Donnie, a 62-pound Pitbull, was left alone in a courtyard in New York and wandered for two days. After being rescued and taken to the Animal Care Center in Brooklyn, Donnie had something to prove. Despite his big size, he was just a big mushball. “Some of our biggest dogs are also the biggest, mushiest babies! It’s so sweet and silly that they don’t realize their own size, or that most people are probably afraid of them,” said Manisha Shah, an ACC volunteer.
Donnie was nervous at first, but he quickly warmed up to the volunteers and started smiling at everyone who walked by. Shah, who runs Boroughbred in Brooklyn, made a video about Donnie to help him get adopted. Pitbulls like Donnie often have a hard time finding homes, even though they are friendly, loving pets. According to TIME, dogs labeled as “pitbulls” will often wait three times as long at shelters to find homes than dogs of different breeds.
Currently, Donnie is living with a foster mom and acclimating to life in a home. Soon, he will finally find the family he’s been looking for, a family that loves all 62 pounds of him. >>… RELATED POST: Old Homeless Dog Had Sad Stories To Tell, Man Held Him And Listened