I volunteer at a greyhound rescue just outside of Seattle. Right now, we have about 24 hounds at the kennel, all available for adoption. We recently received some new hounds from overseas, and today was the first time I got to meet them. I was not, however, expecting to meet the glorious great dane puppy in Run Number 12. Yep, you read that right. A Great Dane!
This pup came to us with a shipment of greyhounds. “Why?” you ask. Valid question indeed. Well, as it turns out, when the rescue organization oversees rescued him, it was under the belief (based on a very poor quality photo) that he was a greyhound mix. Thereafter, it was shortly discovered that he was a very undernourished great dane puppy, but by then the greyhound rescue had already pledged to sponsor him. Fast forward, and here he is. Wait, let me get this right: HERE HE IS!
This little guy is the size of my Luna, and is still very much a puppy. I am hopeful that he will find his forever home soon. In the meantime, I will enjoy the snuggles, cuddles, and playtime with this joyous “little” pup.
The lesson? Don’t assume that your local shelter only has a certain type of dog. Visit the websites of your local rescues, and browse their available pets. Better yet, set up an appointment to go visit. You may be surprised at what you find.
I found a daffodil in a field of tulips.