The Westminster Dog Show is an orgy of canine entitlement... but Maverick is an exception. He was found on Craigslist.
“[He] was a rescue that was abused and neglected and in terrible shape,” Maverick’s owner, Dan Stallings, told ABC News.
Maverick’s previous owners kept him in a crate for years. He was so thin you could see his ribs. His nose was infected and he’d chewed his own tail raw, but Stallings nursed him back to health and their bond is now palpable.
"There’s my boy. There’s my boy," Stallings said, petting Maverick after the defeat. "This is what it’s all about, every day."