Maximilian has come to us from the Montgomery County Animal Shelter and we are thrilled to have him with us. This boy is so loving and gentle which is a real blessing since he weighs in at 104.8 pounds. He is a nine year old black lab mix and we all agree that the mix is Mastiff. Maximilian has a lot of health issues that he is dealing with. He was admitted to clinic before coming to
Dog Lodge. While he was there, he was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma resulting in the amputation of a toe. The entire malignancy was captured but we will have to constantly monitor his lymph nodes and lungs to watch for any metasisis. He has a problematic enlarged gall bladder, a significantly enlarged bladder resulting in incontinence, and some serious bowel issues amongst other problems. He has severe spondylosis of the spine and additionally, it appears that he may have suffered some trauma to his hind end.

Needless to say, Maximilian requires a great deal of maintenance and medications and we have visited clinic at least once a week for a variety of tests, follow-ups and consultations. Despite all of this, despite often times not feeling well, despite having to adjust to new people in his life, new surroundings and new four-legged friends, he continues to be the sweetest fellow. I’m not sure if there are many things cuter than Maximilian’s ‘Yoda’ ears flapping in the wind. His soft eyes are windows to a beautiful soul. He has settled in beautifully at Dog Lodge and fits into the group
as if he has been with the other dogs for all of his life. We feel blessed to have Maximilian as part of our family….