Dog’s Family Decided They “Had Too Many Pets,” So They Dumped Her In Animal Shelter

Layla was part of a loving family until one day they decided that they had too many pets and dumped her at a high-kill shelter. Bringing her closer every day, to euthanasia.

“We read her owner surrender notes, which stated she lived with five kids and two other dogs, and that she was surrendered due to too many pets. It’s very sad,” said Jackie O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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Layla was scared and depressed. She was only one-year-old and didn’t know how to adjust to life in a shelter without a family.

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“She was obviously very uncomfortable in the shelter and not doing very well at all. Many dogs get stressed in a shelter situation — they’ve lost everything they know. This dog was very close to the children in the home, so it’s no surprise she was uncomfortable in the shelter,” Jackie said.

Layla held onto the last memory she had of her former life: her stuffed toy. It was the only thing that brought her comfort.

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Layla had been placed on the euthanasia list a couple of times and her chances of survival became slimmer each day. After her posts were seen on Facebook, enough money was raised for the dog to be saved and sent to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. That is when they saw an immediate change in the dog’s demeanor.

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Layla’s true personality began to come out. She would run around and play in the yard. And it wasn’t long until she was placed in a foster home in Connecticut. Her foster mom had this to say:

“Layla is such a silly stunning beautiful girl, nothing petite about this lady, full of energy, but can also relax and enjoy her human time… although she is restricted to the leash around the house because she had ACL surgery, she is a very smart, and curious girl… she is crate trained, and I would say for the most part house broken, definitely needs a little structure, and human patience, and a routine she would be an amazing companion to a family.”

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Layla is the sweetest dog and just wants to be loved.

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Layla’s adoption information can be found here or by contacting Rescue Dogs Rock NYC.

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