The 80-pound dog named Buckwheat was first discovered by rescuers tied to a fence in an abandoned construction site. After they freed him, they immediately transported him to Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch in Jupiter, Florida. Furry Friends put him into a two-week quarantine hold before he was placed for adoption.
With Buckwheat’s adorable and loving personality, he became an easy favorite among the staff. He had such cartoony eyes that showed how sweet he was and everyone who would look at him would just get sucked in. He was the kind of dog that could easily make people smile and melt hearts in an instant. Not only that but smaller dogs also loved him because he was always friendly and playful with them.
And despite being one of the largest dogs at the shelter, he was undeniably a cuddle bug who would lie across the lap of anyone who would let him. But that hefty size of him was also a reason as to why he wouldn’t get adopted easily. Big dogs don’t quite fit in just any home so Buckwheat had to wait long before he found his forever home.
But everything was worth it when he finally did.
Buckwheat got adopted during the annual Bissell Pet Foundation’s Empty the Shelters program wherein adoption fees are reduced to attract more people into adopting the dogs. He went home that day with Lisa Cotton who immediately fell in love with him at first sight. She was also excited that her German shepherd would now have a great companion.
There were a few happy tears shed that day as staff felt bittersweet seeing Buckwheat go home to his forever family. He was definitely loved by everyone in the shelter and he will surely be missed. But now, he is off to a better place and ready to start a new chapter in his life as Gus.