Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Dog Too Sick To Sit Is Given A Final Ride Around Town, Makes A Miraculous Recovery
358points
User submission
2.2K
26.3K
Animals5 years ago

Dog Too Sick To Sit Is Given A Final Ride Around Town, Makes A Miraculous Recovery

When Joey Maxwell and his wife saw Maverick for the first time, the pooch was at a kill shelter and all skin and bones. They adopted him, and Mav became part of their family and they spent 6 happy years together. So when a few years ago the doggie was diagnosed with lymphoma, Maxwell did everything to help his four-legged friend fight cancer- and the first round of chemo was a success. However, two months ago, the illness returned and it made him unable to walk. So the owner decided to take the doggie for a ride on a wagon. What started as an attempt to make Mav’s last days as joyful as possible, turned out to have an incredible effect on the doggie’s health.

“If we take him out, he barks at everyone who passes until they pet him because he thinks the whole world is there just to love on him,” Maxwell told CBS News.
And he might be right. The outpour of love and support Maxwell and his dog receive is incredible. For example, after sharing his story, Maxwell got a 50% wagon discount and both him and Lowe’s cashier started to cry. When people in Maxwell’s little town see Maverick now, they recognize him and come to him to show the pooch some love.
Mav absolutely loves those rides. And maybe that’s why the pooch is going stronger everyday.

“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.”

More info: Facebook (h/t: cbsnews)

Joey Maxwell and his wife adopted Maverick from a kill shelter 8 years ago

2 years ago Mav was diagnosed with lymphoma, and owners did everything to help their pooch fight cancer

The first chemo was a success, but two months ago the illness returned, making the pooch unable to walk…

So Maxwell came up with a brilliant idea – to put a sick dog on a wagon and take him for rides around town

Maxwell thought it was Maverick’s last days, and wanted them to be as joyful as possible

But the rides brought so much joy to Maverick, it caused a stunning recovery!

“If we take him out, he barks at everyone who passes until they pet him because he thinks the whole world is there just to love on him,” Maxwell told CBS News

When people in Maxwell’s little town see Maverick now, they recognize him and come to him to show the pooch some love

After sharing his story, Maxwell got a 50% discount on a wagon and both him and Lowe’s cashier started to cry

Maxwell and his wife say that Maverick means the world to them, and they are very touched by the community’s support

“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!

26Kviews

Share on Facebook
You May Like
Popular on Bored Panda
Add your comment
Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What a wonderful story

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Break my legs, and put me in a feelchair, why don't you! This tugged hard at the heart strings!

Kaiserin Sissi
Community Member
5 years ago

And now I'm crying too.. T_T Bless you dear Max ♡

Jeni Hines
Community Member
5 years ago

Get better Mav! I wish I could meet you and give you lots of pets and loves ♥

Kacie Breedlove
Community Member
5 years ago

This is such a sweet story. I would be loving on the pooch if I could. ❤️

Gary Burley
Community Member
5 years ago

the picture of Mav on the wagon below the drawn angel wings says it all. he's an absolute angel of a dog

Becky Stacy
Community Member
5 years ago

The power of love is the strongest medicine there is.so many people wishing hon well has given this guy a spark that can turn things around. Praying he gets stronger each day!

Haven Powell
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope he gets better! It hurts so much loose a dog!

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor baby, I would be devastating

Nuclear Joe
Community Member
5 years ago

I like how it's all emotional and then it's like, THEN WE GOT A WAGON HALF OFF

Hiruya
Community Member
5 years ago

Those damn ninjas again... *cry* Get well Mav, you are great. And your parents too.

Joanne Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm almost crying at my desk.....Keep it up Mav! The world needs all the happy souls it can get <3

Rashael N
Community Member
5 years ago

Love is a powerful thing.

Ayu
Community Member
5 years ago

Praying for your fast recovery, Mav! I hope you'll he able to walk eventually. We all love you!!

Jim Phoenix
Community Member
5 years ago

Maverick you now have millions of supporters everywhere thanks to BoredPanda I hope you are doing great love JPF

Austin Tobeck
Community Member
5 years ago

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 im gonna cry!!!

Anna Salerno
Community Member
5 years ago

Maverick You are the luckiest doggie in the world to have a daddy who loves so much that he takes you for walks in the wagon. You are a beautiful dog and I pray that you will grow stronger and stronger and that the cancer to healed. God bless you sweet doggie.

Austin Tobeck
Community Member
5 years ago

😱 i hope that never happens to my dog! Truck on mav

Alexandru Guraliuc
Community Member
5 years ago

Great !

Savage1621
Community Member
5 years ago

Well tweak my beak and ruffle my feathers isn't it just a miracle! I love happy endings like that

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me cry... ;)

Charlotte Cui
Community Member
5 years ago

This is completley unrelated....but the third picture.... is that a comfort cat?

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

isn't every kitty?

Load More Replies...
Marlon Mark
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome for everyone

Peg Leg Meg
Community Member
5 years ago

Sew pretty

Haleema
Community Member
5 years ago

What a wonderful story

Amanda Panda
Community Member
5 years ago

Break my legs, and put me in a feelchair, why don't you! This tugged hard at the heart strings!

Kaiserin Sissi
Community Member
5 years ago

And now I'm crying too.. T_T Bless you dear Max ♡

Jeni Hines
Community Member
5 years ago

Get better Mav! I wish I could meet you and give you lots of pets and loves ♥

Kacie Breedlove
Community Member
5 years ago

This is such a sweet story. I would be loving on the pooch if I could. ❤️

Gary Burley
Community Member
5 years ago

the picture of Mav on the wagon below the drawn angel wings says it all. he's an absolute angel of a dog

Becky Stacy
Community Member
5 years ago

The power of love is the strongest medicine there is.so many people wishing hon well has given this guy a spark that can turn things around. Praying he gets stronger each day!

Haven Powell
Community Member
5 years ago

I hope he gets better! It hurts so much loose a dog!

Meeow
Community Member
5 years ago

Poor baby, I would be devastating

Nuclear Joe
Community Member
5 years ago

I like how it's all emotional and then it's like, THEN WE GOT A WAGON HALF OFF

Hiruya
Community Member
5 years ago

Those damn ninjas again... *cry* Get well Mav, you are great. And your parents too.

Joanne Palmer
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm almost crying at my desk.....Keep it up Mav! The world needs all the happy souls it can get <3

Rashael N
Community Member
5 years ago

Love is a powerful thing.

Ayu
Community Member
5 years ago

Praying for your fast recovery, Mav! I hope you'll he able to walk eventually. We all love you!!

Jim Phoenix
Community Member
5 years ago

Maverick you now have millions of supporters everywhere thanks to BoredPanda I hope you are doing great love JPF

Austin Tobeck
Community Member
5 years ago

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 im gonna cry!!!

Anna Salerno
Community Member
5 years ago

Maverick You are the luckiest doggie in the world to have a daddy who loves so much that he takes you for walks in the wagon. You are a beautiful dog and I pray that you will grow stronger and stronger and that the cancer to healed. God bless you sweet doggie.

Austin Tobeck
Community Member
5 years ago

😱 i hope that never happens to my dog! Truck on mav

Alexandru Guraliuc
Community Member
5 years ago

Great !

Savage1621
Community Member
5 years ago

Well tweak my beak and ruffle my feathers isn't it just a miracle! I love happy endings like that

Lynn Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

Made me cry... ;)

Charlotte Cui
Community Member
5 years ago

This is completley unrelated....but the third picture.... is that a comfort cat?

Sophie G
Community Member
5 years ago

isn't every kitty?

Load More Replies...
Marlon Mark
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome for everyone

Peg Leg Meg
Community Member
5 years ago

Sew pretty

Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda