Pickles the Dog-Sized Cat Finds New Home

Owner Andrew Milicia of Boston picking up Pickles at the MSPCA-Angell adoption center in Boston. Credit: MSPCA-Angell

A cat nicknamed "Catasaurus Rex" by the Internet has found a new home with a Boston couple who fell in love with the cuddly monster after spotting him on an online adoption advertisement.

The 21-pound, three-feet long rescue cat, whose real name is Pickles, was found abandoned on the side of the road and was forced to fend for himself on the streets of Massachusetts before being taken into a shelter.

Andrew Milicia and Emily Zervos picked up the giant feline last month from the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals adoption center. Clearly the pair was smitten with Pickles who apparently loves to sleep in the bed, give hugs and get his nails trimmed, the MSPCA said.