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.
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