Orso was a young male Boerboel that was found wandering in the woods near Norfolk, VA. We had an experienced owner who lived in the area who was willing to visit with him at the shelter and do an informal evaluation. Before she arrived at the shelter, we were told that Orso was not a candidate for a family with children, as he was too hard to handle. A shelter worker brought him out of his kennel to take pictures, and her husband was anxious to put Orso back into his kennel because he could not handle him.
Sherry went out to visit Orso, and give us her opinion. Sherry took her three children, who also had experience with a Pitbull and a Boerboel. Sherry started slowly, and visited with Orso first before she allowed her children to approach him one at a time from behind a chain link fence. Orso seemed to relish in the attention of the first child, and then slowly each child was allowed to approach him (still behind the fence). Everything was taken slowly, until it seemed safe enough to bring the children inside the fence. Orso absolutely loves kids! Where he was a bit unruly with adults, he seemed to recognize that he should be more careful around children.
Within two days we had Orso pulled from the shelter, and his new adopter drove down from the Pittsburgh area to Norfolk, VA to pick him up. Orso’s new owner lives in the Pittsburgh area, and also has a Boerboel, a pitbull, and some young children. Orso is doing great in his new home! The latest pictures show Orso settled into his new home with his children enjoying the Christmas holiday.