"She snapped at the mom," Ayoub explains. "And they decided because they have kids in the house to bring her back to boarding."
Ayoub describes Lana as "silly, sweet." She's great with other animals, and the above incident was the only time her guarding instinct surfaced. Yet, Lana was returned to the kennel.
"She just shut down," Ayoub says. "It's almost like her world shut down."
For a whole day, Lana was unresponsive. Not even the shelter volunteer who walked Lana could move her.
But for dogs especially, hope has a way of springing back again.
Ayoub, her lifelong friend, visited Lana the next day.
"I wanted to see if she would be scared of me. I went back there and said, 'Laaaaana! Hey, what's up?'"
Lana flew into her arms so fast to bury her with kisses, she knocked her over.