Adoption ad goes viral after a woman tried to find a permanent home for her 'hellion' foster dog Hank
- A dog named Hank has gone viral after his foster mother made an expletive-filled adoption website.
- Christine Clauder made the website to find the right type of person to be Hank's long-term owner.
- "I'm told he's a Siberian Black Mouth Cur, but what the hell even is that?" the ad reads.
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A pet adoption ad has received viral attention after a dog's foster mother made a website filled with expletives to help find him a suitable forever home.
The tongue-in-cheek page Please Adopt Hank was created by Christine Clauder on July 2 in a bid to find the right person to adopt the dog she describes as a "hellion."
The ad reads: "While we were parked outside the Red Bull factory, Hank flew into our passenger side and immediately helped himself to our stash of road trip snacks like a teenager raiding the fridge after school."
It continues: "He's 54 pounds of pure, unadulterated, kinetic energy with eyes like the ocean. Unfortunately, that ocean also sank the Titanic."
The page also notes that Hank is "kind of trained," "fancy AF," and "loyal AF."
Clauder said that when she first came across Hank in early May he was abandoned and in an industrial part of Houston, Texas. She recalls that he was malnourished, neglected, and covered in fleas so she took him home and spent the next few months getting him cleaned, neutered, and ready for adoption.
"The spiciness of the language was built for the kind of personality that someone needs in order to handle this big goofball," said Clauder of her website.
"If they're easily offended by words on a website then I wouldn't think it would be a good match because they definitely need a thick skin to handle this dog," she added.
She described Hank as "bouncy" and in need of "constant attention" that she is unable to provide in the long-term, so she is determined to find someone who can keep up with Hank.
The website jokes that Hank is "a Siberian Black Mouth Cur, but what the hell even is that?"
His distinctive blue eyes give away his Siberian husky side, which Clauder says is confirmed by his personality.
"Siberian huskies are extremely intelligent dogs and they are always getting into shenanigans and his personality matches that completely as well," she said.
According to Clauder, Hank is very receptive to training, which she hopes will make him more adoptable. He was not trained when she first took him home but within two days he had already learned to sit, shake, and lay down.
The adoption ad began attracting online attention after it was picked up by numerous media outlets including HuffPost, Mail Online, People, Today, and the New York Post, as well as Hank's television debut with local station Fox26 Houston.
Since then, Clauder says Hank has had an increased number of people reach out to his adoption agency Friend4Life, but they are still searching for the right owner.
She also said that she was struck by the camaraderie of the pet-fostering community: "I have other fosters emailing me saying, 'thank you so much because we thought we were alone in this. It's nice to know that there are other fosters out there who are just as exhausted as you guys are.'"
The Please Adopt Hank page will continue to be updated as Hank undergoes a doggy DNA test, goes to trial sleepovers, and, fingers crossed, has an adoption party when he finds a home to run riot in.
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