Meet Jane — a 6-year-old border collie mix whose life has been challenging from the very beginning. Born as a stray in 2017, she was rеscuеd alongside her mom and siblings by the Humane Society of Northwest Louisiana (HSNWLA) just a few hours after her birth.
Jane received a ton of love and care from the HSNWLA team, as well as her doting mom, and started growing stronger each day. After a few months at the rеscuе, she was ready to be adơрted.
“Jane was originally adơрted as a puppy in May of 2017,” Sarrah Walton, a longtime volunteer at HSNWLA, told The Dodo. “Her family loved her very much.”
Jane’s new family welcomed the small puppy into their home, excited to spend forever with her. But, over time, they realized that Jane wasn’t as comfortable as they’d hoped she would be.
“Unfortunately, Jane just did not likе the small dogs in the home,” Walton said. “They tried for years to work with her, but, ultimately, they did the right thing by bringing Jane back to us at the beginning of 2022 to find a more suited home.”
After many years of trying to get Jane acclimated to her new tiny siblings, her first adơрtive family came to the heartbreaking conclusion that their home wasn’t the perfect fit for Jane. They knew the right family was out there, so they took Jane back to HSNWLA in hopes of helping her find them.
At first, Jane’s new life at the shelter was a huge change.
“Jane had to adjust to being back in the rеscuе,” Walton said. “It is a big change from having been in a comfy home.”
A year after she was initially returned, Jane was adơрted by a loving couple named Sarah and Justin M. Her friends at HSNWLA sent Jane off with a loving, celebratory goodbye and made sure to pack two of her favorite things: her sloth toy and a sloth blanket made by a volunteer.
Jane wagged her tail all the way to her new home, with her prized sloth possessions right by her side. Even though it took a while for them to find each other, Jane fit right in. Her new parents could tell right away that Jane was always destined to be a part of their family.
“She’s a match made in heaven for us,” the couple told Walton. “We are so incredibly blessed to have found her.”