With a beaming smile stretching from floppy ear to floppy ear, it’s easy to forget seven-week-old Layla had been through a hell of a lot before being rescued.
The beautiful puppy was found running around in traffic all by herself when Beaumont Animal Care, Texas, found her.
At first, Layla was a nervous little thing, understandably overwhelmed by her new surroundings. But once she’d settled in and felt safe, she delighted carers by offering a gorgeous grin.
The smile on her sweet face looked so very genuine and heartfelt, reaching her sparkling brown eyes. It appeared as if she wanted to thank her new friends at Beaumont Animal Care for looking after her.
If this doesn’t brighten up your Monday blues, idk what will. This little girl is so happy. But what would make her smile even bigger? A forever home 💕 Her system number is #36409(This video is being represented by LADbible Group. To use or license this video please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Posted by Rachel Barron on Monday, 25 February 2019
Struck by Layla’s joyful expression, veterinary technician Rachel Barron knew she had to spread her happiness with the world, sharing a too-adorable-to-be-allowed clip of the pup on social media.
Barron spoke with The Dodo about how she got the precious puppy to smile:
When I began to speak in a baby talk kind of voice she absolutely loved it.
[She] began wagging her tail and then boom, the famous smile. That is when I pulled out my phone to get it on video. It was too cute not to share.
Dog lovers worldwide melted at the sight of the happy little puppy, and it wasn’t long before a loving family came along to offer Layla – and her positive mindset – a forever home.
Nicole Toney and her husband already had three rescue dogs and two cats to take care of, and knew Layla would fit right in with their gang of fluffs.
Speaking with The Dodo, Toney said:
She was shy at first, but you could tell she was so sweet and excited.
It wasn’t long before Layla warmed to her new family, playing with her new dog siblings and cuddling up with her humans.
Toney told The Dodo:
She’s really settling in so well.
She’ll cuddle right next to my husband’s face and fall asleep. She’s such a sweetheart and we noticed she even smiles when she’s asleep.
Good luck Layla in your lovely new life. I hope that smile never leaves your face!
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