‘Invisible’ dog spends seven lonely years in kennels without adoption

Lina has spent a terrible seven years in kennels without being adopted. The invisible dog is keen on being shifted from Romania.

Lonely Lina, who has spent almost her entire life in a shelter, has faded into the background at Barking Mad Dog Rescue. She is anxious for an owner to come forward and take her home and show her what it means to be loved. She has gone through many failed attempts to find her a home.

Loving home

The eight-year-old dog has been waiting for an owner for a long time and is now in danger of dying in kennels. Lina was found with a fractured jaw on the streets of Bucharest, Romania when she was a puppy. Barking Mad Dog Rescue's Hilary Anderson said:

She was first found on a building site with her jaw smashed in - no doubt this was done deliberately. She was put back together again by goodhearted people and a skilled vet.

According to her description, Lina is a quiet dog that would bloom in a home with an owner eager to work with her one-on-one. Hilary confirmed:

Lina has never had an opportunity to shine. She just seems to be invisible. She is a little shy until she gets to know you. She isn't a fearful dog though but will be shy in a new situation.

The mixed-breed would be best suited to a family with another dog and requires a careful reintroduction to cats, as she was taunted every day by a cat dancing on her kennel roof and swiping at her head in a previous shelter. Hilary added:

Lina would need an experienced rescue home as she isn't somewhere where she gets a chance for walks or to broaden her horizons. We would love to bring Lina to a UK foster carer.

Mad for a cause

Since 2013, Barking Mad Dog Rescue has been rehoming Romanian kill shelter dogs in the United Kingdom. Across its facilities, the charity has rehomed over 1,000 dogs and continues to feed over 650 dogs every day. Hilary, from Scotland, founded Barking Mad Dog Rescue after rescuing her dog Pixie from a shelter after responding to a Facebook appeal. However, in 2013, new rules were enacted that required strays to be gathered up and slaughtered.

Hilary heeded the call for Pixie’s adoption and adopted her, as well as two other dogs before launching her own rescue. Every two months, the Barking Mad Dog Rescue team returns to Romania to inspect their shelters in Constanta. If you're interested in adopting Lina or any of the other dogs in Barking Mad Dog Rescue's care, go to www.barkingmaddogrescue.co.uk and fill out an application.

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