28/4/08 Hurray, hurray!!! Max has at last found his new home. He has gone to live with a lovely terrier-experienced family and we are all delighted for him.
Max is a 9 -11 year old scruffy mongrel terrier x. This delightful little terrier was handed into the local vets with the request to be put to sleep. Luckily for Max his guardian angel was on duty that day because apart from a flea infestation there was nothing wrong with him! Max was checked over, given a flea tablet and taken into Oldies Club care. His fosterer gave him a soothing bath and a hair cut!
His condition cleared up after a week of treatment and a couple of anti-flea baths. He then went back to the vet to be neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and wormed. He also had a dental as his breath was awful – the poor boy lost 19 teeth!! He is eating fine. Max was underweight when he came into our care but he now weighs a healthy 10 kg. He stands 18″ to the shoulder.
Max arrived with nothing of his own so has been given a duck toy which he loves to squeak and play tug of war with. He loves nothing better than to cuddle up to you and listens quite intently when you talk to him.
Max gets on well with the fosterer’s resident dog and is generally fine with other dogs, but he needs a cat-free, small furry- and feather-free house! He loves older children and will happily give them a wash at any time of the day!
This little scruff has learnt that not everyone is going to be horrible to him although he is wary of men at first. He sits and loves to be picked up and cuddled. He does have selective hearing when he wants attention but in return gives lots of doggy kisses.
Max’s fosterer is sure in a previous life he must have been a mountain goat as he loves to climb on things, the higher he gets the better, but then you have to help him down as he makes out he is stuck….ahhhh…another way to get people cuddles!
To quote Max’s fosterer “He might be scruffy but he is lovely”.
Max is in an Oldies Club foster home in Newport, Gwent.
If you are interested in Max, please refer to our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:
Telephone: 0844 586 8656
Max can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet him.