A homeless dog, who has spent two years in a Texas animal shelter, no longer gets up to greet visitors because she is too sad to acknowledge them. The senior dog, Leela, once greeted visitors with a wagging tail and smile…but now she seems to realize that nobody is actually coming there to see her.
An advocate writes of Leela’s ever increasing sadness…from the dog’s perspective:
I’ve had two birthdays in the shelter now. I used to greet everyone who came in, hoping they would choose me. I would wag my tail, smile, show off my great manners….
Now I feel like nobody will ever want me. I lay in my bed and turn my back to people coming in because I know whoever they are, they aren’t looking for someone like me. I feel hopeless and my shelter family said today that they are really concerned.
At the very least, Leela needs to be in a foster home – with a family who can show her that she is worthy of love. Will you please help this sad dog find her happiness once again?
Pertinent information about Leela:
*Heartworm treatment completed!
*Takes Proin for incontinence (if on this, she can hold herself overnight and for up to 5hrs during the day) and Cosequin for her joints. I have two donors wanting to donate towards her medications once adopted for these!
*Her adoption fee has been paid for by a patron.
* She is about 7 yrs young
* She loves comfy spaces, and really short walks 😉
* Enjoys getting brushed and is very patient when getting her nails trimmed.
* Loves children and dressing up!
* Massages are life. Low pressure, spine and neck ♡
Of note: Best as the only pet in the house
Location: Pflugerville Animal Shelter, Texas
Update 8/9/19: There is news about Leela! Click here to read the latest update.
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