This dog has the most beautiful smile in the world and whenever people approach his kennel at the shelter, his smile stretches from ear to ear.
Meet the 2-year-old pit bull mix, Orville!
“When you go toward his pen with that leash, he gets that big grin,” Alex Dulaney, a volunteer at White County Animal Shelter, told The Dodo. “When you take him outside and pick up his favorite toy, he’s all about that smile. It’s a really nice, unique smile.”
Despite his easygoing happy personality, volunteers at the White County Animal Shelter are having a hard finding potential adopters for this sweet pit bull mix. Orville has been at the shelter for 437 days, making the dog the shelter’s longest-staying resident.
The pit bull mix arrived at the shelter in January last year after getting picked up as a stray in Sparta, Tennessee. He was only about 1 year old at the time.
“We got a call about a dog roaming the neighborhood, and so an animal control officer went out to pick him up,” Dulaney said.
When he came in, everyone thought Orville would get adopted quickly because of his happy personality; however, after more than a year, the dog is still waiting for a forever home.
“I guess a lot of people overlook him because he is part pit bull, and there’s just so many other dogs that people look at, like German shepherds,” Dulaney said. “He’s got a great personality, but there’s only been like two people, maybe if that, who has even looked at him.”
“I think he thinks this is his home now,” Dulaney added. “He doesn’t know anything outside of that really. I don’t think he’d even know what a couch would be.”
Orville has made friends in the shelter including Sachi, the dog who used to live in the kennel next to him, but all of them got adopted leaving him behind.
“They loved to play together,” Dulaney said. “They’d run around and do all these little zoomies and stuff, but when she left, he’s just not had that kind of bond with anyone lately.”
The people at the shelter are still positive that the pit bull mix will soon find someone who is willing to give him unconditional love.
“We’re all waiting for his chance, and he’s definitely become one of the staff favorites,” Dulaney said. “He’s a really great dog.”
Please contact the White County Animal Shelter if you are interested in adopting the sweet Orville.
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Source: The Dodo