This week I heard the story about little Lilly; she is a 6-month old puppy that was dropped off by her family at a vet’s office with the request to euthanize her. Lilly supposedly snapped at one of their children and barked at the dog park and therefore the family deemed Lilly aggressive.
I feel saddened to write this story because it shows how little humans truly know about dogs. And at the same time, I feel encouraged to continue working on It’s Not The Dog so that we can educate more parents on how to integrate a dog with their children (or vice versa).
I’m just glad the vet refused to euthanize little Lilly and I hope she will find a forever home soon who will understand her, teach her, and provide her the environment that she deserves.