Layla is approximately 4 years old. She was picked up as a stray, served her 5 days at the Pound and was unclaimed. She's a puppy farmed bitch, very tiny - approx 16" high - and has herself been bred from.
1st REPORT FROM IRELAND: JUNE 2012
Layla is an absolute darling and I just cannot fault her in any way shape or form and can't praise her highly enough. She's a quiet little thing, but loves her cuddles.
She is quite timid; she had a wander around the garden today but kept coming back in to reassure herself.
She would suit any environment whatsoever, kids or older people, as she is such a gentle little girl.
2ND REPORT FROM IRELAND: JUNE 2012
Layla is so typical of a puppy farmed dog, preferring her own company as she really doesn't know how to integrate with dogs or people.
She's very loving and loves to see you, but backs away at the same time as though she just doesn't know what to expect.
She's met most of my other dogs, but is indifferent to them preferring to be on her own.
I've been walking her for about 20-30 minutes each day (weather permitting) to try to build up her muscles and she really enjoys this now, going a little further each day - she didn't have a clue to begin with.
We've been playing ball in the garden this morning and she really enjoyed this, although she did run back to her room with the ball as if she wasn't allowed to enjoy herself.
She's beginning to appreciate her food a lot more now and seems to be getting the hang of eating out of a bowl and actually chewing and swallowing rather than just holding it in her mouth for ages.
JULY 2012 - Layla has gone to her Forever Home in the Uk with Molly
UPDATE FROM LAYLA’S FOREVER HOME: JULY 2012
Layla arrived with Helen and Jon very early one Saturday morning. I looked out of the window and saw the most beautiful tiny goldie with the saddest face in the world. My heart was stolen just as it had been when I saw Molly.
Nearly four weeks later this brave little girl is loving being able to walk and run and roll in the grass and do everything a dog should be able to do. If anyone is reading this wondering whether or not rehoming a rescue dog is a good idea let me tell you it’s is the best thing you will ever do.
Layla has very quickly learned loo training and loves her food. When she first came I had to stay with her whilst she ate her food as she just wanted love and cuddles. She now is eating very well on her own.
Her coat is starting to shine and grow and she enjoys being groomed, this is also down to Molly my beautiful golden oldie who I adopted in January 2012. Molly is beautiful, calm and serene and has been wonderful in accepting Layla into our home.
Layla loves her teddies and carries them everywhere with her and her favourite teddy goes on walks with her even though its half her size. This little girl has a huge personality, spirit and soul and despite her bad start in life is so willing to trust and love. Her face speaks a thousand words and I watch her grow in her confidence every day and she tugs at my heart strings when she runs when we are out. This little girl had no idea what it is like to run through the fields in the sunshine until she had a second chance.
Layla is affectionately known as Layla Dot as she is so tiny; she often gets mistaken for a puppy.