You cannot walk past Speck, the adorable rescue pup looking for a home without stopping and saying hello
Speck, who was living at the Bullock County Humane Society is known for pushing his face between the gap of his cage and reaching out his paw to say hi!
“All he wants is people love,” Desiray Miracle-Wilder, the shelter’s director, told The Dodo.
“He will reach his little hand out and he just wants you to touch him and hold his hand. And he’s so sad when you walk off to finish cleaning or whatever you have to do.”
Speck was sat in his kennel for a year and a half, waiting for a family to notice him.
Despite his rough past, Speck seems to be very trusting of humans and other animals, he just wants some love.
“You could put anything else around him — another giant dog, a cat, but he is just so fixated on getting love from people that he doesn’t care about anything else,” Wilder said.
“He just wants you to touch him. If you sit down, he’s laying on you, if you hold his hand, he’ll hold your hand, if you scratch his belly, he’ll roll over.”
One day, Speck did his usual hand-holding thing to Wilder, and she decided to video it and post it on her Facebook page to gain some interest for the pup.
Here’s the clip that went viral with nearly 500k views:
It didn’t take long for Speck to be noticed. Allie’s Hope For Paws Dog Rescue soon noticed and helped out finding him a forever home
“He will be running on a 26-acre farm with Mike, his family and two fur brothers!” Wilder wrote on Facebook.
“We are so excited. Not only did Speck get adopted due to this video of his cuteness but he also helped a few other fur babies get rescued and he got us some food donations!”
Speck now has his forever home and he can’t be happier!
We hope that his story will inspire more people to open their hearts to more dogs who need rescuing.