Favorite Cuddly Toy Replaces Love Of A Family For Layla

It’s a sad day when you hear about a pet getting sheltered. Although reasons may vary, it’s not easy saying goodbye when you were a part of a family. It’s hard for the owners and even harder on the animal.

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Layla, a pit bull pup was sheltered …


The owners of Layla – a one-year-old pit bull – were confronted with this same decision because they had too many pets. She was taken to Rescue Dogs Rock NYC, an organization that cares for homeless, neglected, and abused dogs.

Because her previous family had too many pets …


Jack O’Sullivan, co-founder of Rescue Dogs reported that the pit bull puppy lived with a family of 5 kids and 2 other dogs. Layla was accompanied with a note saying that she was surrendered as the family had too many pets.

She isn’t doing so well in the shelter …


“She was obviously very uncomfortable in the shelter and not doing very well at all,” O’Sullivan said. “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.”

And the stuffed doll she managed to bring with her …


According to a Facebook post by Julie Carner, a dog rescuer, Layla was very close to the 2-year-old and 7-year-old in her family. Suddenly being homeless made Layla very anxious and very uncomfortable. The only thing calmed her down was a stuffed toy that she managed to bring with her.

Seems like the only thing that brings her comfort … 


“She carries that stuffy down the street and through the yard — never letting go,” Julie wrote on Facebook. “Today, that stuffy is all she has left.”

But she was rescued and placed in a foster home …


Unfortunately, Layla was placed in a high-kill shelter. If she was left alone for too long she will be euthanized. O’Sullivan reported that she made the list a few times.

He is doing ok now and waiting for adoption.


A few volunteers from Rescue Dogs managed to pull Layla before the final bell and put her in a foster home. She is recovering very quickly and they all expect her to be adopted very soon.

“So many great dogs get dumped at shelters every day,” O’Sullivan added. “It’s really heartbreaking. Still, we’re happy she got a chance. Because, from everything we’ve seen, she’s a great dog.”


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