Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month! Our reader rescue story this week was submitted by Jessica Gyles. Her sweet 5-year-old black Lab, Max, wasn’t wanted by his previous owners, but he now has a loving furever home where he’s appreciated each and every day.
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However, when I laid eyes on Max, I fell in love.
We could tell his previous owners didn’t want him anymore – they handed him over with just his collar and leash 15 minutes after chatting with us. We wanted to create a loving home for him.
One year later, I am so happy and lucky to have him in my life. He has helped my boyfriend and I get closer, and he has also helped me grow up a lot.
We love playing, taking long walks, swimming and snuggling up on the couch with him.
Even though he’s 100 pounds and thinks he’s a lap dog, I don’t mind – anything for my best buddy. He came into my life for a reason.
I’ll never understand why his previous owners didn’t want him anymore, but I don’t care. Max is a part of our family now, and I’m so blessed because of it.
PHOTO: Jessica Gyles