Dog Battling Cancer Takes A Last Roll Around Town

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Lowe’s loaned Mav’s owner a wagon to facilitate his trip around town. Photo: Eileen Marie Simoneau/Facebook


Maverick is beloved, but ailing. The 9-year-old golden retriever is battling lymphoma for the second time and while the treatments, for now, appear to be helping, he is weak and unable to walk, so owner Joey Maxwell wanted to treat his dear friend to a final, joyful ride around town.

Home for Maverick is Deland, FL, and the local Lowe’s was on-hand to help this bucket list ride happen, loaning Maxwell a wagon so he could tote Maverick to and from his favorite haunts, allowing him to make new friends as he traveled. The journey was well documented on social media.


Everybody Loves Maverick, the dog’s Facebook page, reported several days ago that he was doing quite well, his condition stable for the time being. He’s even gotten a few more wagon rides in, to boot!

Maverick also has a GoFundMe page to help with cancer treatment costs. At press time, they were less than $2k shy of a $10,000 goal.

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