Max Haines

Maxwell Mocha Marauder Haines, more affectionately known as Max, was laid to rest on August 26, 2020. He was born on May 21, 2010 and bought from an AKC breeder in Augusta, WV. He had huge paws and stood out from his siblings which made him the prime choice above the rest. He spent all of his doggy years residing in Capon Bridge, WV where he was given the best ten years of his life. He is survived by his pet parents, Jason (known to Max as “Daddy”) and Chrissie (“Mommy”) Haines. He met several special people throughout his life and was generally excited when visitors would arrive that he defined as “good people”. His intuition was outstanding knowing when to protect and when to trust whomever crossed his path. Max enjoyed any activity that allowed him to be with his Daddy and Mommy. These activities included hiking over 100 miles in the last seven years of his life, taking naps on the cocoon sack, playing with tennis balls or any of his toy collection-especially his pink bacon flavored pig toy, swimming in any body of water he encountered, riding shotgun or as a backseat passenger to anywhere he was allowed, and eating anything dog acceptable as far as human food. Some of his favorite snacks were the last piece of a banana, green beans, baby carrots, apple slices, peanut butter and of course any doggie treat. His special trick was stealing the spots where any of his human last laid or sat before they returned to the space. Max loved to be close to those he considered part of his pack and this was just one way that he showed it. He was first to wake every morning and would wag his tail showing excitement for the new day. He also was usually first to bed at sunset most times coaxing his pet parents that way by lying down in front of them and staring. Max had a one of kind personality that brought many laughs, many joys, and now, many tears. Until we meet again, we will miss our Maxxy dog, especially his animated face, his loving kisses, his comforting spirit, and his rhythmic wagging tail. “Stop telling him he’s just a dog. My dog has more personality, integrity, empathy and loyalty than most people I know. He’s family.”