"Luckily we have several acres and plenty of room for everyone."Maverick -- whose mange is extremely painful, but not contagious to humans or dogs -- has settled right in, giving lots of kisses, his tail wagging nonstop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZLjGXGJM4 He now likes to nap on the couch -- or anywhere that his foot, or any other part of his hurt little body, can touch Jessica or William. And most importantly, says Jessica, "he is learning quick what it’s like to be treated like a king." "He's landed at a really good place," says Minda, of Maverick's lifesaving new situation. "He gets a chance." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEMwT7H_e4c Because Maverick's mange is so bad, it will probably take a few months to get better. In that time, he'll get lots of soothing baths and salves, and cool towel wraps -- and will have to wear clothes and sweet little booties to protect his delicate, healing skin. (Here's where you can help contribute to Maverick's medical care.)
Then, when he's well and ready, Maverick will ready for the best part yet - a family of his own.
Jessica is already dreaming of what that adoptive family will look like. It's a very nice dream -- and one that now has a great chance of becoming reality, because these good people are making sure Maverick's bad start won't damn him to a bad end.
"My ideal home for him will be one full of love, that will never give up on him," says Jessica. "Can you imagine if we never gave the Mavericks of the world a chance? We would all be missing out on knowing some of the most amazing creatures."
Featured image via Montgomery County Animal Shelter