shaved him, clipped his nails, did some dental work and were going to have to do some surgery on his face where he was bitten by another dog. I chatted with and went home and discussed fostering Max for two weeks until he healed and could be adopted out. I went back the following Friday and brought him to our home, it was tense because the others are not used to me giving attention to another dog. We long story short I have had him since June 10, 2016 and he has had four surgeries, lots of trips to the shelter for medicines, etc and a long recovery. He has gone to work with me every day to get 24 hour care and I could not imagine taking him back and not having him in our home. He is very loving and I can tell he really appreciates all I do for him. When I had to put warm compresses on his injuries, he would growl and snap and I would talk him through it and he would lick my hand and press against me. I knew that he was in a lot of pain. I had never thought about fostering or adopting a dog from the shelter, and I have learned so much from the staff and seen first-hand the amazing efforts that go on everyday day to make the animals healthy, happy and ready for the forever home that is waiting.
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