My name is Lola!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Lola
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Lola

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? Lola

How old are you? Really? Next you’re going to ask how much I weigh! I am a mature woman, with approximately 9 years’ experience.

How much do you weigh? You went there, didn’t you. Fine. I am a solid 55-ish pounds. I wear those pounds as a badge of honor after bearing many babies over the years.

What do you look like? Well I would hate to think it’s just all about appearances with you, but so far…. Whatever, I am very comfortable in my own skin. I am a low-rider; my foster mom affectionately calls me “squatty squat.” I have a sleek grey coat and a short tail that is always wagging.

What do you like to eat? Yes. Oh, I’m sorry, I thought you asked “Do you like to eat?” I enjoy my Blue Buffalo grain-free food, and I snack on stuffed toys. Pro Tip: Get me the ones without stuffing so your house does not look like the staypuff marshmallow blew up.

What kind of personality do you have? I am very loyal and loving, with a little bit of a playful streak.

Describe your perfect day: Well, it starts with breakfast - it’s the most important meal of the day! I love to be outside, so time outside frolicking and lounging would be wonderful. You might think this is weird, but I love being sprayed by the hose, especially when it’s hot out. Swimming is not my thing (see above regarding girth and stature), but I love water! Kiddie pools are brilliant inventions. Then a nap, in the sun if possible. Lots of cuddle time, a little playtime…top it off with dinner and a movie, and I’m one happy girl.

What is your favorite toy? I LOVE stuffies (see Pro Tip above)! I am also fond of Kongs, especially if they are filled with yummies.

Do you know any tricks? Please, I am too old for tricks.

What scares you? The thought of never finding my forever family.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I currently live with a 16-month old little sweetheart, and I am in love. She loves me too.

Do you like cats? I haven’t been around cats. I probably wouldn’t pay them much mind, let’s be real…I don’t have the means to chase them. I would be willing to meet a cat and see how it goes.

How do you feel about other dogs? I enjoy being with other dogs. I currently live with two littles and one big fellow. One of the littles can be a bit annoying, but we have an understanding and do just fine. We all like to cuddle, and play around a bit. I can be a bit possessive of my toys and treats (I never really had any before), so my foster mom makes sure to give me those things alone.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere cuddled up with my people and fur buddies.

How is your health? Overall I am pretty healthy. I am a little arthritic and don’t get around as easily as I used to, but I take Tramadol and it really helps. I am also deaf, but that doesn’t really affect me negatively at all.

Who do you live with your foster home and who is your closest companion?
I live with my foster mom and dad, my 16 month old human foster sister, and my three fur buddies. I am closest with my foster mom.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? When foster mom and dad aren’t home, my fur buddies and I stay in an area in the house that includes the dining room, kitchen, and mudroom/laundry area, with access through a dog door to the backyard.

Where do you sleep? Usually on my bed in the same area. Sometimes my fur buddies and I sleep in foster mom and dad’s bedroom. I have also slept in a crate without problems; I just don’t like to be left alone in a crate (see history below).

Do you like walking on a leash? I do, and I really enjoy short walks. I can’t walk long distances but absolutely love being outside.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I really don’t think I can be objective here so I am going to let my foster mom answer that one. Here is what she said:
“Lola is amazing. I believe she has already confessed that she likes to “snack on,” as she puts it, stuffed toys. I often find the remnants on the floor. Other than that, she doesn’t really have any bad habits, but has had some difficulty with potty training. It is understandable given her prior living conditions, and she is really trying, but she needs a family that can be patient with her and tolerate some accidents. She continues to make progress every day.”

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) See above. I’m sorry. I am really trying, and promise to keep making progress.

Do you like water? Oh yes!! See above.

What do you love about your foster family? That they love me.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue?
Let me first say that I am a very proud mama. But my prior captors used me for breeding, and bred me repeatedly. That took a toll on my body and my heart, because they took my babies and sold them. I was kept in a crate that was way too small for me, which also caused me a great deal of pain. Please everyone, I beg you not to support backyard breeders. In spite of everything, I know that there is good in the world. I know that because NBBR came into my life and saved me. I am now ready to live out the rest of my life being your most loyal and loving companion. I can’t wait to meet you…my forever family.

Interested in meeting Lola or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit your adoption application on our website:

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We take on owner surrenders, dogs who owners can no longer provide care. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2016 are:
January 8th, February 12th, March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8th, August 12th, September 9th, October 14th, November 11th, December 9th.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.