Max is a very sweet senior Tuxedo Maine Coon mix cat for adoption in Brookhaven GA – near Atlanta. This 12 year old boy is fixed and up to date on shots. He will be rehomed with all supplies and vet records, and is looking for a quiet home where he can be adored as the center of attention Max is a great companion and not at all aloof.
He’s that rare breed of cat that loves to be talked to, sung to, and will always be close by if you need somebody to share with.
Max’s current owner has been told that her own serious health issues are made worse with spending so much time with a longish-coated cat. She has severe cat allergies and immune problems that just are getting too much to handle. She’s willing to take her doctor’s advice and find Max a better home.
Max has had a few minor health issues himself being a little large, so living with somebody who can spend more time with him and keep him active should help improve Max’s quality of life. In the past Max has required a special diet due to weight gain and some temporary bladder infections. With the right home and a good vet, Max should be purring away for many more years. Can you or somebody that you know offer Max the happy future that he needs?
Meet Max, Maine Coon/Tuxedo Cat For Adoption in Brookhaven GA
Max is a Male Maine Coon/Tuxedo Cat for adoption to a very loving home in or near Brookhaven, GA. This very special Cat is 12 years old and weighs 18 pounds.
Max is being placed for adoption by owner because of the owner’s health issues.
She’s dealt with extensive health and autoimmune issues for the past 12 years, and has had increasingly worsening symptoms that have affected her ability to work over the past year or two – In June, she was advised by her doctor that many of these issues are due to being EXTREMELY allergic to cats (as in, literally-off-the-charts allergic) and that finding Max a good home should help with these significant health concerns.
As she says: “I’m more concerned with finding him the RIGHT home than I am about my health (obviously), but I really can’t keep dealing with these health issues for much longer and am hoping I can find something within the month. Beyond that – mid-December is my “hard” deadline, as I’ll be travelling extensively over the holidays and really don’t feel comfortable putting him in a kennel or something (in addition to the fact that that is going to be a tough month for me financially)”.
There is a Adoption fee waived for a very good home.. Supplies and veterinary records will be included.
Questions about Max? Contact our Brookhaven Cat rehoming team today. Text “Max” to (888) 833-2128 or email [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.
Name of Pet: Max
Location: Brookhaven, GA, 30329
Type of Pet: Cat
Breed of Pet: Maine Coon/Tuxedo
Sex of Pet: Male
Age of Pet: 12
Health Problems: Yes HISTORY FOR REFERENCE:
Around 2011, Max had an a couple of bladder infections that led to me putting him on prescription food (the stuff you have to get from the vet that is high-sodium), but this also resulted in him gaining a fair amount of weight (he’s been 25 lbs at his heaviest, the vet says ideal weight is closer to 18 lbs)
In early 2014, Max had a series of traumatic experiences that ended up leading to fatty liver syndrome (had to temporarily stay with a dog that had some behavior issues and ended up having his jaw broken by that dog – a few weeks later, my partner and I moved into a smaller space with a rescue kitten we had been keeping separate previously, but the stress was too much and max stopped eating), and I ended up going through medical hell for 2 months or so where I fed him through a feeding tube, checked his heart out because they thought they heard a murmur, etc (it was all OK and nothing like that has been flagged since, they said it was likely due to the stress of fatty liver)
The end result was that we found the kitten a new home, and have since kept him on Natural Dehydrated food (The Honest Kitchen) to theoretically prevent further weight gain (although it’s been creeping up steadily no matter what I do, last vet visit in March he was 21-22 lbs) and to avoid any bladder issues.
CONCLUSIONS/THINGS THAT MATTER NOW:
– Beyond the Maine Coon (male cat) predisposition to bladder infections and his weight issues, Max has no current health problems that I am aware of, but I will say I’m completely uncomfortable changing his diet much or drastically without the OK of a vet given his history (The Honest Kitchen or other natural carnivore diet products address both issues).
– The only caveat to this is that his past two vet visits have had slightly abnormal thyroid levels – when I asked the vet about this, they advised that it was likely nothing serious if no other symptoms were present (there aren’t – energy levels are fine, no changes in anything else) but that the only way to be “sure” would be to run a lot of fairly expensive labs that still might not come back with anything conclusive. I opted not to do this and am guessing that the slight abnormality may have something to do with his inability to lose weight despite feeding according to “weight loss” guidelines in his food.
– Last note: While I’ve been taking him to the same vet in Conyers, GA for years as Dr. Ghee was there for all of his scariest issues and I’m extremely comfortable with her, she recently left the practice to pursue a different career, and I do NOT have much confidence in the other vet at the practice. AKA – they’re fine to go to for his records or with questions, but I’d actually recommend finding a different vet as that is what I was planning to do anyway.
Behavior Issues: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: Unknown
Good with Children?: Unknown
House Broken or Litter Trained?: Yes
Accessories Included: – Giant Litter Box (he is quite large) and a cute piece of furniture that covers it up and doubles as a side-table/stand
– All specialty food that I have on hand
– Collar and rabies tags
– Toys (the rainbow ribbon is his favorite; also have laser pointer and some floor toys filled with catnip)
– Scratching post and catnip (he really only uses the scratching post for catnip purposes)
– “Paw Paste” (salmon flavored) for hairball prevention and the card of my favorite groomer in Decatur, GA I take him to once a year as he is very fluffy
– Allergen bath and application glove
– all vet records
– (NEVER USED) cat harness if anyone is feeling adventurous and wants to try to take him on walks
– his favorite green blanket
– another scratching post thing that fits ont he corner of a chair (he uses that one more)
* His snuggles!
* His intelligence (I speak to him in the same tone/words as I would a child I am explaining something to and he responds very well to this)
* His sweetness and compassion for sad humans (he goes straight to anyone who is crying and puts a paw on their leg – a favorite of my friends going through breakups)
* He is super chill – can get along in most kinds of environments and with almost any kind of person.
* His magnificent coat and bearing – max is very handsome and will use this to his advantage if you let him 🙂
Max’s Current Home Environment
Have lived in various environments over Max’s life as I got him during college, so it’s gone from larger houses with multiple humans/other pets, to a one-bedroom apartment on the third floor that is just me, and I’m not around as much as he needs.
I’ve also recently had to keep him out of my room due to health issues, and he honestly needs a bit more space than the rest of the house can offer (maine coon’s need a good amount to roam around in, but not necessarily something massive, an average 2 bedroom apartment would be fine). He has previously been allowed out onto the porch when we had a screened-in version at our old house, and I will let him out onto the patio of my current apartment occasionally since we live on the 3rd floor, BUT – beyond that, he has NEVER been an outdoor cat and I would prefer it stay that way if possible (especially in the city)
Max’s Current Family:
Used to be me and my long-time boyfriend for the majority of Max’s life (ages 2-10), now it’s just me (early thirties, single, not much going on at my house and I’m away at work most of the time)
Max’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
SNUGGLING! Sleeping next to you, playing with his rainbow toy, hanging out on a patio if you will let him (but not all the way “outside”).
His only food (for medical reasons) is The Honest Kitchen, but he LOVES anything fish-flavored for paw paste or treats when he can get it (not often due to his weight)
Cute Max Story:
Max is the most sensitive, intelligent cat I have ever been around, to the point where my house is considered a good place to go when friends are dealing with breakups because he will go straight to anyone crying and lean next to them or look up and put a paw on their leg.
He understands quite a lot of what you are saying and can be “reasoned with” once he feels his complaint has been heard.
Also – back when we had a screened-in porch and two front doors (a main one that didn’t lock properly and a metal grate on top of that), I left for the store once, thinking I had locked the metal grate door. Apparently I was wrong, and came back 45mins later to see Max sitting on the exact edge of the patio with his two front paws crossed over the threshold to the stairs, which he could have easily jumped down on and run away from! I say this to illustrate that he is VERY intelligent and is very good about following “the rules” in terms of where he can go (unless it has something to do with human food, there is no power great enough that can compel him not to try to eat it if he thinks you will not notice).
Why is Max Being Rehomed?
I’ve dealt with extensive health and autoimmune issues for the past 12 years, and have had increasingly worsening symptoms that have affected my ability to work over the past year or two – this past June, I was advised by my doctor that many of these issues are due to me being EXTREMELY allergic to cats (as in, literally-off-the-charts allergic) and that I need to find another home for him ASAP.
Max’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
Someone who can appreciate all of the snuggles and love that Max has to give! He is much more social and in need of human company than the average cat, and would do very well in homes with more than one human who can give him attention (he was clearly very sad when my last partner and I parted ways).
I’d prefer a home that is not brand-new to cats and understands their body language/acclimation process – he could also be a great fit for anyone who wants the companionship of a canine but doesn’t necessarily have the time to take them out for walks as Max was raised by a Rottweiler and is very much a “dog-cat” in many ways.
It would be great if the new family had previous experience with cats but did not currently have other mammal pets given Max’s traumatic experiences with them, but this is NOT a deal-breaker at all as Max has previously gotten along very well with other cats and dogs. Would also prefer that any kids be older if possible just since he probably wouldn’t know what to do with loud, unpredictable toddlers, but again – happy to meet anyone who is really interested and see how it goes.
I may have included way more information than you wanted on the application form, but obviously I just care a lot about this cat and want to be totally honest so he can go to the best possible home.
Apart from the food stuff and my caution over having him around other animals/kids simply due to his past experiences (NOT because he is in any way aggressive), he is the Perfect Cat and gentleman and I am pre-emptively envious of whoever gets to keep him. I’ve had several friends (many of whom don’t like cats at all as a rule) tell me that he is their favorite and/or the best cat ever, so just clarifying that this isn’t just my opinion 🙂
I keep crying when I think about needing to give him up, and am not sure if it’s a good idea for my own sanity to keep in touch/see him again after re-homing, but it would be nice to know if the new owners would be open to that or not.
How To Adopt Max
If you are interested in adopting this special Maine Coon/Tuxedo Cat For private rehoming in Brookhaven GA, please fill out our online meeting request below. Once received and reviewed, our staff will ask the pets owner to reach out to you and arrange a meeting.
Adoption fee waived for a very good home.. Supplies and veterinary records will be included.
Questions about Max? Contact our Maine Coon/Tuxedo Cat rehoming team today. Text “Max” to (888) 833-2128 or email [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.
Max- Maine Coon/Tuxedo Cat For Rehoming in Brookhaven GA
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