Three enormous but anxiety-ridden St Bernards are looking for a new home in Edmonton, Canada. And it turns out the giants are a family of brothers.
There has been a surprising flurry of interest in adopting the boys. But the Edmonton Humane Society (EHS) is taking its time to help them choose a home. With a combined weight of 350lb and a monthly food bill likely to hit around $300, the dogs require a family whose love runs deep.
It has to be pawfect
The brothers are from the same litter, and efforts to find them individual homes have failed as they become nervous when separated.
“While friendly and playful,” writes the EHS, “their behaviour assessment showed signs of the trio being bonded with each other, including high levels of anxiety, searching, and attempting to escape in order to find each other when separated.
“As a result, EHS is requiring that they go to the same home.”
The dogs are five years old, and in great condition. In fact, experts originally assumed they were as young as two years old, due to the good health of their teeth.
Wanted: Special Adopter!
We are facing a giant adoption challenge (literally) & need your help to find these 3 brothers their forever home! Gasket, Gunther & Goliath are 2-year-old Saint Bernard’s & while friendly & playful, their assessment showed they are bonded. pic.twitter.com/y48ijE4DDs
— Edmonton Humane (@EdmontonHumane) 9 octobre 2018
We Three Kings
And they already have fabulous names – Goliath, Gunther, and Gasket. That’s one less thing to worry about for whoever decides they have room in their heart for the gentle giants.
Applications to adopt the St Bernards have come from as far away as Australia. The dogs are looking for a home closer to their Canadian roots, however, to minimize travel stress. The Humane Society has now closed applications to concentrate on sifting through the more than 200 pleas from eager dog-lovers.
Perhaps the brothers will be coming to a town near you. If so, you are advised to get out of their way.
WOW! Since putting out the call for help to find a forever home for our trio of bonded Saint Bernard dogs, we have received an incredible response from interested adopters! THANK YOU to everyone who has shared their story to connect these gentle giants with their new family 💕 pic.twitter.com/u7zQj5p16s
— Edmonton Humane (@EdmontonHumane) 10 octobre 2018