Here's their response:
Hi, Our yarns are tested for color fastness. However,
due to chemical composition differences in municipal
water supplies, this may vary. It's always best to
check this first on a swatch. Adding salt and/or vinegar
to the rinse often helps. With Warm Regards, Customer SupportLion Brand Yarn Company
I know I had a bigger problem with the bleeding because it involved a lighter color neighbor. My craft partner assures me she'd give this pug a good home without over handling, most generous.