January 25, 2023
After submitting an application, Davis, 28, received the happy news that “Ronny” was coming home to her family on January 12.
“Everything’s been really good at the house,” she said. “He really just fits in perfectly.”
As for why the energetic, playful dog kept getting returned, SPCA spokesperson Samantha Ranlet told the Post: “It was all just different versions of that combination of being really playful and kind of clumsy and goofy and still working on his manners, in combination with his large size.”\
The outlet didn’t note how many of the families had children, which also can be a big deciding factor.
Despite his string of failed adoptions, staff at the SPCA had grown to love the “sweet, cute” dog, Ranlet added. It is partly because of this that she took to Facebook for help getting the word out, writing “Help us break Ronald’s unlucky streak! 14 adoptions have fallen through for this lovely guy — mostly due to being too big/strong.”
“Now and then, if he gets excited, he might stand up and put his front paws on you or become a little mouthy. But he is a big puppy, after all! As long as you have reasonably sturdy footing, you’ll have no problem with Ronald. Plus, he loves treats and practicing his tricks, so he’ll be a great student for any training.”
Davis was one of the thousands who saw the post.
“I was like, ‘Oh, there’s no way I’m going to get him,'” she told the Post. “Someone, I’m sure, is going to scoop him up so fast. But I applied anyway.”
Agreeing to a five-week trial, she brought Ronald back home, surprising her kids with their latest family member in the living room.
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