Happy Rescue Stories Friday Friends!!
If you've been following along over this past year, you know that during these ruff times, animal shelters and organizations have been struggling to maintain enough funding and supplies to support the hundreds of adoptable dogs/pets in their shelters. We are doing everything we can to help their efforts!
At Fit & Go Pets we play an important role (sometimes big, sometimes small) in helping dog rescue parents and their dogs as they go through their rescue journey and adapt to a new life. We see, firsthand, entire lives changed for the better. We feel this role we serve is a big part of who we are as a company, and our duty, to help our community and help as many dogs and pawrents as possible. Learn how you can help at the bottom of this blog post.
And without further ado, we are so excited to introduce you to our March rescue story - meet Lola!
- Rescue date: Dec 14th 2021
- Breed: Australian Cattle Dog
- Approximate age: 14 months old
- Personality: She is very active and friendly with humans. Her shepherd instincts are visible, she heels a lot. She is really vocal, loves to bark. Very stubborn as well but overall very loving and intelligent. She is hilarious!!! Makes us laugh every day.
Lola’s Rescue Story:
Lola was found running in the staircase of a mall. She had no microchip or tag.
We have another dog, Bianca, which is also a cattle dog. A friend knew this so when Lola was found and posted as a lost dog, she realized she was from the same breed than Bianca. The person that found Lola could not keep her, so she posted her and was trying to find a foster home for her. My friend told me the whole story and how, if she could not get any foster pawrents, she was going to be taken to the shelter. By seeing the pictures and realizing this could very much be Bianca, we decided to take her as fosters. The days went by and we didn’t hear from anyone so we agreed that if by December the 31st no one came forward looking for her, we would just make her a member of our family. Ultimately, that is what ended happening! Lola is our gift for the new year. The best part is, she has a sister that looks just like her, only she is red.
The greatest lesson:
Dogs are the most amazing beings in the world. They are very thankful. As previous dog owners, we realized about the importance of michrochiping your dog and providing a tag.
A piece of advice:
It’s the best you can ever do. Dogs give so much more than they take…. And you are their ultimate source of happiness.
What I wish I had known:
This story is a little different just because Lola was found and her story resonated with us. I would suggest you knowing the basics of how to handle a dog, particularly in situations where you don’t know the story the have had. Take the time to know the dog :)