December 2022 update: We are so excited to be celebrating our best boy today and have had the absolute best year with him. We don’t know what life would be like without him! Hanky is living his best life. He has really grown into himself and is the most kindhearted dog I’ve ever met. He loves everything, from humans to animals. He does so well with meeting new pets/people, being around kids and being with other dogs. He has become best friends with our cat and they enjoy snoozing together every afternoon. Hank loves going for walks everyday around our town and plays with his toys in between his daily naps on the couch. He quickly learned to stay near us/our yard without needing a leash while he’s at home. He is such a smart and sweet guy and truly is the gentlest giant! We got married this August and we were so happy to have him around every step of the way. While we don’t know his true birthday, we are so excited that we have today to celebrate him!

Thank you again to NCCR, we had the best experience and it was such a great process to find our guy and he truly blesses our life everyday! We are forever grateful to have been given the opportunity to adopt Hank! 🙂
Thanks for reaching out! Hank is still Hank, we decided not to change his name since he listens to it. He has adjusted very well to his new home! Hank sleeps through the night no problem and naps throughout the day. He loves his dog bed and now that he realizes he’s allowed on the couch, he has taken over the loveseat. He will rest his chin on the couch to “ask permission” before he gets up. He is just the best big boy!
Hank gets along with everybody that he meets and has not met anyone he dislikes yet. He has been around other dogs and is curious! He wants to play but doesn’t realize his size. He is learning how to interact and play with other dogs and is super kind and gets along with them. He is very interested in our cat, but she is less than interested in him most of the time. He also wants to play with her, but they’re getting along just fine! 
Hank loves all of his new toys and has been playing more and more and we can tell he is getting comfortable in our home. He especially likes his plush toys and we have to keep an eye on him because he will try to rip the legs/tails/ears off them all. He hasn’t had issues with getting into things he shouldn’t or anything like that. We are working with him on walking on the leash and he goes for daily walks. We’ve been working on playing without a leash and he is doing good with this. He just perseverates on the treats though and doesn’t leave my side if he knows I have a treat for him. 
He is the best boy and we just love him so so much. I am so thankful for him and for all the work your rescue does. If there is anything I can do to help with the rescue, please let me know! I do not have a lot of time to go to the rescue itself but would love to help in any way we could.
Hank was adopted in December 2021.