Gonzo Bunny-Ears came to us in mid-March through Partnership for Animal Welfare. Poor Gonzo had been caught running loose and brought in to the Prince George’s County shelter — in a county with a breed ban. His people never came to retrieve him, even though they were called — twice. Even though he is only part pit bull, if that, he was at some risk under the county’s BSL. Wonderful shelter employees and volunteers rallied to get him placed in a rescue, and we snapped him up to foster.
Gonzo was what we call an insta-pet. He was mostly housebroken, knew basic commands, and loved trotting around with us, just keeping us company. He settled in fast, aside from a little bit of separation anxiety and a penchant for sitting in forbidden chairs. While in our care, Gonzo got to visit downtown DC to see the cherry blossoms, and even decided to run for president!
We also did a DNA test of Gonzo’s lineage to know where those adorable ears really did come from. The results were just as we suspected! His ears are so striking that they even saved another dog’s life in addition to his own.
Although his foster brother, our dog Chick, was not impressed at first, he quickly warmed up, and they took to cleaning each other and co-napping. At that point, it became clear that Gonzo needed a home with another dog– preferably a big one.
As luck would have it, he was adopted in May by a wonderful couple with an enormous little sister for Gonzo to play with!
His departure was bittersweet for us, and per tradition, we wrote him a letter wishing him luck and joy in his new home. We know Gonzo Bunny-Ears is happy as can be. Congrats Mr. Ears!
To read Gonzo’s story from the beginning, click here and use the navigation features at the top of the post to move forward!
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