Rudy was picked in as a stray by Montgomery County Animal Services three years ago. He was quickly adopted, but he became a stray again and found up at the shelter once more. His friends at the shelter have been trying to find him the right forever home ever since, but they keep hearing the same things.
“Unfortunately, Rudy has received no interest in adoption since his return to the shelter,” said Suzanne Hollifield, foster coordinator at Montgomery County Animal Services, to The Dodo. “The majority of the comments we get are, ‘He’s too huge,’ ‘He’s too old,’ and… ‘He sheds a lot.'”
Rudy is six years old, so he has a few years under his belt but many more to come. In terms of personality, he’s essentially a huge dog. He enjoys going for walks, playing with other dogs, taking car rides, and occasionally enjoying puppuccinos from Starbucks. He adores life, and all he needs now is a family to enjoy it with.
While Rudy is doing well at the shelter, he is still a large dog that requires more space to run around and be himself, which is why the shelter is hoping to find him a new home as soon as possible.
“Rudi appears to be doing good in the kennel right now,” Hollifield said, “but he is a large dog and needs more exercise before he starts to decline, [in] a house with active humans and another dog.” “Rudy would probably do best in a home with a fenced-in yard and humans who enjoy going for walks with him.”
What most people don’t realize about Rudy is that all of his “drawbacks” are actually advantages. Because he’s huge, there’s more of him to cuddle with. He’s a little older, which means he’s already learnt the ropes and will easily integrate into any new home. He’s cheerful, inquisitive, and a lot of fun – who wouldn’t want to have him as a member of their family?
“His personality is as large as his ears,” remarked Hollifield. “Rudy is a good-natured old goober who adores other dogs and people!” He would be an excellent partner for a household searching for a wonderful German shepherd mix!”
Rudy hasn’t had much luck finding the right home, but his shelter mates aren’t giving up. His ideal family exists somewhere, and they will love every enormous, fluffy inch of him.
“He may have lost some hair, grown older, and be bigger, but his heart and love for this world are priceless,” Hollifield added.
If you are interested in adopting Rudy, please contact Montgomery County Animal Services.
h/t: The DoDo