Clarence lives by the golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated. To the adorable 4-year-old rescue dog, that means giving everyone he encounters cuddles and clinging to his caregivers in the hopes that they will never leave him.
Clarence had never known what it was like to be at home. His entire life had been spent outside in his family’s yard, until they abandoned him in a Walmart parking lot and drove away.
The golden retriever-mix met two other abandoned dogs there — a German shepherd and a Chihuahua-mix — and began following them around.
Clarence and his German shepherd pal were eventually captured by animal control, who contacted his owner. Clarence was placed on the euthanasia list when his owner declined to come and claim him. Fortunately, Hounds In Pounds stepped in just in time to save Clarence and the German shepherd and place them in loving homes.
Despite having had a terrible start in life, Clarence has no grudges against humans and is full of kindness.
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“He is nice, sensitive, and so thankful to be safe with us,” said Hounds In Pounds on Facebook. “We can’t help but become caught in Clarence’s golden coat; it reminds us of sunlight, and his personality does as well.” He is bright, warm, and brightens the lives of all who know him.”
The large, fluffy dog gets along well with everyone he meets, including other dogs, cats, and children. “He is literally an angel,” Cat Suzuki, the creator of Hounds In Pounds, told The Dodo. “All he wants is to be by your side.” “What a mush this puppy is.”
Clarence will travel from Georgia to New Jersey in the coming days to begin his hunt for his forever home. And his rescuers are confident that the affable dog would offer joy to any family who is fortunate enough to adopt him.
“Because he attaches fast, he might do well in a home with individuals who are around more often than not,” Suzuki added. “He’s fairly lazy, so a movie buddy or snuggling buddy would be excellent.”
Clarence can’t wait to give his future significant other a hearty embrace and, finally, receive one in return.
h/t: The DoDo