Update-7/27/09 Max's age is estimated to be 3-5. He weighs about 30 pounds and has little feathering but his teeth indicate he is older. His activity level is very high. He races around the yard after birds, squirrels, airplanes or just to run. He barks at said prey although we are working to discourage that. Max has made progress since he has been in foster care but he is still challenging and needs a tolerant, accepting, loving adopter. He needs a yard in which to run and people who are home a lot. No cats and no young children. Although he now gets along well with my older male and female Brits, he needs to be carefully introduced to new dogs. He does not need to be the only. He and two foster puppies played intensely. He broke a foreleg in last summer. It was set with a pin and seems to be well healed. Max has had seizures, mild and lasting about 4 minutes. He is taking phenobarb and potassium bromide which have been controlling them very well but the dosage may need to be adjusted.
Max responds to "come" well in the house and yard and even when there has been a chance to escape but I would not trust him yet. Lies briefly at "calm dog". Does pretty well on walks until he gets excited. Is friendly to new people. Likes to sneak up o n the bed and curl up next to us. Likes to have his tummy rubbed and calms down.
Max is a true "rescue" dog. His past is unknown but neglect is evident. He comes with some baggage and potential to learn. He needs you now but, with patience and some effort, I think the time will come when you need him.
HISTORY - Max was recently moved from a high-risk shelter in Lajuanta, Colorado. Max is up-to-date on vaccinations, neutered, micro-chipped and heartworm negative. FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Kirk Messinger at 719-633-5868 and complete an adoption application at http://www.nbran.org