SCOOBY GREW! Puppy power for fam­ily who adopt Great Dane

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Ste­fanie Mc­court

A Stone­house fam­ily have adopted Dogs Trust Glas­gow’s big­gest-ever puppy.

Great Dane Arnie weighs in at a whop­ping 95lbs – despite be­ing just five­months-old. Julie and Colin Reid, along with their son Josh, vis­ited the re­hom­ing cen­tre in a bid to find a pet suited to their home and fam­ily. And they were in­stantly won over by Arnie’s charm and char­ac­ter. The pooch cur­rently weighs the same as a baby hippo, and still has a lot of growing to do over the next cou­ple of years. As well as his in­cred­i­ble weight, he is al­ready 6ft tall when stand­ing on his hind legs. Arnie be­came a firm favourite with Ca­nine Car­ers at the char­ity base be­cause of his play­ful na­ture and love of peo­ple, and he quickly struck up a close bond with Josh when he and his mother took him out for a walk while at the re­hom­ing cen­tre. Julie said: “We didn’t have a spe­cific breed in mind when look­ing for a pet, but Arnie is the per­fect com­pan­ion.

“He is gen­tle, lov­ing and so play­ful, he will def­i­nitely fit in at home. We are just re­lieved we have a big enough home to ac­com­mo­date our new baby hippo!

“The team at Dogs Trust Glas­gow have of­fered us a host of con­tin­ued sup­port with Arnie as he gets older, from be­havioural ad­vice to train­ing, and we can’t wait to help Arnie de­velop into a happy and well-man­nered adult.”

San­dra Law­ton, re­hom­ing cen­tre man­ager at Dogs Trust Glas­gow, added: “We are al­ways over­joyed when a dog finds their per­fect some­one, and we are sure Arnie has gone to a home where he will re­ceive lots of love and care.

“The team can’t wait to get reg­u­lar up­dates from Arnie’s fam­ily on all his an­tics be­cause he is def­i­nitely a lap dog at heart and has no idea just how big he is!

“We can’t be sure how big Arnie will grow to but, even now, he is still the big­gest puppy Dogs Trust Glas­gow has ever re­homed.

“We still have plenty of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds in our care await­ing their for­ever homes so any­one in­ter­ested in adopt­ing a res­cue dog should pop down to Dogs Trust Glas­gow for more in­for­ma­tion.”

If you are in­ter­ested in re­hom­ing or fos­ter­ing a res­cue dog, please get in touch with the team at Dogs Trust Glas­gow on 0300 303 0292 or visit www.dogstrust.org. uk/our-cen­tres/glas­gow

We are al­ways over­joyed when a dog finds their per­fect some­one

Top dog Julie Reid with Great Dane pup Arnie

Hugearnie the Great Dane

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