Giant Dog’s Set To Be Put Down For His ‘Scary’ Looks When He Wins Over Everyone’s Hearts

Never judge a book by its cover.

Loki, an 8-year-old Neapolitan Mastiff, was taken in by animal control after his owner was evicted from their apartment. Being a very large dog, he can look a little scary upon first glance.

The police were so afraid of Loki, they shot him with a dart to sedate him. He was then wheeled into the shelter on a stretcher.

Just two days after arriving, Loki was placed on the euthanasia list. Luckily, his former owner heard and came in to tell them how Loki’s looks are deceiving, and that he’s really just a gentle giant and that he deserves another chance. People just had to get to know him and they’d surely want to give him a home!

But Loki was also suffering at the shelter as it was not an ideal situation for him. He had no one to play with and couldn’t take walks. That’s when Rescue Dogs Rock NYC stepped in to help…

Even the rescue admitted he’s a tad intimidating but that he quickly won them over. As more and more people came in contact with him, he proved how loving and sweet he really is.

Loki was treated for ear infections, skin infections and heartworms. Shorty after, the adoption applications started rolling in! And when his new parents showed up, it was love at first sight! 🙂

Don’t they look happy together? 🙂

Loki is the perfect example of why you should never judge a book by its cover!

h/t The Dodo