Sunday, October 9, 2011

save max!

Good morning, folks. I got this email this morning while making my pasta sauce here in the kitchen, a reader asked if it would be okay to post a message on the blog? A dog needs a home in Maine, and his situation is rather sad. If you live in New England, and are looking for a sweet and loyal dog: please consider Max. He was there till the end, and now needs a home.

Hi Jenna,

I read your blog. I have an interesting favor for your blog - if you are willing. A friend of mine's dear friend passed away last week in Maine - apparently she died alone with her dog in the house and was discovered after her mail carrier called the police to let them know she hadn't picked up her mail a couple of days. So sad. The dog's name is Max - he is a six year-old field lab, black. Very good dog according to my friend - the poor pup!

He is currently at the humane society in or near Rockport, ME. I know you have a lot of readers and maybe one of them is not too far from ME and has been wanting a dog? Would you possibly be able to post something about this on your blog? My friend says people can email her for information - I'm sort of the messenger trying to help her out during this difficult time. Her email is

If this is too much to ask, I completely understand, but I thought I'd put it out there to help an animal who could use some love in a good home. Many thanks.

Kind regards,


Blogger Megan said...

Jenna, I have a friend who lives in Brownfield, Maine, and I just passed this info on to him. He owns an inn in New Hampshire and knows everyone, so I asked him to pass along the info to anyone who could help.

I hope Max finds a wonderful family.

October 9, 2011 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Kasha said...

I emailed her to find out some info on Max. Poor guy...hope we can help him out.

October 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

Do you know where this dog was originally from? Any reputable breeder would have a contract in place requiring the dog to be returned to them in the event the purchaser is no longer able to care for the dog. No breeder wants to see a dog from a carefully planned litter euthanized. Please consider this as a possibility and try to get in touch with the breeder. Good luck to max.

October 9, 2011 at 10:53 AM  
Blogger kandy Gray said...

good luck max, lighting a candle for you.

October 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Lelainia N. Lloyd said...

I am owned by a black Lab myself. This made me cry. THey are such sensitive souls, I am sure that losing his person was traumatic for him. I live too far away to help, but I hope he will find a loving home, after all he's been through. BLack Labs are such noble and loyal souls.

October 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger damnyankee said...

Sending you some white light from Texas Max. Labs are great companions. I've had the priviledge of having three in my life.

October 9, 2011 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger bree said...

I am pulling for Max. I think this community will be able to help put him in touch with a new home. He must surely be grieving for his owner. Poor boy.

October 9, 2011 at 11:38 AM  
Blogger karental said...

Please let us know what happens. There are dogs that need homes and people who need dogs in every state,province, country. Max sounds like a wonderful,faithful boy. In his honor, if you're looking for a companion, please start at the local shelter or with a breed rescue.

October 9, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wish I could fly up to Maine and bring him back to NC with me. There are so many good souls among your readership, I'm sure he'll find a wonderful home soon.

October 9, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

I have a friend in Maine, I will let her know.

October 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Goat Song said...

Poor, sweet dog... I hope someone will give him a good home! Alas, I live in Oregon, or else I might see what I could do. Hmm.

October 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Max should have no trouble getting adopted out of Rockport. Black Labs are pretty much our state dog and most of the shelters are no kill unless they have a totally unadoptable animal.
Does anyone remember the name of the gal in North Bennington VT who was gong to have Blue Laced Red Wyandotte pullets for sale this fall?

October 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM  
Blogger Karen Rickers said...

God bless you for helping Max find a home.

October 9, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

doglady? you mean Holly G?

October 9, 2011 at 7:18 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

I'm not sure. She lives on the Ore Bed Rd in No. Bennington. I had agreed to buy some pullets from her but totally blotted out her name etc. I would really like to get some pullets if she still has any.

October 9, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Rachael said...

Poor Max. How traumatic to lose your person. I hope it's okay to repost this email elsewhere. I've got friends all over the place. So you just never know where that new home is waiting just for a boy like Max.

October 10, 2011 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger seagoddess said...

Thank you to Jenna and all of you readers who care, pray, and know people to forward this to. Bless you all! xoxo

October 10, 2011 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Kasha said...

I emailed her right after I read this yesterday morning and haven't heard anything back. I'm interested in helping if anyone reads this that is in contact w/the woman that is trying to help him let her know. Thanks.

October 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Loco Lindy said...

Please let us know that Max has found a home, I'm sure that it will happen thanks to you!

October 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I also emailed about him. Have to know more to decide if we could provide a home. It occurred to me that someone may have snagged him and he may be happily snoozing on a warm hearth. If not I'd love to know more about him, i hope his owner's friend can share more about him but grief can make it hard to respond to email. It's great to know that so many people here want to help him. I think the reader who asked for the post knew that this community would rally on Max's behalf.

October 10, 2011 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Teri said...

Does anyone know of a lab rescue in that area???

October 10, 2011 at 10:59 AM  
Blogger doglady said...

As I said before, I don't think we need to worry about Max getting a good home. The shelters in Maine are importing dogs by the truck load from kill shelters down south because they don't have enough from this area. Cats they are overrun with but dogs are fewer.

October 10, 2011 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger jim said...

everyone is waiting to see how this plays out- please let us all know-----

October 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger k mcc said...

I've e-mailed my cousin as well about Max. He has a frolicking black lab already, but what's one more?

October 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Soon as I hear anything from Seagoddess or that woman, I will update you, promise!

October 11, 2011 at 5:49 AM  
Blogger Mable said...

for doglady You mentioned that shelters in Maine need dogs. There is a high kill and fast kill "shelter " in Memphis that is overloaded with dogs If you volunteer at a shelter please encourage them to contact the Memphis City shelter There is a beautiful little Pitty there due to be killed in couple of days

October 11, 2011 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger Meredith A said...

for those of you interested or contacting friends/family about Max, remember adult black dogs are (yes, even purebred labs) some of the most difficult for shelters and rescues to find good homes for. please open your homes to others like Max. Healthy family pets are PTS by the tens of thousands every day.

October 11, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Kasha said...

I was contacted by someone via email about my questions concerning Max...she is going to get back to me after she contacts the shelter. No dog (or any animal for that matter) belongs in a shelter. I feel bad for all of matter how they ended up there. If anything comes of this I will let everyone know.

October 11, 2011 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

Mable, I think Memphis is one of the shelters that trucks of dogs come from to Maine. I don't do any shelter work but I hear about the goings on.

October 11, 2011 at 8:28 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Quilter said...

I know our local shelter in Western, NC transports dogs up to the New England area for adoption. Thank goodness there are so many great people and places that take unwanted pets. My Dolly came from a shelter in Cartersville, Georgia and I'm thankful she decided this is her safe, forever place. I wish the very best for Max. Please keep us posted on his outcome.

October 11, 2011 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger seagoddess said...


Max is still in the shelter and I believe my friend contacted those who emailed her with shelter information and a photo of the handsome Max. Hopefully he'll find a good home soon and I will let you know. Thank you.

October 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

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