We don't know much about Darla's backstory, given that we first met her at a crowded city shelter. But what we did learn quickly is that she was hesitant to trust humans and seemed to expect some sort of punishment for coming indoors. Thanks to her incredibly patient and compassionate fosters, Darla has learned to love being in the company of people and is now a certified snuggly lapdog! She is learning all the best things about being a dog, and is loving getting tasty snacks, playing with toys, and napping in cozy beds. Darla also adjusts well into a home with other dogs, provided the family takes things slow and the other dogs are friendly. We would love to see her go to a home with another confident playmate who is willing to share their humans affection with her. Because sometimes Darla does take some time to warm up and still sometimes startles easily, we would not recommend she go to a home with kids or a home who has company over often. She may feel comfortable with these things over time, but we'd prefer to let her take her time easing into new experiences.