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I Just Want a Home

PetConnect’s Pet of the Week

For this little Aussie/terrier mix called Maxi, life had been bleak until a caring neighbor came to her rescue. For three years, she and her companion, a Shih Tzu named Oreo, lived in a deserted backyard with a drafty shed for shelter. The dogs’ owner, who had left the premises, returned only to feed and water them. When winter arrived again and ice formed in their water bowl, the neighbors, who also cared for the dogs, began to despair. They tried often to convince the owners to give up the dogs, but were rebuffed.

According to Frederick County law, the owners were meeting the basic legal requirements and could not be cited for leaving a pet exposed to the cold. Eventually, after a particularly bitter night, the neighbors convinced them to surrender the dogs for adoption.

Today, PetConnect has found a loving family to adopt Oreo. Another PetConnect volunteer family will foster Maxi while she waits for a new home. She is a loving and trusting dog with a very sweet nature. She loves children and is dog- and cat-friendly.

Maxi is approximately 8 years old. She is a 30-pound bundle of white curly fur with a sprinkling of spots and a passion for chasing balls. She is obedient and housebroken. Maxi will make an ideal family pet; she just wants a home and lots of love.

— Carole Dell, a PetConnect board member, writes for the Potomac Almanac.

To find out more about Maxi or another rescued pet, please call 301-299-3798. Interested in fostering, adopting or making a donation please call 301-299-3798, e-mail petconnect@petconnectinc.org, or visit www.petconnectinc.org.

PetConnect is a 501c3 non-profit animal rescue organization based in Potomac. Its mission is to ensure that the adoption process is a kind, informed and rewarding experience.