Lulu from "The Mont Vernon 44"
On April 13th, 2010, 44 small-breed dogs were seized in an investigation in Mont Vernon (see details).
After receiving medical care and basic grooming, the healthiest of the dogs began going up for adoption a few days later. So many people were interested in the story, we asked Lulu's new family if we could share their photo an email to us below. If this story touches your heart, please consider making a donation to help these animals.
Dear Animal Rescue League,
I would like to thank you so much for helping us adopt "Lulu" (formerly Lucy) into our family. We adopted Lulu last Friday and we couldn't be happier with how well she's fitting into our family. Lulu was one of the 44 dogs that arrived from Mont Vernon. She had my heart from the moment I saw her. We were very concerned at first about the challenges of taking on an animal that came from such a terrible history. But Lulu is the sweetest dog you could ever meet!! She's soaking up all the love and attention that she's getting in our home and from all the people she's met so far. She enjoys snuggling up with my little yorkie and LOVES snuggle time on the couch with me.
We are very excited to teach Lulu how to do normal doggy things....like walk on a leash (which she's doing very well at), sniff the ground outside, and play with toys and treats. She's only been with us a short time (6 days now), but we are estatic to report that she's already got the hang of potty-training. In just 5 short days, she's mastered doing her business outside...a task we thought would be impossible since crate training was out of the question!!! We're very proud of Lulu and can only imagine what she'll learn in the next few weeks.
Here's a picture of Lulu at home. We can't wait for her fur to grow back so she won't have to wear the little sweater any more. We'll keep you updated in the future as to how well she does.
Thank you again for caring enough to find loving homes for these pups.....a little love and compassion goes a long way!