Max a Loyal Friend to Mother and Son

Today is the 10th birthday of Maximus, aka Max. I was adopted by Max on this date last year from your Quebec facility. On the ride home to Colorado Springs, he stood in the back seat the entire way. When we arrived, he didn’t quite know how to exit the car, and I also noted that he really didn’t know how to brace himself for turns or stops.

Now, one year later, he can’t wait to go for a ride in the car (but he prefers the truck). He also likes nice, long walks. It appears that he will do just about anything as long as we’re together.

Max arrived here on Oct. 24, 2014, and upon entering the house, he walked over and made friends with my elderly mom of 91. He gave her a small kiss and then came and sat by my side. Since that day, we have become inseparable.

Mom’s health began to decline, and as a result, Max was pressed into duty and visited mom during her hospital stays, as well as rehab, assisted living and finally her nursing home. As you can expect, everyone sought out Max (and many did not even know my name). Max is very even-tempered and visits with any and all that will take the time to reach out to him. He was always welcomed right up until my mother’s passing. He is still welcome at the places he has been, and the patients miss him.

I can’t begin to tell you how much this big boy means to me and also those who get to know him. Please keep up the good work, and thank you for rescuing both of us!

— Joe F.