We receved a call about two dogs in an abandoned house. We spotted one right away as we entered the house. We had to look a round a bit to find the other. Aylen was in a very small room with the door closed. She never barked to alert us that she was there. Once outside we were able to get a good look at her injuries. She had bite wounds all over and her front leg was very swollen. She had the look of total defeat on her face. She ididn't even want to walk so we carried her and put her in the car. Aylen recovered from her injuries and found her way into many hearts. She also found a family to love her forever.
Here's what the adoptive family has to say about Aylen...
When I first met Aylen, she had been in the shelter for about 2 months and she stole my heart. She was the easiest dog to walk while there and was a favorite among volunteers. We had an instant bond in those 7 months she was at Stray Rescue, and in those long months I took her to training classes at the shelter and on dates outside of the shelter. I would go every single chance I got to walk the dogs and while staff finished things up, I would lay in Aylen's apartment with her until she fell asleep, and then sneak out. Leaving her was the hardest thing to do, so I made it my mission to get her into my home.
Aylen is accustomed to being a lap dog and has plenty of kisses for every person she meets. She has established herself as a "nanny dog" by doting on my 1 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Aylen feels the need to comfort the kids if they cry by kissing them. Aylen mainly lived alone at the shelter and is dog selective, but she loves our other Stray Rescue dog, Charlie. He taught her how to play and they have daily wrestling matches like puppies.
The name Aylen means "happiness" and that's exactly how she lives and what she gives. I can't imagine living without her.