Today's feature rescue pet, Max is a true example of why they say dogs are "mans best friend" and demonstrates the therapeutic connection between humans and animals. I am delighted to share dog-dad Jeff's story:
"Max is a rescue who came into my life in September 2013, and we haven't looked back. I saw an ad posted in kijiji and decided I would check out Max, since he was the first in a long list of dogs I wanted to check out. Well, I would say that it was love at first sight and Max and I have been together ever since. The person I bought Max from had treated him unfairly and it has taken a lot of time for the trust to build up, but what was there from the beginning was love. Max is quite possibly the most loving dog I've ever met. Max also loves attention, so much so that he will take things he shouldn't and chew them up and then bring them to you, so you can chase him to get them back. These things have included, and certainly are not limited to: my mom's dentures, everyone's underwear, my parent's cellphone, several of my shoes, and a host of other interesting objects. When I read, 'Who rescued Who?', I thought, that's exactly right. It wasn't me rescuing Max, he was (and continues to) rescue me. I was in a depressed state at the time of getting him. I didn't want to leave the house and felt as though I had failed at life. I got him and from that day on, I haven't had time to be depressed. Max keeps me busy, and active, as Border Collie/German Shepherd mix Max is active and that means several walks a day and reading extensively on dog behaviours and activities. My life, and my family's life have changed because of Max and all for the better - as far as I am concerned. "
What an amazing story... and Jeff - hat's off to you for being such a dedicated, responible guardian for Max. Thanks!
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