Foster Location: Union, KY
Age: 3 years (DOB: 4/29/15)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy & respectful
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Lola came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 16 dogs, aptly nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Lola is a very sweet girl who is still very unsure about her new life as a pet. Lola is still a bit apprehensive around people and doesn't come willingly to her foster family quite yet. When she is placed in a lap, she does warm up and LOVES to be snuggled and petted. She loves treats and being told how beautiful she is which, of course, is true. She lives with young teenage children and a cat in her foster home and gets along fine with both kids and the cat. She has not been exposed to small children but given her temperament, we think she would be fine with them as long as they moved slowly around her and were dog savvy and respectful. She should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions with both other pets *and* children when introducing a new dog to the household. She is still learning how to play and prefers to watch other dogs play from the sidelines. She likes to venture out into the yard and explore and sniff all things new to her as well as just lay out and bask in the sun (as long as it’s not too hot.) She also enjoys taking a stroll around the neighborhood with her foster siblings so that she can take in all the sights and sounds. Lola is still learning what toys are and so far doesn't seem to have much interest in them, but that will most likely change as she continues to comes out of her shell. Overall, Lola is very easy going girl, who is almost always calm and laid back. She does get a bit scared at loud noises or when there is a lot of commotion going on and will watch from a distance. Sometimes she gets spooked at things and wants to run and hide, but with each passing day, she is getting more comfortable with the idea of being a pet. She is sweet and soft spoken as can be and is slowly learning to trust her humans and believe she deserves to be a member of the family! Again, while she is very accepting of love and snuggles when her foster family initiates it, Lola is still working on being at ease around people and not being so skittish. Her adoptive family will need to be, above all, very patient with her as she learns what is expected of her.
Lola is currently working on potty training and while she is not 100% yet, she has made great improvements with time! Maintaining a consistent routine will be required to ensure her continued success with potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Lola is still working on crate training. She prefers to spend her time in a gated area with her foster mom and sleeps in her foster parent’s bed at night but would do equally well in a crate. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised, so that she is kept safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Lola is in great health. She has no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, heart worm tested, and is up to date on vaccinations/dewormings. She has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Lola would do well in almost any type of home. She is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks. She does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. Lola did sneak out the front door of her foster home and was lost for a short time. Thankfully she was found and was safe, but her adoptive family will need to be very mindful and diligent of her when a door is opened that leads outside that does not lead to an unsecured/fenced area. She is not normally a "runner" or escape artist in any way, but diligence and caution should still be maintained with her to ensure she is kept safe. Her foster family reports that she manages stairs pretty well, so a home with stairs would be just fine for her. If her people wanted to take her to work with them, she would do best in a calm, quiet work environment like a cozy office with a nice blanket to snuggle in. If her people aren't able to take her to work with them, no problem - she is completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a blanket and maybe some quiet music on in the background.
Lola is a very loving girl with lots of love to give. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lola, please fill out an adoption application for her today!
NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 week *minimum* before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.