This ‘dog’ went from an abandoned puppy to an internet sensation. Meet Yuki, the huge wolf-dog.
It all started when the enormous eight-month-old puppy was abandoned. While his original owner was facing health issues, he decided to pun Yuki in a shelter as taking care of him would have been to much for him to handle. Fortunately for Yuki the Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples, Florida, came into his help.
“We rescued him from a failed house pet situation. Someone purchased him from a breeder and realized he was too much to handle,” sanctuary volunteer Brittany Allen told Bored Panda. “They dumped him at a kill shelter at 8 months old. We stepped in and provided a home for him and he has been with us ever since.”
As he continued to grow larger, they knew there’s something strange so decided to find out an explanation. According to Yahoo News “the DNA test revealed that Yuki was in fact more wolf than dog – with results showing he was made up of 87.5% Gray Wolf, 8.6% Siberian Husky, and 3.9% German Shepherd.”
Recently, the woman who took care of Yuki all these years, Brit Allen shared some photos of her and the huge creature that went viral generating a wide range of reactions on social media.
“Why does he looks much much more terrifying than a full blooded wolf?” one Instagram user asked.
“He’s so beautiful,” someone wrote. While another user wrote “Run while you still have chance.”
However, many people claim the images are photoshopped. But Allen says, maybe some photos are a little misleading: “The face we make when people say Yuki’s picture is Photoshopped,” she wrote in a caption. “It’s just his fat angle guys. We all have one.”
Despite he’s in a shelter, Yuki is not available for adoption as he’s been diagnosed with a disease.
“Yuki has been fighting for quite a while now and is persevering so it is business as usual while we enjoy our time with Yuki,” sanctuary director Jeremy Albrecht said. “When the day comes that he starts showing symptoms we will, as we always do, make the right decisions for Yuki’s quality of life.”
You can fallow Allen and Yuki on Instagram.