Maggie and Max are 5/6 year old Pekingese who were found together by animal control and taken to a shelter. Since they are both micro-chipped, the shelter was able to find out their names and owner information. Their owners were contacted, but they did not come to get them. These two really love each other. Maggie is the outgoing one who loves everybody. She is very easy going and just wants to be held, sitting on the sofa with her foster parents. Max, who has only one eye, is a bit more reserved, but within a short period of time, he does warm up to people. He has made himself at home and has adjusted quite well to his new living arrangements. Max loves to play and quickly found a tennis ball to keep him entertained. Both dogs enjoy meandering in the backyard and love to go nose to nose with the neighbors’ dogs on the other side of the fence. They have already been vetted, are heartworm negative, and are respectively spayed and neutered.
Max has seen the opthalmologist for a spot on his only eye. He will be seen again in mid-June to evaluate how he is doing. Maggie is having bladder issues and will be having tests mid-June. Because of some calcification in her back, it would be better if she did not go up and down stairs. She is happy to be carried!!
These two are so precious. They need a special caring home where their health needs can be monitored, but they are so worth the effort.
Maggie and Max are very attached to each other, so our wish for them is to find a family who will be willing to adopt both dogs so they can stay together. If you think you are that family, please fill out an application.
Update 2-20-09: From Max and Maggie's foster mom: Max and Maggie both continue to display very sweet and loving personalities. Max always has a mini yellow tennis ball or some other toy in his mouth. He sometimes puts it down for you to throw, and sometimes, he just looks at you with a grin, his tail wagging, wanting you to try to get it from him. One of his favorite places to be is on top of the sofa or on the big ottoman where he can look out the window and not miss any of the outside activities. He and Maggie love to explore out in the yard. I love to watch them as they're both "flying" around together. They are very attached to each other and are comforted by being able to be together. Maggie is a love-bug. She wants to be held, and is always there ready to greet every person who comes to the house. She is a very social dog-- especially if you pick her up! Max and Maggie deserve to stay together and we are hopeful that the right person is out there. The family that ends up with these two precious Pekingese will be very lucky to have found such adorable canine companions to love.
Update 4-5-09: This is an in-depth update from their foster mom: Maggie had stenotic nares surgery, but it only helped some. She still has very small nose openings and we are considering redoing the surgery to help her out. She is not able to tolerate heat well, because of her breathing and can't take long walks without difficulty.
We adopt in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. We require home and vet checks. Max and Maggie's adoption fee is $450.00
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Below are photos of Max and Maggie with their foster dad, along with pictures with their foster brother and sister, Cranberry and Scooter.
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