It goes without saying that there are countless “sad dogs” in animal shelters across the nation, but few have generated the interest of dog named “Lana,” aka “The Saddest Dog In The World.”
Lana, a retriever mix who was born to a street dog in Mexico, has had a tough time finding and keeping a home. Though she is young, she has been rescued, adopted, returned, adopted again, and sadly, sent back to a boarding facility in Ontario, Canada, yet again after repeated issues with resource guarding.
Recently, Lana was featured in The Dodo, who reported that the sad dog was in need of a forever home by May 20th. Once again, the internet was set on fire as Lisa Burchell’s photo of sad Lana (which first catapulted her to fame back in 2015) began to circulate on social media – in fact, Lana’s heartbreaking story was shared so much that the website for Rescue Dogs Match (the organization which has taken Lana under its wing) temporarily crashed – as did their Facebook page. The rescue group addressed the “volume” issue on May 13:
We want to thank everyone for all their positive emails. We want to be able to respond to all of them but our email has been deactivated by google due to the high volume of emails.
But it seems that the outpouring of attention, and the flood of adoption applications, may have resulted in another home for Lana – ideally, a permanent home. On May 14, Rescue Dogs Match updated eager Facebook followers with the news:
Drum roll please: Lana has a new forever home. Due to Mothers day we will make a more detailed post tomorrow.
Though the rescue agency has indicated that an adoption update is coming, nothing has officially been released as of Tuesday (May 16).
Lana’s ideal home was described as somewhere that she could spend time doing a job, outside, with a mature person (or couple). Her perfect home would have a set routine with owners committed to training and keeping her separated from other dogs during feeding time (or around toys!). The rescue organization indicated that three applications had been chosen for Lana’s “forever home” and that they would be working to select the ideal situation from those three.
Details on the actual home will hopefully be forthcoming soon.
(Image Lisa Burchell and Rescue Dogs Match)
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