Shelter Makes Heartbreaking Sign Introducing The "Invisible Dog"
Initially, Carlie displayed curiosity about her surroundings, but over time, the shelter's busy atmosphere overwhelmed her. She began to withdraw further into herself. What she truly needed was a loving forever home.
"Carlie did not do well in the shelter environment, and she became increasingly shy and withdrawn," explained Susan Leonti, the digital marketing specialist at the Humane Society of Broward County. "Her fearfulness caused her to hide at the back of her kennel, where she was not visible to people walking by. She was so well hidden that she became known as the invisible dog."
Carlie's caretakers at the shelter were determined to help her find the loving home she deserved. Realizing that she was often overlooked by potential adopters, they devised a plan to boost her chances.
"We put the sign on Carlie’s kennel so potential adopters that were walking by would stop and notice her,” Leonti said. “Even though we were seeing progress in Carlie’s behavior, she was still incredibly shy and very hidden compared to the other dogs in our shelter."
This innovative sign told Carlie's story as the "invisible dog" and was placed on her kennel. The shelter also shared her story on social media.
It didn't take long for the magic to happen. Thanks to the sign and the subsequent social media posts, Carlie's life took a remarkable turn.