Maximus — Shelter

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maximus, my 3 legged pocket pitt bull has endured the most horrific experience when he was only 6 months old. Max was used as a bait puppy and then thrown away like a piece of garbage and left for dead. He should hate humans, he should hate other dogs. But he doesn’t. Yes, Max is very leary with dogs he doesn’t know. We have 4 other dogs besides Max and he loves them to the moon and back. Maximus has taught me how to forgive and move on, and he filled a hole in my heart that had been there for too long. Maximus loves life, his heart is bigger than the anything you can imagine. His big smile brightens my life. To some he may not be a hero, but to me he’s my hero and my little fighter who never gave up.