Update: Lou Lou still needs a foster home but she is safe from being killed. She was pulled by Ewenity Farm, a Herding Dog Haven, which is looking for a foster home for Lou Lou.
Lou Lou is a typical sweet black Lab mix. She’s been at the shelter too long, and although Lou Lou was adopted, she was returned when it appeared that she didn’t like cats. Sometimes, allowing a newly adopted dog too much freedom around resident animals can be too much, too soon. The shelter has a great article about how to let an adopted dog “decompress” before slowly introducing resident animals. That makes for a greater likelihood that the adoption will be successful.
Lou Lou is darling — sweet, loving and affectionate. She seemed to get along with other dogs, but after a while, the stress of the shelter environment made her less willing to play with other dogs. Perhaps the noise and chaos of the shelter and all the other dogs began to stress her.
Lou Lou is seven years old, and she’s a black dog. That makes her chances of getting out of the shelter slim. That’s a real shame because she is a wonderful dog. Her video is adorable. Instead of sitting on command, she rolled over for a belly rub. This girl does know how to sit, but she’s smart enough to know when the person telling her to sit will just rub her stomach if asked. Lou Lou knows how to train her humans! She is house trained although a “refresher” course in house training is always recommended with newly adopted dogs.
She has been disappointed too many times in her life. When she arrived at the shelter, they realized that she had a microchip. But the person listed on the chip said that they had rehomed her and didn’t have contact information for the new family. What kind of person gives away their dog and doesn’t have contact information? Not a reliable family. So poor Lou Lou has been passed around by uncaring people and is not back at the shelter and on death row. She is third on the kill list and when her kennel is needed, she will be killed.
If you can save Lou Lou, you need to email the shelter before 9:00 am tomorrow morning. You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to let them know you will take her. They MUST receive the email by 9:00 am so they know not to kill her. In the subject of the email write “Do Not Euth” and include her name, Lou Lou, and her ID# A29871826. Put your contact information in the body of the email. Please do not email unless you are serious about picking her up by 3:00 pm tomorrow.
Please share Lou Lou’s story. There is a rescue willing to pull her if a foster home agreed to offer her temporary accommodations. Just offer to give Lou Lou a place to stay until she is adopted and you can save her life! The rescue pays for all vet bills.
There is more information about how to help Lou Lou on her Facebook thread. Lou Lou is ID# A29871826. She is at the Hillsborough County Animal Services, 440 N. Falkenburg Road, Tampa, FL 33619. Their phone number is (813) 744-5660. They are open every day from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.
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