At The Barking Lot, we’re constantly surrounded by dozens of fun, cute, and loving dogs of all shapes and sizes. Yet, ask any Barking Attendant (volunteer) to name a favorite and you’re likely to hear Rayne’s name make their short list. Why? Well, what’s not to love? This 7-year-old girl is simply an awesome dog whose heartbreaking-to-triumphant story is just as amazing. Rayne was found perched precariously on top of her doghouse in a flooded backyard during heavy rains, where her owner had left her for three weeks while he was in the hospital. Then, while boarded over the holiday season, another dog tore off a piece of her upper jowl through a kennel cage, leaving her with a permanently lopsided grin. Now, at The Barking Lot, Rayne's somewhat “unique” look serves as a constant reminder of what she’s been through. However, despite that rough patch in her journey, Rayne is one of the most loving and lovable dogs you’ll ever meet. She craves attention, and will return the favor by way of giving endless kisses. She loves to hang with people, whether in the play yard, on a hike, or chilling on the couch. She’s housebroken, awesome on a leash, and she loves the “spa treatment” of a bath, soaking up the petting and rubs as much as the suds and water. She probably wasn’t socialized much with other dogs in her youth, and lacks a few doggie communication skills, but became besties with Marcel and other male Barking Lot alumnae. She needs to be properly introduced to other dogs to ensure she's comfortable with them, but she has demonstrated potential for successful dog-to-dog interaction and she has hung out happily at dog-friendly breweries.
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