Shelter Dog Gets The Biggest Surprise He’s Ever Seen

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What do you when you’re a dog trying to catch a tennis ball that’s bigger than you are?

You act exactly as you would with a normal-sized tennis ball — get really excited and try to fit the whole thing in your mouth, naturally.

When the Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter (AHPPS) received this oversized tennis ball as a gift from a local pet supply store, one of the volunteers brought out two of the shelter dogs, Maddox and Benson, to play with the new toy.

Maddox couldn’t have been happier to have a ball roll on top of him.

No matter how hard he tried, Benson couldn’t fit the ball in his mouth.

“Come on! Can’t you pick it up?” the woman in the video asked Maddox.

On the contrary, the ball picked up Maddox.

While the dogs look as happy as can be now, Maddox and Benson were both rescued by the shelter from unfortunate situations.

Benson came to the shelter as a puppy after being rescued from an abusive home.

Luckily for these two, they’ve gotten plenty of attention and care from the team at AHPPS, and they’ve learned that humans can be loving to dogs.

They’ve also gotten more than many dogs could ever really hope for: a massive tennis ball.

“It’s all dirty,” the woman told Maddox, proving that it doesn’t matter what size ball you have, your dog will find some way to make it disgustingly covered in mud.

Watch the full videos below.

Giant Tennis Ball Fun with Maddox!

Maddox loves chasing a tennis ball, but this is just ridiculous! Our friends at Lacey Pet Supply gave us this extra special tennis ball for the real ball enthusiasts, and Maddox just couldn’t get enough of it! Read about Maddox below then come in and meet this fun-loving goofball!Maddox is a 3 year old pittie that was turned in by his owner who said he could no longer care for him. It was obvious that it had been a long time since anyone had taken care of Maddox by the looks of him.Poor Maddox was rail thin, his skin was in terrible condition and his hair was falling out. It took about a month to get this sweet boy back in shape but now, Maddox is positively thriving and is ready to meet the family that will make his dreams of a good home a reality. Maddox is a friendly and outgoing little guy that does the whole body-wiggle as soon as you start talking to him. Give him a toy and you’re his best friend for life! Maddox has a ball carrying around and squeaking toys, running in our exercise yard, and just making friends and enjoying life. It really doesn’t take much to make him happy. Maddox is well behaved, sits and lies down immediately when asked, and is very gentle while taking treats. All this and he’s good with other dogs and kids too. What more could you ask for? File#25944 2/1/16(Interested in adopting? Go to Page Info in our About section for all adoption information)

Posted by Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Thursday, March 31, 2016

Benson and the Big Ball!It took Benson a few sniffs of the giant ball to realize that it was not some big green alien that was out to destroy him and once he did, he had a blast rolling it around! This ball was given to us by our friends at Lacey Pet Supply and it was obviously made for promotional purposes but whoever made it, please send us more! Our dogs are having the time of their life with it! Check out Benson in action then read his story below. You can come in and meet our silly boy anytime!Benson is just a year old and this boxer/pit mix was rescued from a backyard that he was thrown in to after being slashed by some cruel person. Benson received emergency medical treatment for his wounds and was transferred to us at Popcorn Park for his recovery. He was so scared and shy when he arrived that he would not even go out for a walk. With lots of help from our staff and from other dogs, Benson learned to come out of his shell and enjoy life. He is now a happy and bubbly puppy that is eager to meet a family that will give him the great home he deserves. Benson is still shy when meeting new people so it may take a couple of visits to gain his trust. Once you have, Benson will truly love you forever and practically melt in your arms. Benson bonds quickly with people and makes lifelong friends. He is so playful and fun loving, and is overjoyed to kick around a ball in our exercise yard for hours. He loves the dogs that he has been staying with in our recovery suite and given the time, will bond quickly with another dog. He is even good with cats. Benson will need patience with meeting new people and a little training, but he is so worth the effort and will love you forever if you give him a chance. File#25516 9/19/15(Interested in adopting? Go to Page Info in our About section for all adoption information)

Posted by Associated Humane Popcorn Park Shelter on Thursday, March 31, 2016