Rescue is difficult on a daily basis, deciding who lives and who dies. If we don't have a foster home for a dog then we usually have to pass. An open foster home allows us the possibility of saving a life. Meet Layla - a sweet, gorgeous, loving young girl who was found outside a Dollar Store in rural Colorado. She was taken to a pretty dismal shelter in a nearby town and spent the next two months lying on a concrete floor 23 hours and 45 minutes every day ... waiting for the angel of a volunteer who goes in an walks the dogs. Dogs in the cells around Layla were adopted, or pulled because rescue - but no one came for Layla. Soon, her only option out appeared to be in a black garbage sack, euthanized.
We saw the plea for several dogs at that shelter... and we said "Give us the dog no one else wants"... and that was Layla. We had a foster home empty and Layla went to the first home who ever loved her. But Layla was completely terrified of the two big labs at the house, and so it seemed poor Layla was once again in limbo.
Layla went to boarding while we figured out a plan B. Luckily our wonderful trainer Chris had space in his home and in his heart to take this sweetie pie home and work with her. Chris uses only positive reinforcement training, and also uses a lot of pack dynamic training with lots of exercise. So Layla has been Chris's sidekick going out every day with a pack of 6 to 10 dogs on huge hikes (five miles minimum) and coming home tired and happy. Layla's anxiety around other dogs has disappeared under Chris's gentle but firm guidance - and she is doing wonderfully in a home filled with love and dogs.
Now the final trick is to find Layla that person who will love her forever. She deserves that... she has a heart of gold and its still open and trusting, even after all the pain, abandonment and betrayal she has suffered.
Please help us find a home for Layla for Christmas... and please know everyone of you who donated to Layla's rescue that she is so loved now, and only good things await her.
Layla now has an adoption pending! We are so thrilled for this sweet girl to finally have a furever home. She deserves all the love and tenderness in the world. Yeah Layla!