When Maxie, a 2-year-old dachshund mix was rescued, she had already been a mom to several litters of puppies, was skinny, hairless, and scheduled to be euthanized. But the folks at AZ RESCUE took her in and today, Maxie is back on her feet, full of energy — and full of love to share. Referred to as the “kissing bandit,” Maxie loves other dogs and people, jumping into your arms to give you a kiss.
Maxie also loves her daily walks, especially after it rains so she can splash in puddles. She also does great in the car, enjoys a good game of tug-of-war, and loves her toys. AZ RESCUE says she would be a great sidekick for a family dog.
For more information on Maxie, or other deserving animals, call Reducing Animal Euthanasia at Shelters through Commitment and Underlying Education at (480) 598-9410 or visit www.azrescue.org. The cost of adoption is $125 for cats and $150 for dogs, which includes spaying and neutering and some inoculations.
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