Big Ask: Trio of Saint Bernards at Edmonton Humane Society looking for new home — together

If you have a big heart — and even bigger home — here are the fur babies for you.

The Edmonton Humane Society says it is facing a “giant adoption challenge” as it looks for someone willing to take in three adult Saint Bernard dogs.

The trio of brothers, named Goliath, Gunther and Gasket, are bonded need to be adopted together.

“These three gentle giants have won over the hearts of staff and volunteers –- even with the excessive drool,” Jamey Blair, Manager of Animal Health & Protection at EHS, said in a statement Tuesday. “While their status as bonded pets creates a unique challenge to find a home that can care for all 350 pounds of them, we are confident that there is a family out there who will give these three dogs their second chance.”

The dogs arrived in Edmonton from another animal welfare agency slightly underweight, but otherwise healthy.

Also, adorable.

Look at those faces.

They are about 2-years-old. They are friendly. And, playful. But when they are apart, they show high levels of anxiety, searching and attempt to escape.

That’s what the humane society will only send them to the same home, ideally one with a really big yard.

“We also wanted to ensure their welfare and given the outcome of their assessment, we could not put them through the stress of being separated,” Blair added.

It’s no small ask.

Caring for them won’t come cheap. Food alone will ring in at $300 per month. Veterinary costs could also be steep, especially as they age. Saint Bernards live between 8 and 10 years, typically.

They will be available for adoption on Wednesday. Anyone interested must visit the shelter in person and need to email to schedule an appointment to meet them.

They already have a whole city, and beyond, cheering for them.

Even Laureen Harper, wife of former prime minister Stephen Harper, is in their corner.

The humane society has it’s already had a “high number” of inquiries about the pooches from across Canada and even the United States. But also some from around the Alberta capital region.

That’s why they agency is hopeful they won’t have to go far to find their fur-ever home.

Photo Edmonton Humane Society

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