Large adult dogs are often overlooked for puppies or smaller breed dogs. They patiently wait by their kennel door for someone to pick them.
They watch dozens of other dogs find their person and wonder when it will be their turn. Every time they see someone coming they look up with “puppy dog eyes” and wag their tail in anticipation, but then watch as they walk on by.
Humane Society of Broward County in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is hoping the power of social media will help their big dogs find loving homes.
The shelter shared a video of some of their adult dogs who have been waiting for months for their person and ask, “Will they ever find homes?”
@humanebroward Will they ever find homes? Our adult dogs need your help Day after day, our big dogs see other younger and smaller dogs get adopted, while they wait for someone to give them a chance So often, these wonderful and loving dogs are overlooked due to their size or their age or even their breed Including sweethearts Solo, Maddox, Pongo, Loki, Max, Minnie, Lucy, Chip and Dylan Won’t you please give an adult dog a second chance at life and love? If you cannot adopt, please share their post Their forever families are out there somewhere ❤️ If you would like to meet one of our pets, please complete the pre-adoption application at www.humanebroward.com (link is in bio) and come in. The shelter is located at 2070 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale and opens daily at 11 a.m. If you have any questions call 954-989-3977 ext. 6. To see who is still available, please click the available dogs link in our bio ❤️ #rescuedog #shelterdog #dogrescue #adoptme #adoptdontshop #humanebroward #fortlauderdale #florida #southflorida #miami #browardcounty #miamidade #dogs #dog #dogoftheday #dogsoftiktok #dogshelter #animalshelter #fyp #foryou #please #pleasehelp #foryoupage #muttsoftiktok ♬ Home (Slowed) – Edith Whiskers
They go on to say, “Our adult dogs need your help. Day after day, our big dogs see other younger and smaller dogs get adopted, while they wait for someone to give them a chance. So often, these wonderful and loving dogs are overlooked due to their size or their age or even their breed.”
They all want to find someone to love.
One of the dogs in the video named Pongo is a 2-year-old American Staffordshire terrier who was found as a stray. He is an energetic boy who will need an active partner to go on adventures with. His bio states, “I’m a ball of energy, bouncing around like a kangaroo on a sugar rush.” He is ready to love you unconditionally and only asks the same in return. He also promises to, “fill your life with laughter, fun, and a never-ending supply of playful antics.”
Learn how to adopt him here.
There are several more adult dogs waiting at the shelter, like Dee Dee. The 2-year-old Labrador retriever mix is a sweet and loving girl who wants to find a family of her own. Her personality is just as beautiful as her brindle coat. Her bio states, “She loves going for walks, to the park and for car rides. She enjoys visiting with other dogs, chasing lizards and hanging out in the water. Dee Dee looks big and strong but she is gentle and will give you baby kisses and sit by your side waiting to be your loyal companion forever.”
Find out more about her here.
Shelters across the country are full of big and small dogs waiting for loving homes, so please adopt. Check out all the adoptable pets at Humane Society of Broward County on their website.
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