Lily was just 3 months old when she was rescued from a home in Staten Island, New York. She was being kept outside in the backyard, all night and day.
Fur Friends in Need came to the rescue and places her in a foster home. As soon as they started telling about Lily, they were flooded by the number of love people felt for her cute face and bright personality.
“When I went to pick her up from the rescue on Staten Island, they handed me this little bundle of silky fur and big brown eyes in a blanket,” Collin Brink, Lily’s foster dad, told The Dodo. “I put her in the front seat and put the seat belt around her, but as I was driving I noticed she was trembling. So at a stoplight, I unbuckled her and put her in my lap and she slept there until we got home.”
Tons of applications and inquiries later, Lily was finally adopted and went off to live with her new family.
For a moment it seemed like Lily had found the perfect happy ending- but unfortunately, five months later Lily had to return to her foster family and having to go through the stressful process of looking for a home.
Lily’s first family had seemed like a perfect fit for her, as she quickly bonded with another dog and seemed to get along with her family just fine. It all seemed like things were working out fine, but suddenly Lily started displaying aggressive behaviours around the new dogs and her family was unsure how to handle it.
“They never addressed the problem or involved a trainer,” said Katy Brink, Lily’s foster mom, who also works at The Dodo. “They continued to let her run loose, and after she got into a scuffle with another dog, they decided to give her up”
Her foster family has taken her back, who absolutely adore her. They want a loving home for her as soon as possible- preferably one where there’s only one dog in the house, so she can be at ease without any rows.
Lily is now a year old and is as lively as young dogs can be. She’s a huge sweetie and wants nothing more than people who will love and play with her.
“She bonds very closely with her people — she’s a velcro dog who will follow you wherever you go,” Katy Brink said. “She waits at the front door when her people leave the house (but she doesn’t cry!). She wants to be on your lap whether you’re working or eating or watching TV. She’s also a total goofball who finds the weirdest places to perch and spy on everything going on around her.”
When Lily was just a puppy, she had no trouble getting along with her foster siblings, Sasha and Norman but now she has to wear a muzzle when she is playing around with them.
“She’s relaxed and playful with her foster siblings while she is wearing the muzzle, and it lets her be a dog in a fail-proof way,” Katy Brink said. “But it’s not easy being a puppy and having to be crated or muzzled all the time. She needs a home where she’s the only pet and can have chew toys and plenty of play sessions and everything that puppies deserve.”
Nothing can beat the inquisitive personality of Lily. She loves her training sessions, and her energy is brimming when there’s something new to learn. WIth some vital training and plenty of exercises, she is also willing to get along with other dogs. Lily can be quite a handful sometimes, that’s why she needs someone who doesn’t have any other pets and is willing to give this anxious dog a chance.
There’s no doubt that Lily will be the most loyal pup to her new family. She’s just a really special girl who will make a perfect addition to a family who’ll be right for her.
“She will make a lucky family laugh nonstop for many years,” Katy Brink said.
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