German Shepherd Rescue of New England, Inc.

Waiting at the Rainbow Bridge

#117 Maverick


Maverick (with "sister" Cocoa in the foreground)

Maverick (with “sister” Cocoa in the foreground)

Maverick was a lonely boy for awhile; he sat awaiting his Forever Home for a year and a half while in the care of GSRNE foster homes. He is a special needs kind of guy that has some serious allergies and required some special care. Poor Mav waited and waited and not one person went to see him — until I saw his face on the web page.

I knew it was love at first sight and there was just something about this boy that drew him to me. The more I looked, the more I knew it was meant to be. So I pursued Maverick and investigated the care Mav would require. I asked lots of questions and thought about other dogs also on the web page but kept coming back to Maverick. Janice and I spent lots of time chatting in emails and on the phone and she patiently answered my questions. It really didn’t matter to me that he needed a bath a week and should go on shot therapy for his allergies — I could tell he was very special.

After meeting Maverick at his foster home, my husband Mark and I knew it was right and apparently Cocoa (our current doggie, also a Shepherd) did too because the meeting between Cocoa and Mav went well. This was going to work! I had great hopes and I just knew it was right.

It has been about 5 months now and Cocoa, a 7 year old female, and 6 year old Maverick are getting along very well. They love to play soccer in the yard with Deb and both get to go to the Cape to visit with their grandparents. Soon Mav will have his first swim in the ocean. Maverick is my Joy Boy and I don’t remember what it was like before he came into our lives. I knew from the moment I laid eyes on his picture that he was meant to be with us. He is sweet and good-natured and loves to play. He snuggles and gives kisses and lets his sister share his toys. What more can a mommy ask for? We love this guy!!

Thank you to all the rescue people that kept him under such great care until we found each other.