Lola is looking for a special furever home! Here’s what our Shelter Manager (and Lola’s saviour), Lauren, has to say about this beautiful girl:

“Having had Lola stay with me as an eight-week-old puppy, as well as a ten-month-old teenager, I can vouch for her consistently sassy, goofy, intelligent, and loving personality. I’m sure that, to many, she’s not the typical, desirable foreign rescue, with potential future expenses in relation to her legs, but she is the harsh reality of some of the animal neglect in Bulgaria”.

“From the word go, Lola had the odds stacked against her. At eight weeks old, she was found on the roadside with her dead brother after they were hit by a car. Miraculously, she survived, but was left with a broken hip, broken pelvis, and punctured abdomen, which later led to three surgeries, weeks of medication, and months of rehabilitation. Despite this, she’s courageously battled through every challenge with her infectious character shining and her face beaming, especially as she bounds around a corner when I call her for rehab walks!”

“As she has spent the majority of her life rehabilitating here at the shelter, she will initially find the outside world a challenge, as underneath her sassy exterior, there is still a naive puppy. I know that there is a family out there who can patiently guide her through this transition. She is ten months old now and deserves to know what it’s like to have a family and home of her own”.

“Lola needs to go to the UK as soon as possible, as we believe that she needs to start hydrotherapy (something Bulgaria doesn’t currently offer). This will help to complete her recovery and give Lola, and her mobility, the best future possible. If it wasn’t in Lola’s best interest to travel to the UK, then I would adopt her in a heartbeat. This girl has so much character and so much love to give but, sadly, she may be overlooked due to no fault of her own".

Lola is currently ten months old and weighs 20kg. We believe her final adult weight will ultimately be between 20kg to 25kg.  

Lola adores people and attention but is lead reactive, which we are working on. She would suit a rural home where she could be slowly exposed to new experiences. She is incredibly loyal and great with people.

Lola will arrive in the UK with all of her previous x-rays in case she needs any future veterinary care. All procedures undertaken within Bulgaria have been with a specialist orthopaedic surgeon who feels that she should go on to live a normal life.