Lauren is a sweet, shy, unassuming puppymill survivor. She was not in such great shape when she arrived at HUA - her mouth was severely infected and we noted that she had several mammary tumors. She lost almost all of her teeth at her dental visit, and then underwent surgery to remove her tumors. Thankfully, the pathology report showed a good outcome and prognosis. Now that Lauren is feeling so much better, her sweet disposition is beginning to shine through. She is tuning in to people and learning all of the delights of freedom. She has such fun playing with her roommates and we can see how content she is becoming. Lauren still has a lot to learn about all that is good in the world. She does not know yet how to play with a toy. It is hard to descibe the joy that families of mill dogs feel the first time they see their charges play. Dog behavior that others may take for granted is celebrated and cherished. Lauren is ready to be celebrated. She deserves to be cherished. And we cannot wait to hear the story of the very first time she walks into a room with a squeaky toy poised in that precious little mouth.
Buddy Messages (3)
Her Buddy, Stacie Gengler, from Omaha, NE, sent her this message: "Sweet Lauren, I've been thinking about you ever since I met you at the shelter. You were exactly like my Margo, who was also a very shy puppy mill rescue. Now people can't believe how Margo has changed, she is so happy and outgoing, with a real zest for life! I'm glad to hear that you, too, have really gained confidence and trust in the people at HUA, and I know you'll be a great family member, just like Margo! We all send you our love and hope you are adopted really soon! Your Buddies, Katie, Margo, Dori and Stacie!" Lauren sends Stacie and her furkids lots of very happy kisses, cuddles and joyful smiles!
Her Buddies, Season Hubley and her furbabies from Essex Junction, VT, sent her this message: "Dear Lauren, My Thumbelina is a puppy mill survivor, too, and we understand some of the horrors that you have survived. We are so pleased that you found your way to the caring people at HUA, knowing that they will give you lots of attention and show you that humans can be really good to you! Sending you all our love! Season, Thumbelina and Hazel" Lauren sends Season and her furgirls many grateful kisses and hugs of thanks!
Her Buddy, Kristin Gill from Omaha, NE, sent her this message: "Lauren, You are a brave girl with a very sweet face! We are so happy to be your buddy. xoxo Robert, Kristin, Frida and Stella" Lauren sends the Gill family tiny little kisses and happy, grateful smiles!