Coastal German Shepherd Rescue

Maxx has been adopted! 01-27-2010

Female about 0 old.

That’s right, M-A-X-X with two X’s because he is someone Xtra special. Maxx’s history proves that dogs aren’t mere animals or pets; every individual has a soul eager to love and be loved. Maxx’s unyielding spirit Xemplifies the power we have to overcome almost impossible obstacles if we believe with all our hearts.

Maxx and his mama were regulars at a posh kennel whenever their family had to be out of town. After being checked in for boarding one weekend, an entire week came and went without any word from their owners. The weeks stretched into months, and Maxx’s family was still no where to be found. Despite the Xorbitant costs, the kennel kept Maxx and his mama with the hope that they would be claimed. The stress of abandonment must have been too much for Maxx’s mama to bear; she was found dead one morning in the dog run that they shared. Without his only friend in the world, Maxx must have felt completely lost and alone. After 18 months, Maxx became so depressed that the life in his eyes was all but Xtinguished.

Once we heard Maxx’s Xtrodinary story, we knew that we had to try to help. But, what could we do? Merely taking a trip outside of his dog run was such a terrifying Xperience that Maxx would shake and quiver. Any attempt at petting Max was met with cowering retreat. We were beginning to think that we were going to need divine intervention to help Maxx recover from his traumatic Xistence when a foster family with an Xcellent track record of rehabilitating shy dogs stepped up to provide a foster home for Maxx.

After two, long weeks in foster care with no evidence of improvement, a miracle happened. Maxx’s foster mom was watching TV with her hand dangling off the couch. Imagine her surprise when she felt a wet-nosed nudge and turned to see Maxx sidling up to her for affection. With every stroke more loving than the last, the sadness in Maxx’s eyes was replaced with the most Xplosive smile. Treating Maxx to what might have been his first rumpy rub in a very long time got Maxx stamping his feet, howling with pleasure, and doing his version of the happy dance!

When the time came to make the Xpedition to the weekly adoption event, Maxx didn’t want to risk missing a minute of the Xcitement. He went tearing down the driveway ahead of the other foster dogs and leaped into the car first! Upon arrival at Petsmart, Maxx proved to be an Xpert. He walked like a pro with nothing more than a harness and willingly allowed strangers to take the leash. After an Xhausting day full of play, Maxx proceeded to sleep peacefully with sweet dreams of all the wonderful tomorrows yet to come with YOU and the family that loves him.

The minimum adoption donation for adults is $375 and the adoption donation for puppies is $500. This amount only partially covers the cost of veterinary care, boarding fees, and other miscellaneous expenses involved in the temporary care and adoption of our dogs and is tax deductible when permitted by law. The adoption donation provides that all dogs will be spayed or neutered, receive current vaccinations, and are microchipped. If not, arrangements will be made on an individual basis ( i.e., puppies who will need to be altered by 6 mos old). Special consideration may be given to those willing to adopt older dogs or dogs with physical problems.