August 8, 2022  |  Happy Tail

Max Powers

Five-year-old Max Powers had quite the journey! He arrived at the MD SPCA suffering from Intervertebral Disc Disease.

MD SPCA staff and Max’s amazing foster parents worked together on a physical therapy plan to significantly increase his mobility. After a month of treatment, he was ready for a fur-ever home!

Max Powers needed an adopter who could focus on his needs. He needed to be the only pet, in a home with no small children, and for the sake of his spine, needed to stay at a lean weight. One day, he was walking around the MD SPCA campus with a volunteer and sniffed out his person. He trotted right up to them and leaned against their leg. They quickly fell in love!

We recently heard from the adopter:

“He has been doing great in his new home! He gets HOURS of cuddles from his new mommy and daddy (he loves both of us but is very much a momma’s boy)… He went ‘swimming’ twice this week with this hot weather. More like he lays in the shallow water and watches his sister swim around, but he loves it.

We love him so much and are so happy he is a part of our family. We thank you so much for letting us adopt him… We will make sure he’s living his best life. We will be sure to let you know when he earns his Canine Good Citizenship as well.”

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