Max's Helping Paws Foundation


Max’s Helping Paws Foundation was founded in memory of Maximillian, who passed from a rare kidney cancer in 2016. His parents, Dyana Klein and husband, local veterinary internist, Dr. Jonathan Fradkin, started this Monterey County animal welfare non-profit in his honor. Max’s provides financial lifelines to pet owners with a pet experiencing a health crisis. Serving low and no income Monterey County pet parents in the midst of an unexpected veterinary emergency, this organization aims to eliminate suffering, surrender and euthanasia due to financial constraint.

Max’s believes that owners should have a chance to make a medical decision based on fact not fear. They prove assistance for immediate, short-term and continued care to pets in need. After five years, Max’s Helping Paws Foundation has assisted nearly 800 pets and awarded close to $600,000 in veterinary care! 

As a reminder, Walkabout promises to donate $1 for every order made during April, as well as 100% of customer tip donations, to Max's Helping Paws Foundation. If you are interested in helping directly, you can sign up to donate or volunteer at these links.


To learn more about Max’s Helping Paws and their impact on the pets and pet families of Monterey County, please take a few minutes to watch the video below. To donate and become a supporter of Max’s, please visit their website at