Courtney Wingate was visiting the local animal control facility when she came upon three small Lab puppies in a kennel. Wingate knew she couldn’t leave the gorgeous puppies behind as the director of the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana, especially when one of them showed the most charming smile she’d ever seen.
Wingate summoned volunteer Sarrah Walton, who rushed over to rescue the 8-week-old puppies. Walton, an LSU football lover, called the puppies Joe, Burreaux, and O after the school’s quarterback and coach.
The puppies tested negative for parvo at the clinic, but Burreaux, the puppy with the heart-melting smile, became ill once they arrived at the rescue. They took him back to the vet, where he made a miraculous recovery.
When Walton returned to the rescue, he noticed that if someone spoke to Burreaux in a loud voice, telling him he was a nice boy, the pup would immediately flash his teeth in a wide grin.
“It’s whenever you’re chatting to him sweetly… Walton told The Dodo, “He gets this smile like he wants something.” “It’s almost as if he’s saying, ‘Come pet me, come love me.'”
The rescue shared a video showcasing Joe’s natural gift for fetching when the dogs were ready to start seeking their permanent homes. Joe was adopted right away.
“They’re all pleasant and kind, and they like to play,” Walton remarked. “Burreaux and his sister are learning fetch as well.”
Walton and Wingate began to consider what unique skill Burreaux could demonstrate in a Facebook video. He wasn’t as skilled at fetch as his brother, but he loved “sweet talk.”
“And we were thinking, ‘Burreaux wants a home so badly that he’s always smiling,'” Walton explained. “So we made that video, and now it’s going viral,” says the narrator.
When Wingate and Walton rescued them from the kill shelter, they knew they’d hit the jackpot. Burreaux and his sister, on the other hand, want to have something more permanent to grin about one day – a home and a loving family.