“People would probably see him and think that he is big and scary, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.”
By Maeve Dunigan
Published on 10/7/2022 at 1:48 PM
For years, Basher worried that he would never find a family. The mastiff, who stands at 6 feet tall, is 132 pounds of love. But unfortunately, many people couldn’t see past his enormous size.
When he arrived at RSPCA Cornwall in 2021 as a transfer from another shelter, rescuers were intent on finding the gentle giant a permanent home.
It was clear to rescue staff that Basher wasn’t scary. In fact, he was a big softy.
“Basher is so gentle-hearted and goofy,” RSPCA Cornwall staff member Sammy Howard told The Dodo. “People would probably see him and think that he is big and scary, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. He doesn’t have a bad bone in his body.”
Soon after arriving, Basher thought he had found a family. Sadly, this first family returned him to the shelter after only a few days. Regardless, rescue staff were undeterred. They knew Basher would find a forever home soon. In the meantime, they made sure the big, friendly boy got to enjoy all his favorite activities.