Lola, an attractive brown pitbull, and her six puppies were rescued by the Humane Society of Wickenburg, an Arizona-based animal sanctuary, a little over a year ago. Lola had been living on the streets long before she had her puppies, and her health was abysmal.
Thankfully, the shelter personnel gave her everything she required to care for her puppies and to care for her own health. After that, the seven of them quickly adapted to their new environment. Lola continued to wean her babies until they were all ready to be taken to the adoption floor.
Kelsey Dickerson, one of the shelter staff, stated that rescue canines at the Humane Society of Wickenburg are often adopted within four days. This was true of all six of Lola’s puppies. The same could not be stated for the dog’s mother though.
Despite Lola’s kind and child-friendly disposition, no one submitted an adoption application for her. Kelsey stated that she thought this was peculiar, especially knowing of the pit bull’s affectionate and playful nature. The dog always enjoyed being around people and was intelligent and fantastic with children.
After more than 400 days of waiting for Lola’s perfect family to arrive, the shelter staff decided to enlist the assistance of the Project Reachout Program of the Arizona Humane Society (AHS). The goal of this very helpful project is to actually help animals in need by working with other shelters.
Lola was quickly transferred to the AHS shelter in Phoenix, and amazingly, she was adopted within days of her arrival. After only one day, a family from Mesa went in to adopt the two-year-old dog and took her home.
On the day of her adoption, Lola was all smiles, and we couldn’t be happier for her.
Want to know more? Check out this cute pit bull and her new family.
Source: Arizona Humane Society