Maximus - a Happy Tale (and Tail!)
Maximus was my foster dog for almost two years. Some hoodlum kids chained him to a tree in the woods and proceeded to beat him with a metal baseball bat. As a result of the beating he had to have his tail amputated, he had a couple of broken ribs and broken teeth. When Maximus came to us (we called him Maxi-Moose) he was very reactive and had a lot of well deserved fear issues. In spite of his fears, he was an awesome dog. Since he was so big and powerful, when he reacted he could just about dislocate your shoulder, even if you were standing braced and waiting for it!
We sometimes wondered if Big Max would ever find his forever home. He was adopted for three months and then returned because he busted out the front door and then chased a kid on a bike down the street. That meant we had more work to do.
My ideal home for Max was a retired Marine Corp drill sarge that lived on the top of a mountain. The man who ended up giving Max his permanent home, and wrote the Happy Tale in the link below is a retired DC police officer that lives on five acres in Chesapeake Beach! That was pretty close to our wish for Max. We are so happy for him. Marty is convinced that Max is the best dog in the world. What a true happy ending.
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, Inc. News Letter
Yours in GSDs and rescue,
Good Dogs for Good Homes
Virginia German Shepherd Rescue
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