In search of a forever home for the ‘biggest dog ever’ put up for adoption by Dogs Trust Bedford News

Can you give Galahad a house?  (Photo: Dogs Trust)
Can you give Galahad a house? (Photo: Dogs Trust)

A Dogs Trust Shelter is looking for a loving forever home for a dog who they believe is the “Greatest We Have Ever Had”.

Galahad, a four-year-old mastiff, weighs 100 kg – about 15 stones, 7 pounds – which is similar in weight to the average newborn elephant.

Need a house

Galahad currently lives with her foster parents, but is looking for an owner who can handle her size and important demands.

While he can be much larger than the average dog, the four-year-old is a gentle giant, with mastiffs known to be kind, calm, and affectionate.

Old English Mastiffs are recognized by Guinness World Records as the heaviest dog breed, with an Old English Mastiff named Zorba setting the record for heaviest dog in 1987, weighing 142 kg (22 stones, 3 pounds).

Harriet Blaskett, Director of the Reintegration Center at Dogs Trust Canterbury, said: “Galahad is by far the biggest dog we’ve ever had here in Canterbury, and he’s looking for a big-hearted owner to match.

“He has no idea his size and just enjoys human company, so he needs an owner who can handle the demands of such a large dog.”

Potential owners will need plenty of space for Galahad to play, as well as access to a garden he loves to explore.

Although he is known to be a bit awkward, as Ms. Blaskett explains: “Galahad has gone through a lot of upheaval in his life so far, so he can be a little unsure when he first visits something. leaves, but once he’s comfortable he enjoys exploring his surroundings. , sniffing (and spilling things) as you go.

“His wonderful host families say he loves nothing more than lounging on his own sofa – he sleeps on a two-seater – and walking in the garden.

“He has little respect for flower beds or hedges and chooses to walk through them, loves to chew on toys and spray them with saliva with a nod of his head.

Although Galahad is fond of other dogs, he can find them a bit bossy, so all the other dogs in the house shouldn’t be too loud.

He also cannot live with cats or small furry animals, and is known to hunt horses, but would be happy to live with children ages 12 and up.

How to adopt a dog

If you would like to offer Galahad a loving home, you can select the “come meet me” option on his profile.

The relocation center is currently closed to the public, but the trust still matches dogs and owners through its dating system.

If you are paired with a dog, you will be invited to a date at the center to meet them, and if all goes well, plan to bring your new dog home.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-28 20:30:03