Waylon came from a hoarder’s house in North Carolina. He had very little human contact and therefore bonded more easily with dogs than people.
When Waylon first arrived at CHS, he quickly made new dog friends every day. Staff made an extra effort to provide him with playtime in the yard with his new buddies which was a way to help “bridge” him more to interacting with people. As time went by, Waylon got more comfortable and friendly with people, learning how to trust from his canine friends, but he remained nervous.
One day a family came into the shelter looking to adopt a friend for their large Mastiff, Layla. Layla had recently lost her sister and was sad and lonely. Layla was nervous with the first rescue dog she met and her human family was disappointed. However, at the suggestion of the adoption counselor, Layla and Waylon met.
When the two connected, it was love at first sight. They shared an instant chemistry. It seemed as if they were made for each other as staff watched them walk out the door one last time. After the first week, Waylon’s new family let CHS know that all was well. Layla is helping Waylon with his nervousness and is teaching him how to understand and trust humans.