“It’s whenever you’re talking real sweet to him … he gets this smile like he wants something,” volunteer Sarrah Walton said. “[It’s] like he’s telling you, ‘Come pet me, come love me.’”
Burreaux the puppy was taken in alongside two other dogs, Joe and O, by the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana. He was just eight-weeks-old at the time. When Courtney Wingate, the director of HSNW passed by the local animal control, she just couldn't ignore Burreaux and the other two. She knew she couldn't leave the adorable puppies behind because one of them flashed her an adorable smile, and she knew they deserved better, reports The Dodo. Wingate immediately made a call to volunteer Sarrah Walton who rushed over to take the 8-week-old dogs.
Wingate's a huge fan of LSU and that's how the pups got their names as she decided to name them after the quarterback and coach of the school’s football team. When they were taken to the hospital, the three of them tested negative for Parvo, and that was a huge relief. However, once at the shelter, the dapper with the amazing smile, Burreaux, fell sick. He had to be rushed back to the animal hospital where he made a great recovery. Soon enough, the volunteer, Walton, started to notice that whenever someone said something nice to Burreaux or just called him a good boy, he would smile from ear-to-ear.
“It’s whenever you’re talking real sweet to him … he gets this smile like he wants something,” Walton said. “[It’s] like he’s telling you, ‘Come pet me, come love me.’” Soon after, the puppers were ready to go to their forever homes and so the rescue center posted a video of the dogs, and they showcased Joe's natural talent for playing fetch and he got adopted almost immediately. “The entire litter was friendly and sweet and they like to play,” Walton said. “Burreaux and his sister are starting to learn fetch, too.” They thought of Burreaux's talent, one they could show off in a video for his adoption plea.
He wasn’t as good at fetch as his brother, but he was a sucker for “sweet talk.” “And we were thinking, ‘Burreaux wants a home so bad that he’s always smiling, trying to cute it up,’” Walton said. “So we took that video and now it’s going viral.” In just a few days, the video of Burreaux grinning went viral and the video's already been viewed over 200,000 times. Despite his online recognition, Burreaux and his sister O, are still on the lookout for their forever home. The puppies are lucky that Wingate and Walton rescued them and got them over to the shelter, but they deserve more. They deserve a place to call home.
People were bowled over by this adorable pupper's smile. Ganine M. Cimaglia Steffe wrote: Who could walk past that precious furbaby and not adopt him. My next adoption will be for a dog that either is old or has been in a shelter for too long. They all need love. Susan Stephenson said: wow he so cute love the smile on him how do I go about to bring this little guy home I been looking for a puppy for me and my daughter, its the eyes and smile that got me. Lori Wilson added: Who could walk by that adorable little face without wanting to pet and love him up. I hope you finally get your furever home and all the tummy rubs you deserve.
Nick Tamachaski stated facts by sharing: It's good that sad stories get out on the internet like this though because I'm sure it greatly increases the odds of him being adopted. Like with Toby the cat who has a disorder that makes his skin sag. They were having trouble getting him adopted then his story got put online and he was adopted within that week. Judie Jamison also shared: I had a dog who would smile naturally; so I taught him to do it on command. I said "smile" & he would! Everyone got such a kick out of that. The person who gets this pup should try to get him to do it as a trick too since he already knows how to smile. PS: if you're up for adopting this charmer and his sister, click here.