The story about the dog found in Sanders Park has a happy ending: he has been adopted into a family who knows a thing or two about caring for big babies.
Remi, who weighs in at almost 200 pounds, was found the week of April 27 in Sanders Park when Mount Pleasant police Officer Matt Prochaska answered a call about a loose dog. He was taken to the Mount Pleasant campus of the Wisconsin Humane Society and was listed on the site’s stray animals page.
Readers immediately responded to the post on the Racine County Eye Facebook page asking for help finding his family. A few minutes later, Remi’s former owner was located.
Zach Pittsley had to rehome Remi a few weeks ago, but the situation with Remi’s new family did not go as planned.
“I found a family for him three weeks ago; apparently it was the wrong family!” he posted.
Linda Cooper, fur-mom to a pack of mastiffs, raised her hand and said she would take Remi if Pittsley and/or WHS couldn’t find a home for him. Pittsley said he is heartbroken that he is unable to care for Remi.
“Please keep us posted if parents come get him! What a sweet boy! We always have room for one more!” she wrote.
On Friday, Pittsley informed RCE and those following Remi’s story that Remi was diagnosed with health issues that made adoption difficult, and a family was needed right away.
He and Cooper both contacted Wisconsin Humane Society, and Saturday Cooper posted the above picture.
“Wanted to let you know Remi is safe and being loved! We were able to work with Zach and WHS and he has a new mastiff family and adoring human family!!” Cooper told Racine County Eye Saturday.