The Naming of Our Dresses: LARA

We have mentioned before that all our dresses are named after dogs that we rescued from Romania. We would like to share some of their stories with you …


We rescued Lara out of the killing shelter of Braila where she was brought after dog hunters caught her and her babies on the streets. When Sabine, a German animal activist, arrived, Lara's babies had all been killed. Her mammary glands were heavily swollen and we immediately brought her to the vet clinic at the private shelter in Bucharest. Lara was heavily traumatised and very insecure nearby any humans. But everyone took good care of her at the clinic and as soon as she had reached her legal travel status and received all international documents (the dogs are not allowed to cross any international borders until they have reached the full vaccination status), Lara was going on her long journey. When Jenny, our BODENLANG founder, picked Lara up both girls immediately became good friends. Back at home, Lara enjoyed her first bath, a big bowl of food and a soft pillow. Already the next morning Lara had completely changed. Overnight, the insecure, sad two year old dog had become a lively, playful and extremely happy little lady. Only six days later, Lara was adopted by a wonderful woman and is even happier ever since.

Shop the BODENLANG LARA dress, every purchase supports our dog rescue project!

There are plenty of more stories to tell… If you are willing to help, send us an email and follow us on Instagram @bodenlang  and  @bodenlang.animals . We are always looking for new homes and volunteers who would like to join us on our trips to Romania. Together with your help, we can make the living conditions of the dogs a little bit better, make sure that they get food, medical help and the chance of a loving home.

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