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Sanctuary RESIDENT MAX arrived into rescue before the holidays in 2022, at age 12. He’d lost his home due to nipping a child. Described as a nervous dog, he had a very hard time at the shelter and was air snapping and nipping in fear. Thankfully, he didn’t lose his life and made it to Glen Highland.

Within days, this sweet guy was all about toys and affection, clearly happy to be back in a home. He’d lived his life in one home with two small dog buddies and though a bit timid with the other Border Collies, he started to invite play time and gain a bit of confidence. He knows lots of obedience commands and is so eager to please, Max is truly a really wonderful good-natured guy even if super sensitive.

Sadly, within 2 weeks of arrival, our vet visit revealed a rectal tumor, large enough that it’s bad news. Inoperable, Max will have a shortened life. This explains his thin-ness which instantly was cause for concern when meeting him but we were so hopeful it was just stress or something simple but it is not…cancer is underway.

So, MAX IS A SANCTUARY RESIDENT FOR HOWEVER LONG HE HAS… the somewhat good news is this type of cancer is slow growing so he could have 6 months to a year but the prognosis is so varied at this point, we really are unsure.

Regardless of this news, Max is one happy, happy guy. We are so charmed by this sweet fella and so glad to provide a loving, fun safe place for him. He LOVES toys and is now meeting other Seniors and while very timid with them (he lived with little dogs), he is starting to ‘flirt’ a little with one and just might have a play buddy soon! It’s pretty sweet to watch.

Though very sad, we are so smitten with his joyful nature and grateful that the universe put him into our hands.

Our mission continues…a safe refuge for those that need us…no matter how long.


Many thanks to Liz Boucher who evaluated Max, and to Melissa Olund and Gari Lister & Matt Gobush who made Max’s long one-car ride from NJ to VA very easy for him!

Barbara Erskine, in memory of Daphne, Kate, Angus & GH alum Abby

In loving memory of our precious Cooper, the Most loving buddy & a teacher/brother to our dear Ace, GHF alum. Still loved beyond measure - Sandy, Mike, Ace Fazio

Vicki Buono & GH alum Cookie

Debra Moe, in memory of my beloved senior, Elvis

Joanie Beskenis and Alan Bing in memory of Lindsay and Fraser, two missed GH alums

Dana Sambogna: In memory of my special Border Collies, Brody and Shelby. May your days be filled with carefree play and unconditional love Max!

Sending love and positive energy to Max - Linda and Sky