A family who took in a tiny starving puppy after finding him just hours from death were shocked when he grew into a cuddly 5.5ft giant.

 Paul and Raven Osborne found Danny abandoned in a box at the side of the road near their home in Halifax, Canada, when he was just four months old and decided to adopt him.

Little did they know that the pooch, now 11, was a giant Alaskan Malamute who grew to be taller than many adult humans when standing on his hind legs.

With his thick fur coat, many people have likened him to an intimidating dire wolf from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones - but his family say that he's actually a big softie who is terrified of tiny insects.

Danny is now so big he has outgrown the family car and the couple are trying to find a horse trailer so he can continue to enjoy road trips with them.

Despite his epic size, Danny is such a gentle giant that he runs and hides whenever an insect or fly is near him. Raven, 32, said: 'Danny had nearly died of starvation when we found him in a box at the side of the road.

'We don't know anything about his life before that, but he did have a broken tail and the vet said he wasn't far from death. 'We knew Malamute's were big but I don't think either Paul or I had ever imagined he would get this big.

'At the moment, we're driving around Canada and he's got so big he barely fits in the back of the car.

'We're looking for a wagon to attach to the back of the car for him, like a horse trailer.'

Responses to "Canadian family shocked when rescued tiny Malamute puppy grows into 5ft giant"

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  2. Anonymous says:

    If he is in a trailer, that is not being with them for a road trip. He will be missed when he is gone.

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  4. robin says:

    My dog is this big.... some dogs just get big.. not exactly front page news... ;-)

  5. Beautiful dog

  6. neache says:

    Don't think it was meant to be "Front Page New" Think it was just a beautiful thing to share Thank you for sharing and for saving this gentle Giants life. <3

  7. Swewolf says:

    I wan't one of those, but I guess it's a bit to warm here in Spain!

  8. Unknown says:

    Get an SUV or a Suburban type of vehicle so he car ride inside with everyone.

  9. Sandy says:

    Thank you for sharing his life with us and he is a big boy. The world needs kind people like you guys. God bless you. Danny will go to heaven.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Incredible. Thank YOU for adopting and sharing.

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