PHOENIX — After spending 3 years living happily in her home, Lana the four-year-old Bullmastiff-mix found herself back where her life began — at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA. She is more than devastated.
It has been four months since Lana arrived back at the shelter and she has been having the hardest time trying to adjust.
Whitney Steele, director of volunteers and events at the shelter, took notice to Lana and decided she needed to do something about it.
For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Steele has been living with Lana in her kennel. She plans on staying there until Lana finds her new home.
Steele is so dedicated to the cause that she is even sleeping on a dog bed instead of a cot.
“They have really bonded and are going through all those fun roommate situations: who ate the last slice of pizza, who stole the pillow, and what to watch on Netflix,” Michael Morefield, marketing and communications manager at the Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA, told The Dodo.
“Whitney is learning a lot about what Lana goes through every day, and even though we have an amazing facility, it’s not a comfortable, loving home.”
To help Steele feel a little more comfortable, local businesses and friends have been dropping of food.
Lana is a loving and loyal dog who loves hiking and playing with volunteers. She is the perfect family dog and Steele is going to make sure that her forever family arrives soon.
“Everyone needs a hype man every once in awhile,” Morefield says.
“And if Lana is too humble to tell people how great she is, we are going to do it for her!”
After Whitney’s sit-in, Lana has found her forever home! But there are still many cats and dogs like Lana looking for homes. You can call the Arizona Animal Welfare League SPCA at 602-273-6852 ext. 116 to learn more!