Family Abandoned Their Dog Because They Had ‘Too Many Pets’

Layla was a member of what she thought, was a loving family. That was until they decided that they have too many pets and abandoned her. Layla was dumped at a high-kill shelter, and every day brought her closer 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.

Layla, a one-year-old dog, was scared and depressed didn’t know what to do as she tried to adjust to life in a shelter without a family.

“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.

Layla had been placed on the euthanasia list a couple of times and her chances of survival became slimmer every day. However, once a Facebook post was made, enough money was raised for the dog to be saved and sent to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Layla’s demeanor changed immediately.

Layla’s true personality began to shine while she ran around and played 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 she would be an amazing companion to a family.”

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

Layla’s adoption information can be found here or by contacting Rescue Dogs Rock NYC. Until she finds her forever home, she’ll continue living the life with her foster mom! Let’s help this sweet girl find a loving home.

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