The staff was heartbroken to see her return to the rescue organization because they were told that she was fitting into her new home perfectly.
Dogs get easily attached to their owners and once they find a family, they are the most loyal creatures on the planet. They make sure that they are there for us at all times and try to be our emotional support no matter what is going on in our lives. They never stop giving their love to the owners, regardless of much they get back in return. Dogs generally get overly attached to people when they are younger, it is easier for them to trust people. This is one of the reasons why it is so difficult for them to deal with things when they are given away at a much older age. So if you do raise a puppy, make sure to never give it away, not even after a couple of years because for them to trust and love again is very difficult. Especially if the dog was rescued as a puppy. They are already scared and have troubling pasts that make it hard for them to trust again.
Recently, The Dodo reported that a pit bull that was rescued when she was just 3 months old has been returned by the adopter and is in search of a new home again. When Lily was 3 months, she was rescued from a house in Staten Island, New York, where she was being kept outside in the backyard 24/7. She was rescued by an organization called Fur Friends In Need, an animal rescue service that is based in New Jersey. The organization soon started to post about her everywhere trying to find her a new forever home. Lily is currently living in a foster home.
Lily is said to have a silly personality that everyone falls in love with instantly. "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." She also has an adorable face that people love and thanks to the rescue organization, there are people waiting in line to adopt her.
The rescue organization received tons of adoption applications for Lily in just over a few weeks after they started to post about her on their social media pages. She finally found someone to adopt her and give her a permanent home but sadly, that did not last very long. The staff thought that her journey in search of a new home had a perfect ending but unfortunately, five months later, Lily is now back with her foster family and once again searching for a home. The staff was heartbroken to see her return to the rescue organization because they were told that she was fitting into her new home perfectly.
Her adopter had another dog at home who got along really well with Lily. The adopters even spoke about how they had plenty of time to dedicate to both the pups and were giving them equal amounts of love. Everything seemed to be working out very well for the owners and for Lily. Suddenly, Lily started to show a lot of aggression when thrown into situations with new dogs, and her family didn’t know how to handle it. They found it very difficult to control Lily in such situations, she was a threat to other dogs and even to herself (in such situations).
“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.” Lily is now living with her foster family again and they have not reported having any trouble with her and absolutely love her. They are in search of a new forever home for Lilly, one where she is the only dog around so she can settle in easily. She is now a year old and has so much puppy energy left.
“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 she was a puppy, Lily was great with her foster dog siblings, Sasha and Norman. Now, she has to wear a muzzle while playing with other dogs so that she does not get aggressive and bite them. This is one of the reasons why her foster family is desperate to find her a new forever home.
“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.” She is also going through training sessions and seems to love them. She is apparently very eager to learn. Her foster family says that she has made a lot of progress around some dogs but she still has a ways to go and needs a family who understands that and is willing to continue her training and give her plenty of exercises. “She will make a lucky family laugh nonstop for many years,” Katy Brink said.