Rescue puppy smiles for the camera in a bid to finally find his forever home
We all know the best way to get people to like you is to flash them a smile, and that's exactly the approach one rescue pup took in an effort to finally find his forever home.
Meet Burreaux, an adorable black labrador who was taken in by the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana when he was just eight weeks old. And, like something out of a Disney movie, this lovable lab is so desperate to find a family to adopt him, that he actually flashes visitors a toothy smile whenever they walk past his kennel.
Burreaux - alongside two other dogs, Joe and O - was taken in by the Humane Society’s director Courtney Wingate, who spotted the three pups at a local animal control center. Noticing Burreaux's cheeky grin, Wingate knew that she couldn't leave him behind.
Volunteer Sarrah Walton would later pick up the three dogs, and named them after the Louisiana State University football team.
Walton later noticed that Burreaux had a habit of smiling at passing humans.Check out this video of Burreaux's adorable smile below:
Speaking to The Dodo about the lab's distinct trait, Sarrah said: "It’s whenever you’re talking real sweet to him […] he gets this smile like he wants something. [It’s] like he’s telling you, 'Come pet me, come love me'.
"We were thinking: 'Burreaux wants a home so bad that he’s always smiling, trying to cute it up'. So we took that video."
In an attempt to get the three dogs noticed, the shelter decided to share their talents with the world via their social media pages.
Joe loves a good game of fetch (he could actually play for the Louisiana State University football team), and after they shared a video of his skills, Burreaux's brother was quickly adopted by a loving family.
And for Berreuax's video, the staff obviously wanted to capture his most unique and beautiful trait: his smile.
Writing in a Facebook post, the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana said: "Rise and Shine!! Happy Saturday!!! Burreaux is still awaiting his home [...] He said his brother got a home quick because he played fetch... so he's pulling out his tricks".
Burreaux's video has since been viewed more than 220,000 times as well as racking up hundreds of likes, comments, and shares (as of this writing). And despite there being plenty of interest in the comments section, Burreaux and his sister, O, are yet to find their forever home.
Why not check out the shelter's Facebook page and see if Burreaux or any of his friends are right for your family?