Maverick was skin and bones when Joey Maxwell and his wife first encountered him at a death shelter. Mav joined their family when they adopted him, and they had a joyful six years together.
Therefore, when the dog was given a lymphoma diagnosis a few years ago, Maxwell did everything in his power to aid his four-legged companion in fighting the disease. The first round of chemotherapy was a success. But two months ago, the sickness came again, leaving him unable to move.
So the dog’s owner made the decision to ride the dog in a wagon. Making Mav’s final days as enjoyable as possible at first turned out to have a significant negative influence on the dog’s health.
“When we take him out, he barks at everyone who walks by until they pet him because he thinks the entire world is there to love on him,” Maxwell told CBS News.
And he might be correct. It’s amazing how much love and support Maxwell and his dog receive. For instance, after sharing his tale, Maxwell was given a 50% discount on a wagon, and both he and the Lowe’s cashier broke down in tears. Now that Maverick is known in Maxwell’s little town, people approach him to express their affection.
Mav adores those rides to the hilt. Perhaps as a result, the dog is gaining strength every day.
“We’re in a good place because we know how much Mav means to so many other people now and we know that he has felt every bit of that in return.”
Maverick is feeling the loving vibes: now he is even able to sit on his own and is getting stronger every day!