FARMINGTON – Wilbur came to the Franklin County Animal Shelter as a stray and, although he is a black lab/chow chow mix, staff jokingly refers to him as the “pot-bellied pig” because that is what he looks like.

Wilbur is a big boy (and by “big,” staff means weight, not height), tipping the scales at 120 pounds.

Despite his size, he is a sweet-natured and affectionate guy whose only drawback is that he can be a little on the noisy side if he wants something. He is being treated for yeasty skin and ears and it seems to be clearing up. Due to his size, staff tested him for a thyroid condition and reported that he passed.

Wilbur seems to do well with other dogs and kids, but he cannot go to a home with cats. Wilbur needs to find a family to love him and help him lose a little of that excess weight.

New dogs at the shelter include a tan and white mix found in Farmington, small brown and white mix found in Jay, yellow lab mix found in Livermore and black lab mix from Jay.

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