If there is one golden rule that Clarence lives by, it is to treat others as you would like to be treated. To the adorable 4-year-old rescue dog, this means offering hugs to everyone he meets and clinging to his caregivers in the hopes that they would never abandon him.
Clarence never knew the comforts of a home. His entire life was spent outside in his family’s yard before they dropped him in a Walmart parking lot and drove away.
There, the golden retriever-mix met two other abandoned dogs — a German shepherd and a Chihuahua-mix and started following them around.
Clarence and his German shepherd pal were eventually apprehended by animal control, and his owner was contacted. Clarence was put on the euthanasia list when the owner refused to come to retrieve him. Thankfully, Hounds In Pounds intervened just in time to save Clarence and the German shepherd and place them in loving homes.
Clarence has no grudges toward humans and is so full of love, despite his tough beginnings in life.
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“He is sweet, gentle and so grateful to be safe with us,” Hounds In Pounds wrote on Facebook. “We can’t help but get lost in Clarence’s golden coat, it reminds us of sunshine and so does his personality. He is bright, warm and brings light to those who know him.”
Everyone he meets, including other dogs, cats, and children, gets along with the huge, fluffy dog. Cat Suzuki, the creator of Hounds In Pounds, told The Dodo, “He is an angel – literally.” “All he wants to do is be by your side.” “This dog is a mush,” says the owner.
Clarence will travel from Georgia to New Jersey in the coming days to begin his hunt for his permanent home. And his rescuers are confident that he will offer joy to any family that is fortunate enough to adopt him.
“Because he bonds fast, he would do well in a family with people who are around more often than not,” Suzuki added. “He’s a bit of a couch potato, so a movie buddy or cuddling buddy would be excellent.”
Clarence is eager to offer his prospective partner a hearty embrace and, at long last, receive one in return.