Max is a 4-year-old male small Labrador type, weighing 15kg. He is currently located in central Portugal, he is neutered, vaccinated and health tested, and ready to be booked on this month’s transport to the UK.

We’re really hoping to find a home for little Max, as he has to move from his foster home, to the shelter this week and it’s not going to be the ideal environment for him.

Max was picked up from the street and it was thought he had been run over as he struggled to stand and was in a lot of pain. Following a visit to the vet it was discovered he had tick fever and also leishmaniasis. He was also very underweight.

Max was quite poorly so a volunteer took him home to nurse him. In foster care Max got stronger and stronger and soon gained weight. He went from a very subdued dog to a happy, bouncy boy.

Max absolutely loves food and is therefore easy to train. He has gained confidence but will still need reassurance around new situations. Max is a sweet, loving boy who loves attention and enjoys his walks.

He gets on well with most of the 9 dogs he lives with but doesn’t like one, so we think as he’s occasionally picky, Max would be best in a home where he was the only dog.

Max has leishmaniasis, so will need to take one tablet a day for the rest of his life, but these are not expensive and he will be sent with a supply.

Max´s adoption fee is £150 and we will cover the rest of the costs towards door to door transportation. He will be neutered, fully vaccinated and receive a full health check before leaving.

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All dogs rehomed via this rescue will be microchipped, vaccinated and spayed/neutered. Home checks will be carried out pre-adoption and full post-adoption support is offered.

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