24 hours to live is all that Laz has left! The volunteers are heartbroken because he is a fabulous dog. They fear that potential adopters have been put off by his high energy after getting out of the kennel. He’s a puppy! He’s been in a cell for three months. Of course he is going to be full of energy. Please share his story!
Laz is no Lazy Boy. He’s a bundle of love because he’s still just a puppy. He is only one year old, and he’s been at the shelter for over 100 days! He is definitely the dog who has survived there the longest.
But there is little interest shown on his Facebook thread and no interest at the shelter. His video (courtesy of Marta Sanchez) shows that he is very friendly and still has that puppy excitability. Life Is Good With Dogs posted another video of Laz outside running around. You can see that he is interested in everything around him. Poor Laz hasn’t spent much time outside of his kennel in the past three months.
Volunteers are saying that because Laz has been at the shelter for so long, he could be killed at any moment. Another post said that he only has until Monday to live. (Note: this has not been confirmed with the shelter. They are taking a long time to return emails.) They say that his kennel card is filled with hearts and notes about what a wonderful dog he is. He gets along with other dogs, and he is very friendly. He comes when he is called, and is just loving and sweet.
Because of the extraordinary length of time Laz has been shut up in a kennel, he is overly excited when he is let out — understandably. So if you go to visit with him, give him some time to get the nervous energy out, all that puppy excitability, and then see how he interacts with you. It might take a while to really see the real Laz. Give him time. The volunteers are especially worried about him because he was moved from the adoption floor (where lots of people see him) to the west wing, where even the shelter director said not many people go.
Laz has spent too much of his young life in a kennel without much human interaction. While he got along with all his doggy roommates, he needs a family who will love him and give him the affection he wants.
LAZ is ID#A1720504. His current status can be found on his PetHarbor page. He is at Miami Dade Animal Services, 7401 NW 74th St., Miami, FL. The phone number is 305-884-1101. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and weekends from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Their email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not expect a response quickly. Out of area adopters: For transportation please call Sabret from Total Trust Transport at 305-494-5536.
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