'Saddest dog in the world' receives more than 3,000 adoption applications

'World's Saddest Dog' Finds Foster Home
'World's Saddest Dog' Finds Foster Home

Social media users have dubbed Lana, a 1-and-a-half-year-old Labrador retriever mix, as the "saddest dig in the world;" however, it's safe to say, she in on track to being the happiest.

Rescue Dogs Match (RDM), the Canadian nonprofit caring for her, has become overwhelmed with applications to adopt the sweet pooch after a picture of her looking incredibly sad went immediately viral.

URGENT FOSTER HOME NEEDED FOR LANA!!!"THE SADDEST DOG IN THE WORLD"Our sweet Lana has been returned. We rescued Lana...

Posted by Rescue Dogs Match on Saturday, October 24, 2015

The photo shows Lana cowering in the corner of a kennel, looking truly heartbroken. Lana was first adopted by a family when she was five months old, but a year later was returned for snapping at one of the children in the family.

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Brenda Dobranski, founder of RDM, told TODAY.com that Lana fell into a deep depression when she was returned and would not eat or drink anything for a full 24 hours. After feeling neglected, the team at RDM was able to help find a loving and caring foster home for Lana.

PUPDATE ON LANA "THE SADDEST DOG IN THE WORLD"Here she is! Happy as can be! Lana has finally come out of her shell and...

Posted by Rescue Dogs Match on Monday, November 2, 2015

Lana, as seen in the updated Facebook post above, almost looks like an entirely new dog! She is grinning from ear to ear and could not be more excited to be loved again!

%shareLinks-quote="We placed her in a foster home, where she is doing much better." type="quote" author="Debra Dobranski" authordesc="Rescue Dogs Match, Founder" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Dobranski did mentioned that after the post went viral, RDM received more than 3,000 applications inquiring about Lana. Unfortunately, due to their by laws, only those who reside in Ontario are able to adopt Lana.

It's safe to say if Lana's foster parents don't adopt her, someone else definitely will!

Click through the gallery below to see more adorable pups!

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