Baxter first came to M.A.I.N. when the Humane Society contacted us seeking an outlet for this sweet boy. Baxter has a hard mass on the side of his neck, which shelter vets felt was very suspicious for cancer. This mass obviously made him unadoptable and Baxter needed a rescue to save him.
Baxter is safe in a wonderful foster home for now and he will have a biopsy of his mass done. For now, he is safe, loved and otherwise doing well! We will update everyone on Baxter’s diagnosis as we know more.
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Baxter has officially been adopted! Congrats Baxter!
From Baxter’s foster family: Baxter is completely healthy now! This young dog loves all people, kids and other dogs. He’s very laid back, great in the car and on leash. He’s been very patient with us throughout his recovery.
Baxter’s Update, March 2015: So our Baxter’s pathology report isn’t all stars, but it’s better than we thought it would be, given the size and location of the tumor. It was a long and challenging surgery to remove the mass because the face is full of muscles and nerves. Baxter has spindle cell sarcoma. Good news is it’s low grade. This type of tumor has the potential for recurrence locally, but it’s rare for one to metastasize (spread). So in summary, we got the tumor out, it’s a low grade cancer that could come back in the same general area but basically a decent prognosis and he can go on and be a normal dog!