Rose is a dog who needed someone to believe in her — and Glorianne Lagnese was the woman for the job.
In January 2013, Lagnese adopted Rose from friends after they pulled her from a shelter in Connecticut.
“They were worried that she was going to get put down due to lack of training and because she is a black dog,” Lagnese told The Dodo, since black dogs have a harder time getting adopted. “So they took her out, hoping they could make it work with their other dogs. But it was a bit much, and they asked me to babysit for her. We had her at our house a lot, then a few overnights. She fit in so well … so they asked if we wanted to keep her.”
Lagnese describes Rose as a “good dog” who gets along well with other dogs, cats and small children — but she had a lot of fear issues.
“She’s a scared dog,” Lagnese said. “She had no confidence in herself. Sometimes she’d hear a noise in the house and she’d run away and hide.”
Lagnese started training Rose, who made slow but steady progress. But a year later, something very unexpected happened.
In April 2014, someone broke into Lagnese’s house and let out all of her dogs, including Rose. When neighbors tried to catch the loose dogs, Rose got spooked — and nipped two people. to see who was this person…..
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