Lana’s story is one of resilience, heartache, and hope. She was a dog whose life had been a rollercoaster of disappointments, but she found the strength to keep moving forward with each setback.
Her tale began with a snapshot on social media that touched countless people’s hearts. Lana was abandoned and left to fend for herself on the unforgiving streets. For her, every day was a fight for survival, a relentless cycle of hunger, fear, and isolation. She shared her meager meals with fellow strays, forming an unspoken bond with those who understood her plight.
But then, Lana’s luck turned. Volunteers from a local shelter found Lana and took her away from the harsh life she was becoming accustomed to. They were determined to find her a home where she felt safe and loved. Lana was a sweet dog despite living life on the streets.
A family with a baby met Lana and decided to adopt her. Upon bringing Lana home, however, the sweet dog’s demeanor changed. When her mom nursed her human baby sister, she began to growl. In fear for their safety, they felt they had no other choice but to return her to the shelter.
Lana was put in the same shelter kennel, looking defeated. The staff had no choice but to put her on the euthanasia list because of her aggressive behavior. But then, fate intervened again. A family experienced in dog training stepped forward, willing to foster Lana and work on her behavioral problems.
The family believed that with proper training and patience, Lana could change. But after a short period of time, they too gave up and brought Lana back to the shelter, claiming she didn’t get along with their other pets and she resisted being touched by her new humans.
Her photos continued to circulate the internet, and applications came pouring in. But the shelter staff was understandably concerned that she would be adopted once again and then returned. They screened the potential adopters, praying they would find her perfect fit. Thankfully, during the screening process, Lana was removed from the euthanasia list.
She eventually found her forever home, where she is now living happily as the only pet, without children. While dogs like Lana are challenging to place, her story is proof that ALL dogs, no matter their behavioral issues, deserve a second chance!