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Hank may be adorable, but make no mistake, this dog is quite a handful.
That’s according to Christine Clauder of Houston, who found Hank, a stray dog, a few months ago in an industrial area of town.
Although he’s “an amazing dog,” he’s also very energetic and requires a lot of attention, which Clauder and his family aren’t equipped to handle, Clauder told Fox News.
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“It’s not that we don’t like him, it’s not that we don’t want to keep him,” Clauder said.
Instead, she explained that she was currently looking for a job and that once she started working again, she wouldn’t be able to stay home with Hank all day. Likewise, her husband is also absent for eight hours a day.
“Hank can’t be [alone]and he doesn’t deserve to be alone — at least at this point in his life,” Clauder said, adding that Hank doesn’t do well locked in a crate. “That’s just not his personality.”
Clauder says she build a websiteto help find Hank a forever home.
The site has since gone viral for its hilarious descriptions and use of swear words.
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On the site, pleaseadopthank.com, Clauder jokes about when she and her family found Hank writing: “While we were parked in front of the Red Bull factory, Hank flew to our passenger side and immediately used our stash of snacks for the trip like a teenager raiding the fridge after school.”
The ad continues: “He weighs 54 pounds of pure, unmixed kinetic energy with eyes like the ocean. Sadly, that ocean also sank the Titanic.”
Clauder also describes Hank as having an “always-on personality” and in need of a “loving, active home with someone willing to train him”.
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Clauder, who has a background in digital marketing, explained that she chose to use humor and swear words because it would “catch the attention of the people I want to advertise to.”
She added that it “reflects my feelings as well.”
“I was very, very, very tired,” she said. “I love this dog, but he’s exhausting.”
“I needed the website to be absolutely clear in terms of Hank’s personality,” she added. “But I also had to tell the truth because I didn’t want to make a website or I didn’t want to advertise Hank as a great family dog with little babies and kids, because that’s not Hank. And being honest about his personality would reduce the chances of a comeback.”
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Although some people were offended by Clauder’s use of profanity, she told Fox it was intentional.
“If you are offended by words on a website, Hank is not the dog for you because Hank is an offensive dog…and you will need thick skin and that sense of humor to be able to raise it,” she said.
Clauder admits that she built the site without permission from Friends for life animal shelter — which handles Hank’s adoption — and she expected to be asked to take down the site.
Instead, Clauder said, the shelter’s executive director posted a link to the website on Facebook and wrote, “F—ing Adopt Hank.”
“I felt like I got the golden blessing from the top of the top. And we went from there,” Clauder said.
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Some of Hank’s best qualities, according to Clauder, are his loyalty, curiosity, and intelligence.
“He makes us laugh every day with his shenanigans and he’s so sassy,” Clauder said. “He just looks at you with those bright blue eyes and you can see exactly what he’s thinking.”
Hank also helped Clauder heal after losing another pet. She explained that her former dog had died the day before Hank was discovered by her and her family.
Since Clauder’s adoption announcement went viral, hundreds of people have called the Friends for Life shelter and at least 50 people have applied to adopt him.
Although he has not yet been adopted, Hank meets families and has sleepovers with families to see if he can find a suitable family. But Clauder adds that making sure Hank gets placed in the right home is more important than rushing to get him adopted.
“I really think he’s a fantastic dog…we’re looking for his perfect family,” she said.