Quinte, On. real estate agent: Max is a Friendly Old Soul

Max is a Friendly Old Soul

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about a dog named Willy. His owners were downsizing and moving to an apartment, and even though it broke their hearts, they knew that it was best if Willy found a new home.

We did manage to find Willy suitable accomodations, thanks to someone who read my blog post. - That should be a lesson to those of you who wonder about the effectiveness of blogging.

Well today I'm making a similar appeal. One of my clients has an old farm dog who can longer be at her side as she journies on to the next stage of her life.

Old Max.

Whenever I drive my car up the long driveway, the first being that greets me is Max. He lopes (about as gracefully as a rather rotund old fellow can manage) alongside my car the whole way. Boy oh boy is he ever excited to see me. He can't contain himself as I'm gathering my things in the car, he moves about in a circle chasing his tail until I open the door and step out. I suspect he does this to everybody though.

Of course I have to spend the first five minutes greeting the old guy and playing with him for a while. A welcome like that can't be ignored, it must be returned in kind. Once I have paid an adequate amount of attention to him, he will happily wander off and go about his own business. If only the greeters at Walmart were so happy to see me.

Unfortunately Max will probably need a large property to wander about in what will probably be the last year or two of his life, so it will have to be a rather special new home. Max has been a farm dog his whole life. Winter and Summer he prefers to be outside. As you can see by the picture, he's not a show dog with any kind of pedigree. Max is just a friendly old soul who will soon need a new home. Give me a call if you can think of one.


Comment balloon 8 commentsMalcolm Johnston • April 20 2011 11:15AM


Malcolm, I really am starting to like this feature, it is a great service to those who have loved their pets but for whatever reason, can no longer care for them.  Kudos to you.

Posted by Chris Smith, South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta (Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Malcolm - That's a lovely plea on Max's behalf for a new home.  I'm sure your client is grateful.

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, sounds like he would make a great pet... maybe you should take him... :)

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) about 9 years ago


This is a very difficult situation and I wish you all the best in your search.


Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) about 9 years ago

Thanks Chris, it's hard not to try to do something for these creatures.

Thank you Norma, I hope this works.

Sheila, I wish I could, but no one ever home and I don't have any acreage. We put down our dog last year and I'm still sad about that. I couldn't handle it again.

Thank you Brian, it is hard to see a situation like this.




Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago

Malcolm I'm betting that this blog is just as successful as the last one that found a dog a home.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Malcolm, how great of you to help Max out. I hope he is happy in his new home...soon.

Posted by Charles Edwards Bentonville, AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker (Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 ) about 9 years ago

Charita, thanks, I'm really hoping so.

Valerie, he's an adorable old fellow, truly a gentleman (dog)

Thank you Charles, I hope so too.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) about 9 years ago