Animal shelter seeks a new home for its ‘biggest ever’ dog Galahad, who weighs the same as a baby elephant

The 100kg Mastiff needs a ‘big-hearted’ owner able to cope with the demands of such a big dog.


Inews reports that an animal charity says it is looking for a gallant pet lover to take on Galahad, the biggest dog it has ever had.

At 100kg, the Mastiff weighs about the same as a new-born elephant and is equally as clumsy.

Dogs Trust Canterbury Rehoming Centre Manager, Harriet Blaskett said: “Galahad is easily the biggest dog we’ve ever had here at Canterbury, and he’s looking for a big-hearted owner to match.

“He’s got no idea of his size at all and just loves human company so he needs an owner able to cope with the demands of such a big dog.

“Galahad has had a lot of upheaval in his life so far, so can be a little unsure when he first goes somewhere, but once he’s comfortable he enjoys exploring his environment, sniffing (and knocking things over!) as he goes.”

The four-year-old has had a number of different owners, now the Dog’s Trust is hoping to find him a forever home. Prospective owners will need plenty of space and direct access to a garden to keep the colossal canine content.

And to ensure he remains a happy hound, the Trust advises against Galahad living with cats or small furry pets, other boisterous dogs or children under 12.

It may also be important not to be too house or garden proud, as Ms Blaskett said: “His amazing foster carers say he loves nothing more than lounging on a sofa of his own, he sleeps on a two-seater, and plodding around the garden.

“He has little respect for flower beds or hedges and chooses to walk through them, loves chewing toys, and spraying them with saliva with a flick of his head.”

For those brave enough to take on the challenge of Galahad, his profile is available on the Dogs Trust Canterbury website. And although the centre is currently closed to the public, appointments can still be made for rehoming of dogs.

(Story source: Inews)

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