Hi! My Name Is Lakota

We're happy to tell you that Lakota has a new furever home.
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Hello everyone. I am Ms. Lakota. I am a 10 year old Alaskan Malamute Mix with Chinook. If you have a minute, I would like to tell you all a little bit about the last few years of my life. I wasn't always a KC girl. I originally lived in Indianapolis and was confiscated from my backyard along with my son, to be brought to a shelter. My "owners" kept us locked away in the backyard without human contact for many years and the way they fed us was by throwing out scraps through an open window. I can't even begin to tell you now traumatizing this was for us, especially me. I yearned for love and attention and a warm bed to rest my body on. When I was born I never knew evil like this existed in the world, until it happened to me and my son. Thankfully word of this drifted to some FABULOUS people in the KC region and off we went to spend what would be the next year of our lives in a rescue/shelter environment with constant love and attention. I wish I could change my past but even as a dog, I know that this isn't possible. It has taken A LOT of time and dedication from this team to turn me into the dog I am today. I am being upfront and honest with you when I say there is still plenty of things I need to learn and do, but I know I am not the same dog I was 365+ days ago when I came through these doors. They have tracked my son and I's journey this entire time. It's actually fun to look back at the first few months I was here, just to see the improvement. As you would know, the team of awesome humans and I have become very close over the last year. But like they keep telling me, if I think this place is awesome, imagine how awesome it will be when I have my very OWN home. So the time has come to find my forever people. My current people are very particular about where they want me to go. Boy is it nice to have people there that care THIS much. I know in my heart of hearts that there is someone out there just waiting to find their furry soulmate, and that may be me. I am very timid with strangers at first, but I promise I will warm up to you. You must always keep in mind my horrible past of not having human contact for - I don't even know how long. I need someone with patience and a heart of gold, like mine. I haven't been around kitties yet, but I feel that a home without a cat would be best, just to keep stress levels down (both mine and the cat's). Also, my son rough-houses with me a LOT, so while I wouldn't mind another male dog, maybe it would be best to go without the rough-housing. The ideal home for me will also be a childless/quiet home. I know you're thinking I am asking for a lot, but honestly I am not. I don't mean to sound selfish, but these nice people have built confidence in me, and I now know that I deserve to get what I want out of this life. If all the things I asked for sound like it would be you, please take me home with you. I will forever be grateful for your love, attention and patience. If you are interested in adopting please fill out our online application. The adoption fee is: $150 and includes the vaccines, heartworm test (if the animal is over 6 months of age), spaying/neutering, microchip, and deworming. Autumn Acres is a no kill animal rescue. When we have space, we take in all breeds and all types of dogs. We rely on foster homes and donations in order to keep being able to help the animals. Please consider fostering a dog or donating what you can. We can always use donations of blankets, towels, beds, toys, shampoo, brushes, dog bowls, crates, and treats/rawhides. If you can afford to please consider making a monetary donation via the paypal link below. We are a 501c3 organization and we are also state licensed as a non-profit animal rescue.