We Remember Sweet Max With Love, Who Passed Away March 17, 2016…
Every once and a while you meet a dog that is just a really great dog. There is nothing particular about what the dog does, it’s just his being that is wonderful and makes your day that much better. Max was that dog. Max had a long history with Red Hook Dog Rescue, we saved him from ACC twice, and found him a home twice, but tragically we weren’t able to save him from cancer no matter how hard we tried.
If Max was here he would tell us to not be sad but rather be happy because he got what he wanted most before he went to the bridge. Max longed for a true family, a family that would love him and care for him even when things got very hard, and he found that in a remarkable woman named Rachel. Rachel offered to hospice foster Max knowing he was a senior, knowing he had an aggressive cancer and knowing his future was uncertain. All of this didn’t matter because they were best pals; Max loved his red ball and Rachel loved bringing him to the park to throw it! Rachel and Max had something special, a friendship, a trust, a bond, all of which based on love. Throughout Max’s ups and downs, Rachel stayed by his side and took care of Max, even holding his paw when he made his journey to the rainbow bridge. We can all learn something from Max and Rachel, love can be found even if it’s unexpected and only for a short time, time doesn’t matter in your heart, the one you love stays there untouched by time and always welcoming you with a smile, so visit them often.
Thank you Rachel for caring for Max the past 5 months. Thank you to everyone who donated to his chemotherapy treatments. Thank you to Wally’s Smile and Live Like Roo Foundation for sending Max care packages. Thank you to The Animal Medical Center for taking such great care of Max throughout his journey. Thank you to everyone who loved Max and were inspired by his story. Dearest Rachel, you are forever a part of the Red Hook Family and we offer your our most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time, thank you for being you!
*We hope this love story inspires many people to open their homes to seniors, special needs and medically fragile pets. The best way to honor a deceased pet is to open your home to another pet. You too can be brave and allow your heart to be filled with love even if only for a short time. Make a difference foster/adopt a homeless pet!
(*Max went to the rainbow bridge on 3/17/16*)