After 14 unsuccessful adoptions, a 63-pound puppy deemed “too big” and “clumsy” has eventually found his forever home.
The SPCA of Wake County, a non-profit animal rescue in Raleigh, North Carolina, received Ronald, a playful mixed breed, on December 7, 2022, from a local municipal shelter, according to Fox News.
Within a month, the one-year-old was requested by 11 families and went home with three others for trial adoptions; nevertheless, his exuberant energy and size seemed to scare off potential owners.
That was when the shelter decided to turn to Facebook to “break Ronald’s unlucky streak”.
PCA of Wake County posted on the social platform on Jan.11 “Help us break Ronald’s unlucky streak! 14 adoptions have fallen through for this lovely guy — mostly due to being too big/strong,”
“Ronald knows his commands, takes treats super gently, and is 100% sweet. He truly is a very good boy”, the post continued.
The post has been shared nearly 70,000 times on Facebook. Pup enthusiasts hurried to the comments section to fawn about the dog.
According to The SPCA of Wake County, they received almost 800 messages from people interested in adopting him.
On January 17, Kiersten Davis, a nurse from Raeford, North Carolina and her family officially adopted Ronald.
“As soon as I brought him home and saw him with the boys and our other dog, I knew we would finalize the adoption,” she said.
She is living with her husband, two young sons and a three-year-old Australian Shepherd called Billie.
The shelter shared a sweet Facebook post to mark the occasion with images of Ronald enjoying his new home and receiving a hug from Davis’s 4-year-old son.
“Ronald’s unlucky streak has officially ended!!! Look how happy he looks. His new family says he is doing so great with the kids, and they are just obsessed with him”. The team wrote.