Foster carers have saved an ‘unrehomeable’ Great Dane named Bruno who was on the brink of being euthanised.
Anna, 42, and Melissa, 23, fostered the puppy in December, before fearing he would be put down if he was returned to AdoptaDane Rescue Queensland Inc.
AdoptaDane Queensland, who rescued Bruno, said there were claims he had attacked, bitten and lunged at people.
Anna said in March the Great Dane cross was ‘unrehomeable’ due to alleged behavioural and health issues.
Foster carers have saved a ‘unrehomeable’ Great Dane named Bruno who was on the brink of being euthanised
‘In December and January, AdoptADane received information that a Great Dane, Bruno, which it had placed in the hands of AdoptADane foster carer, Anna, had shown potential signs of aggression,’ she said.
Bruno’s original owner Kelly Marsh had taken in him, his parents and siblings from a friend when they were a month old.
AdoptaDane Queensland, where Bruno came from, said there were claims he had attacked, bitten and lunged at people
Ms Marsh said she planned on keeping Bruno, but it didn’t work out.
‘All I really wanted was for Bruno to be loved and in a place where everything is provided for him,’ she told The Courier Mail.
‘Melissa did the right thing, she protected him and she’s paid for everything for him as well.’
Bruno underwent professional training and was booked in for another six months of behavioral lessons.
He also passed a temperament test by a different dog behaviourist.
The Saving Bruno Facebook page, which has gained thousands of followers since the saga began, confirmed the dog will stay with Anna and Melissa.
Bruno underwent professional training and was booked in for another six months of behavioral lessons
‘Bruno wants to give you the great news, he doesn’t have to worry anymore and will live out his days with his family,’ the post said.
‘As AdoptADane takes very seriously the responsibility and safety of its foster carers, it sought to have Bruno returned to them.
‘In recent weeks Bruno has been assessed by dog behaviour specialists arranged by Anna and Melissa, who jointly share Bruno’s care, that have determined that Bruno’s well-being is well-served by him remaining in their care.
‘AdoptADane no longer seeks the return of Bruno. As such, Bruno will remain in the care of Anna and Melissa as his owners.’
The Saving Bruno Facebook page, which has gained thousands of followers since the saga began, confirmed the dog will stay with Anna and Melissa