When a dog is left in the parking lot of a Walmart, he can't stop hugging his hero.
Clarence lives by the golden rule of treating others the way you want to be treated. For this beautiful 4-year-old rescue dog, this means hugging everyone he meets and clinging to his caregivers in hopes they'll never let go.
Clarence had never known the comforts of home. He spent his entire childhood outside in his family's yard before they abandoned him in a Walmart parking lot.
The golden retriever mix met two other abandoned dogs there — a German shepherd and a chihuahua mix — and began following them.
Clarence and his German Shepherd friend were eventually caught by animal control, who notified his owner. Clarence was placed on the euthanasia list when his owner refused to come pick him up. Fortunately, Hounds In Pounds came in just in time to rescue Clarence and the German Shepherd and place them in loving homes.
Despite his bad start in life, Clarence has no grudges against people and is full of kindness.
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“He is beautiful and kind and so grateful that he is safe with us,” Hounds In Pounds stated on Facebook. “We can't help but become caught up in Clarence's golden coat; it reminds us of sunshine, and so does his personality.” He is bright and warm, and he illuminates the people who know him.
The large, gentle dog gets along with everyone he meets, including other dogs, cats, and children. “He truly is an angel,” Kat Suzuki, creator of Hounds In Pounds, told The Dodo. “All he wants is to be by your side.” "What a mush this puppy is."
Clarence will travel from Georgia to New Jersey in the coming days to begin his search for his forever home. The rescuers are confident that the cute guy will bring joy to any family lucky enough to adopt him.
“He will do well in a family with members who are present most of the time,” Suzuki added. “It's very lethargic, so having a movie companion or a warmth companion would be excellent.”
Clarence is eager to give his potential partner a warm embrace, and in the end he gets one in return.