Officer Layla

Meet Layla. Layla became a member of the Brookline family in the Spring of 2017. Layla was a handful, full of energy and listened only when she wanted to. She went to a family who returned her to Brookline because of her energy. Her foster parents vowed to find the right home for this little beauty. The foster parents realized that Layla needed a job so they contacted an organization that trains dogs to find different things using scent. She went to a preliminary training and below is the announcement from her proud foster parents.

It’s official, today (9-22-17) is the day the head trainer made the decision about Layla staying in the police scent dog training program. I just got official word and Layla is staying!!! She will continue through in their scent training program to become an official police scent dog.

She and her handler have bonded wonderfully. She’s very loyal and smart and HIGH energy! They called her the poster child for the kind of dogs they are looking for! The whole training program is 12 weeks. At the end, Nelson and I plan to attend her graduation. Expect pictures!

I am so proud of Layla and truly happy for her. She needed a job, but with her leash reactivity with new dogs we knew that she could not be an assistive physical or emotional support dog. However, this job is perfect for Layla. She lives to go, go, go. They have told me repeatedly that her energy is being focused on her work and she is very happy, and they are thrilled with her.

Today is bittersweet for me as I feel like I’ve officially let Layla go. Up until today I was mentally prepared to bring her back to foster care. Now I know that is not happening. Happy tears here for Layla. Congratulations to Layla on your new life. We miss you, but are sooooo proud of you!!!!

–Autumn and Nelson

All of Brookline is very proud of you Layla!