Hi! I’m Laila! I am about 3 years old and weigh about 33 lbs. I am a "Desi Dog" (a local term for "street dog") from India in search of a home of my own. I lived on the street for a couple of years, but this summer the family that cared for me moved away, and I was left to fend for myself. I was rescued by KAW, a local rescue group in New Delhi, and now I am ready to find a forever home!
I arrived in the U.S. on September 9th and I was adopted by a nice family -- but then their child became allergic to me and I was returned. They were very sad to see me go -- they said I was such a good dog! My favorite thing in the world is belly rubs -- if you stop rubbing my belly, I will gently put my paw on your arm to ask for more! And I'm told I have the softest, most beautiful red and white fur. I like to play with my dog toys. I don't mind other dogs I see around the neighborhood, but I like being the center of attention at home, so I'd prefer to be an only dog. I do think that the cat in the house is a toy too, though, so mom says no houses with cats for me. But, I love people, especially children!
I walk nicely on a leash (unless I see a squirrel that needs to be chased), like being in my crate, and have been very quiet and fairly low energy. After living on the street, I appreciate long naps in on a comfortable dog bed or sofa! And I have this housetraining thing down too -- no accidents after the first day. Foster mom says I am an easy dog who will make a great companion!
Apply now to become my forever family!!
This dog tested positive for Ehrlichia before arriving to the rescue. Ehrlichia is a very common type of bacteria that infects dogs and other species and is spread by ticks. Ehrlichia is not contagious to humans or other pets. The only way to get this disease is to be bitten by a tick that carries it. The treatment is typically 21-30 days of antibiotics. This dog started treatment upon arriving to the rescue.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.