This little girl who so recently gave birth is a diamond in the rough. Owner surrendered to the shelter, she lived her life in an outdoor pen 24/7 with little socialization and only occasional food and water. Lyla is very scared right now and is therefore a flight risk. Fortunately, she has an experienced foster home who will help her relax and grow her confidence. We think she'll be a fast learner. Lyla cowered at the back of her crate when taken off the transport from the shelter, but very quickly warmed up to the idea of gentle arms and a soothing voice. She melted into our volunteers' embrace, hung on every soft word and adored having her ears rubbed. She was a cooperative subject at her photo shoot and slept all the way back to Baltimore. Inside the vet's office, though, she reverted to her wary, scared self and it was difficult to leave her there.
We are absolutely delighted that she's now in a foster home and learning how to be a house pet. Lyla may one day blossom into a kid-loving gal, but it's going to take her awhile to get there and she needs to do it at her own pace. Stay tuned while her foster mom gets to know her.
A progress report will be issued soon! A securely fenced yard or dedicated leash walking is a must! If Lyla sounds like the perfect girl for you, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org!
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