#2502 – Lola

Status:   Adopted

Lola in her furever home, Christmas 2011!

Status: Adopted
Type: Rough Sable & White
Age: 1-1/2 years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Probably OK with calm, older kids
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes, with dog-savvy cats
House broken: Yes
Foster Location: Valders, WI
Special needs: None
Adoption requirements:
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Description: When you are young, beautiful and smart, you would think that you would have the world by the tail! But in spite of having all these traits, our Lola is still a shy, easily intimidated girl. Lola is a lovely champagne blond who, instead of strutting her stuff, tends to shut down with new, unfamiliar situations and people. She does not show any aggression in these situations, but she tries to make herself as small and invisible as possible. She has made significant progress since coming to her foster home and her foster mom believes that Lola will develop into a much more assertive and confident dog with a little time and patience.

Lola is a very sweet and well behaved girl who is crate trained and a joy to have around. She has an easy care, medium length coat that will not require the constant grooming that many rough coated collies need. Lola’s foster mom crates her when she leaves the house and at night because, as a young dog, Lola does like to chew. Numerous fuzzy toys have been mysteriously decapitated since Lola’s arrival.

Lola gets along well with other dogs – even young rowdy ones like her canine foster brother. She is fairly good with cats, though she does like to chase them and sometimes poke them with her long, collie nose. She should be fine with dog-savvy cats, though she should be supervised during the initial encounters to make sure that she doesn’t get carried away with the chase.

We have not seen how Lola interacts with children, but she would probably do well with older, calm children. Lots of young, active, noisy kids would almost certainly be too stressful for her.

Lola is a very smart girl who learns quickly and is extremely treat-motivated. A calm, patient home could help this young girl develop the poise and self confidence that she needs to fulfill her potential. She must be introduced gradually to new things and people, but with time she will blossom. She would be a great jogging partner or agility candidate and would even do well as a therapy dog. A canine companion would also be good for Lola and help her to grow in confidence.

If you have a quiet home and the patience and affection needed to introduce Lola to the world, this sweet collie girl will reward you with a lifetime of love and loyalty.