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'World's Saddest Dog' Is Now Up For Adoption

How does a dog, in just a few short weeks, go from this?

Lana, shortly after being returned to the shelter. | Lisa Burchell

To this?

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In the case of Lana, once known as "the saddest dog in the world," it only took a friend.

Just weeks ago, Lana was a portrait of rejection. Returned to her kennel after being declined by her foster family, Lana was paralyzed by depression. She refused even to go on walks.

Instead, she sat in her kennel, face pressed against the cold tiles.

It took a while for Lana to come around. Indeed, it took the love of woman who has known her since she was just a puppy, rescued from the streets of Mexico.

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Dahlia Ayoub, a volunteer at the shelter, wouldn't let Lana give up.

"Lana was terrified of everything," Ayoub told The Dodo. "She was literally the size of my hand."

They became fast friends.

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After Lana's recent rejection, Ayoub worked extensively with her - although looking at these exuberant images, "work" wouldn't be the first word that comes to mind.

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And today? Lana is ready for a real home. Rescue Dogs Match, the Toronto shelter that cares for Lana, has just posted her adoption profile.

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It begins with, "Hi I'm Lana..."

Her silly, sweet temperament, along with her guarding issues, are also detailed.

But does Lana really need an introduction? She made headlines around the world as the saddest dog in the world. Today, she's earned the right to be the pickiest dog in the world - and find her home sweet home at last.

Think you can help her? Get in touch with Rescue Dogs Match through their website. Or email info@rescuedogsmatch.com.