It’s one of those feel good stories you can’t help but, well, feel good about. Gasket, Gunther and Goliath have been together since birth. They are big, weighing a combined 350 pounds. They are beautiful. And they are inseparable.
The trio share a bond that is so deep the humane society felt they could not be split up when adopted. They put out a call for adoption on October 9th and the dog tale garnered international attention ever since.
The Edmonton Humane Society were inundated with responses after putting out a call to adopt a trio of bonded Saint Bernard dogs
The three Saint Bernard dogs have now been adopted from the Edmonton Humane Society. A Calgary family adopted the trio. The humane society say they received hundreds of inquiries, resulting in a week-long review of applicants. It was quite the process as well with phone and in-person interviews.
The couple are no strangers to adoption. The EHS say the couple adopted numerous pets as well as one of their two children. The new family members will join their other dog in their one-acre fenced yard.
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“We are beyond excited to be giving these three dogs their forever home,” said the family in a statement to the humane society. “When we found out that we were getting the opportunity to meet them, we cried tears of joy. Pets add so much to the family, and we’re so happy we can give back to them by providing a loving home for the rest of their lives.”
The gentle giants became international stars
Tens of millions of people across 40 countries took in the story of the three dogs. The reaction was so huge that EHS had to close applications after receiving over 200 inquiries from all over the world in the first day alone.
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“The response to the story of these gentle giants, from the thousands who helped share our call for help to those who offered their homes to these dogs, was truly astounding,” said Manager of Animal Health & Protection Jamey Blair in release.
“At the end of the day we could only choose one family for them, but there are thousands of other homeless pets who are all as deserving of a forever home. We hope this story inspires people to adopt from their local shelters and rescues.”
EHS first cared for the dogs on September 22nd after being transferred from another animal welfare agency. The EHS team said all three experienced stress and anxiety when they try separating them. The shelter put the word out on social media and then found out the dogs were litter mates and have been together since birth.