Yet he had been passed over for months - until April, when Morgan Hoog and her husband, Tyler, turned up at the shelter.
Morgan's 13-year-old boxer had passed away in the fall, before she married, and she missed having a dog around.
"We were explaining to the front desk that we wanted a dog that would be our best friend and hang out with us all the time," Morgan told The Dodo. "We wanted a sweet dog that could be around children. All the humane society employees said that we needed Drove."
After they met him, they were sure he was the one.
"When I received the call that we could adopt him, I was so happy I was holding back tears," Morgan said.
She and Tyler showed up on a recent Wednesday to take him home. One of his favorite shelter workers, Catey, woke him from his nap.