While normally, we love showing happy animals, especially dogs and puppies, we want you to meet Lana. Lana has been nicknamed the “Saddest Dog in the World” on social media. It’s not hard to see why, but Lana has had a rough go, and she needs a loving permanent family to care for her! Lana was born in Mexico, and she was the runt among her brothers and sisters.
She often had to struggle for food and sometimes, she’d miss out. Lana ended up going to a shelter in Toronto in the hopes that she would be adopted to a “Fur-Ever” family. While she bounced around from foster home to foster home, she was finally adopted.
She was so happy to have a family, but when her human mom was feeding her, Lana snapped at her. Sometimes, dogs who experienced competition with eating become food aggressive, and the family worried that Lana may snap at the children, too.
After going back to the shelter, she huddled in her kennel and was too sad to even take walks! Poor Lana! That’s when the picture was taken, and in October of 2015, her picture and story was discovered and quickly went viral, and that is where she became known as “The Saddest Dog in the World.”