Before she was rescued, Lola’s life could be summed up in one word: miserable.
For eight years, the pit bull had been confined to a dark, filthy garage, where she spent her days laying on a concrete floor.
She was never let off her leash and had little attention or veterinary treatment.
After seeing Lola, a woman called AMA Animal Rescue, a New York-based animal protection organization.
Lola’s owner was persuaded to release her when a team of rescuers arrived.
No one would’ve blamed Lola for being nasty or violent toward others after what she had gone through.
Lola, on the other hand, was sweet and wonderful, and she couldn’t stop wagging her tail when the rescue crew approached.
“We called her wiggle butt,” said Michele Walsh, an AMA volunteer.
“She was wagging her lovely little tail, incredibly affectionate, giving kisses, and overjoyed to be reunited with her rescuers.” They went away with her when she let them remove her from the chain.”
The first order of business for the crew was to get Lola to the Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital, where she had surgery to remove a few tumors.
Lola was placed in foster care for a few months before being adopted by Manhattan resident Charlène von Saher.
Lola has only been with von Saher for seven weeks, but she has quickly adjusted to her new surroundings.
“She discovered where her small beds were, as well as what was soft and comfy for her,” von Saher explained.
Lola is finding new comfort in areas she never imagined before, whether it’s on the sofa, the couch, the bed, or on top of furniture.
“She actually stole one of my throw pillows and placed it in her dog bed,” von Saher added.
“When I got home, she had her head on it and had fashioned herself a mini bed in her bed with my pillow.” I believe she appreciated having numerous pillows below her like in ‘The Princess and the Pea.'”
Lola was once spotted napping in two dog beds at the same time!
Alternatively, for optimum comfort, place one dog bed on top of the other!
“I went out for a minute, and when I returned, Lola had stacked the smaller bed on top of the larger bed and climbed on top of it,” von Saher explained. “It was hilarious.” When I first walked in, I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
It’s no wonder that Lola enjoys going outside after being cooped up indoors for so long.
“Every day, I believe she looks better and better,” von Saher added. “When you adopt a dog, you’re actually rescuing two,” they say.
“That’s because you’re taking one and making room for another dog to enter the shelter or rescue organization.”
Von Saher said, “I just admire her.” “She’s already made a significant difference in my life.”