We have some very happy news to share with you! As you may remember, Lana the two-year-old Labrador who was dubbed the “Saddest Dog in the World” by dog lovers worldwide, has now found her forever home!
Lana was given up by her first family in October of 2015. Once again back at the shelter, a photo of Lana looking depressed when she was returned went viral, touching the hearts of millions worldwide.
Due to the success of the story, 4,000 adoption applications were filed and $15,000 in donations came pouring in to cover Lana’s care. Lana was adopted by a second family in Ontario, Canadia and we wish the story ended there. Sadly, this sweet pup was once again returned to the shelter by the second family after just a few months. Lana was facing euthanasia due to overcrowding issues … but then her new family adopted her just in the nick of time and this time hopefully for good!
Rescue Dog Match, a Canadian non-profit who has been working tirelessly to find this pup the perfect home, transported Lana to her new home this week! But first, a stop at the vet for her spring check up was in order!
With a clean bill of health granted, Lana patiently waited to see her new family.
Lana now has devoted parents and a beautiful farm to call hers! Sounds like the perfect forever home!
Lana’s new parents say that she is adjusting and will send an update to Rescue Dogs Match within the next couple of weeks. We are so happy Lana dodged euthanasia and has found her family!
While Lana’s story thankfully has a happy ending, that isn’t always the case. Lana’s story is not uncommon and 2.7 million dogs and cats are euthanized every day due to shelter overcrowding and limited funds. If you find this figure shocking, consider the positive fact that by adopting a dog you not only save a life but gain a loyal best friend. Whether you’d prefer a mixed breed or purebred, a young pup or an elder dog, a shelter near you probably has the companion you’re looking for.
Image source: Rescue Dogs Match/Facebook