A friend and an adopter of mine here in Cyprus called me just over 2 months ago and asked what should she do with this boy one of her dogs spotted on their walk at the dog beach close to our village. He was in a terrible state and took her and her husband over an hour until he finally gave up when Sky (one of Dakota pups) made him feel more comfortable so he approached them. The first thing to do was to take him to the vet to check if he was chipped. And there it was! Not only he was chipped but his chip was registered too. After a call from the vet the man said Max was stolen some months ago along with other dogs. Well... I checked and yes, he had some dogs reported stolen but Max wasn't one of them. So he said he would come take him from the vets later on. We all got a bit down I think so I asked the vet to call again and tell the man that if he didn't want him my friend would have him until we find him a home. Surprise surprise... he said he didn't want him so that was ok. A big relief for us as I am pretty sure he would have ended up locked up in a dirty cage with no treatment and would have probably ended up dead...
Rocky was just 11kg when Karen found him, his bloods were bad, he was severely malnourished which had impacted his liver, he was positive for Ehrlichia and so started treatment for that too. Barney, Lester and Sky were all so gentle with him from day 1 as if they knew he was just really fragile and needed some time to regain his strenght. And he did. Slowly he started putting weight on, he was eating really well, he had the best possible care.
So last week Max went back to the vets after finishing his treatment, he now weights nearly 19kg, his bloods are perfect and he looks amazing. His foster mum and dad have done such a great work with him.
Max is a strange mix, he has the longest legs you can imagine, reminding us of a greyhound along with his long thin muzzle. But then he has some pointer features too... he is just gorgeous as he is
Rocky-Max is only 1 year and 4 months old and he has been through so much already. Despite everything though he has learned to trust people again, he is great with other dogs, male and female, and although he doesn't live with cats he doesn't seem to even notice them when they are around. Max can live with children 10+ years old.
If you wish to give this beautiful boy a happy ever after home please fill in our application form
More About Rocky (Max)
- Sex: Male
- Colour: White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
- Age Group: Young adult
- Breed: Mixed Breed
- Age: 1 year 9 months.
What you should know
- Can live with cats: Unknown
- Good with dogs: Yes
- Needs resident dog: Can live with a resident dog or alone
- Can live with children: Yes
- Adoption Coodinator: Rachel/Raya Sheridan/Atanasova