On our last trip to Ohio, we found Darla in a high kill dog pound. When we approached her kennel, she went absolutely nuts. Her message was very clear- “get me the heck out of here!!” After 5 minutes spent out of her kennel, the sweetest girl emerged and we said “we'll take her!”
Darla has been in foster care for a few weeks and is adored by her foster family. Her foster mom says that if Darla never is adopted, that she's more than welcome there. As endearing as that is, we know someone will melt for this girl like we have. She deserves her very own forever home and the family that welcomes Darla will certainly be a lucky one! She is the perfect gal. At about 18 lbs, she's small enough to curl up on your lap at night, but large enough to jump in the truck and go for a ride. She's a great companion, but not overly needy. She loves to play, but enjoys her naps and going for a walk. She would do just fine with a family, couple or single person. She is not very vocal, but she will alert you when someone is at the door.
Darla came into the shelter as a stray and obviously had an owner. We can't understand why that person didn't break the doors down to get her back- but their loss, your gain. Darla has some understanding of the appropriate place to go to the bathroom, but will need reinforcement. She loves to play with toys and she will even play fetch or tug of war with another dog. She also knows sit, stay and what the word treat means. She is fantastic with other dogs- male, female, big and small. She loves to snuggle and give kisses. She would do fine with children 6 years of age or older. And, most importantly- Darla needs a forever home. If you'd like to make Darla the newest member of your family, please submit your adoption application today!