If you've been on our website, social media accounts or watched our TV show for even five minutes - you'll know immediately that we are over-the-moon obsessed with pets. Which is why we could not be more excited to partner with Pawsitive Alliance for their #WhyNotMePets campaign, that spotlights animals from all sorts of rescues around the state who need an extra paw in getting adopted. These animals aren't the puppies or kitties that get snatched up right away, they're usually pets who have lived through some tough stuff in this crazy world of ours. And guess what? Those are the ones who desperately need a loving family! So share this post, click the forward button - heck, call someone up on the phone who may be interested! Let's find these pups the homes they deserve.
Lala is smart, food motivated, dealing with anxiety and not a morning person.
WOAH. Am I...Lala? Inception.
Lala was never taught that being alone isn't scary, so the poor thing has separation anxiety and cries when she is left.
"In her past homes she didn’t have any gradual introduction into being left alone," said Lala's foster mom. "So it became a traumatic thing pretty quickly."
The good news? She is only two, i.e. young enough to be trained into new habits with patient and loving owners. She is also extremely food motivated, which means training her will be exponentially easier with T R E A T S!
Her foster family has started her training already, working on learning independence and how to ignore other dogs while on walks - and she's making huge strides.
"She's been here for a month and a half, and her overall anxiety has gone down so much," said her foster mom.
Lala doesn't hoard treats, toys or food, is extremely social with people and still has some puppy-ish zoomies and playful cuddles. She loves, loves, loves being around people and is really good at reading the mood of the room. Are people excited? She'll get excited! Are people tired, or winding down? She's happy to plop down for a nap (she'll even tuck herself in bed if you lift up the covers for her!)
We're determined to make her next home stick, so in order to do that Seattle Humane recommends:
- Her new home be in a quiet neighborhood, with a yard. She's not totally comfortable around other dogs just yet.
- She have patient parents who are dog savvy and willing to help her through her separation anxiety.
- Someone who is able to be home with her as much as possible while she learns that being alone isn't scary
All in all, Lala is sweet and goofy, a perfect balance of snuggly and playful. She just isn’t sure who to trust sometimes, but with stability and love and patience she will blossom into a perfect pittie!