PHOENIX --One woman's devotion to a lifelong shelter dog has led to that dog finally finding a "forever" home.
Whitney Steele, of Phoenix's Arizona Animal Welfare League, crafted a clever plot: Get "Lana" the dog a new home.
Lana was the longest shelter resident and didn't have any prospects, so Steele staged a sit-in and shared her experience on social media.
Steele held meetings, ate and slept in the cage. She only got out of the cage when Lana did.
Steele explained, "She gets taken out for a potty break - (that's) when I can actually get out of the kennel to stretch my legs."
After 26 hours of snuggling and solidarity, Steele's incredible act of devotion finally paid off.
After learning about the sit-in from a friend, Barb Kerstetter went straight to the shelter.
Kerstetter said, "The minute I saw Lana, I knew I was taking her. There was no doubt. I wanted her to be a part of my family."