My name is Lola; I would like to tell you the story of my life so far…
I was found running on Route 25 in Southold on July 12, 2012, and was brought to the NFAWL Southold Shelter. I was only about 5 months old at the time and didn’t really understand what was going on. Quickly, I realized that my life had changed. Now I was surrounded by people who loved me, fed me, treated me with respect and gave me a warm and comfortable place to rest my head at night. When I first arrived at the shelter, I was very nervous and fearful of meeting new people. My life up till now had given me reason to feel that way, and I was afraid to accept the new found love that was surrounding me. The staff and trainer at the shelter worked so hard to help me learn that there were people in the world who wouldn’t hurt me. With their dedication and patience they taught me to trust again. I became happy to see them each and every morning, but in my heart I wanted to find my true place, where I belonged as a part of a family. The months went by, but still no one came to bring me home.
After almost a year, I was moved to the Riverhead Animal Shelter after it was taken over by the League. Now, I had new friends to spend my days and nights with, and new people who also loved me very much; but still not my very own home. My bdf (best dog friend), Cissy was already at Riverhead, and soon we were playing and spending time together. The people at Riverhead gave me so much love. My days were happy, but at night I still had my same dream, to find my true home with my forever family. Days turned to months, and months to years, I enjoyed everyone who worked with me, the staff, volunteers, and my trainer, who helped me learn to be an even more awesome dog than I already was.
In March of 2015 a couple came to the shelter looking to find a new friend, I watched as they walked around meeting everyone. So many others have come by throughout the years walking by and looking, passing out treats to everyone. As they approached my run my heart beat faster, could this be them? I put on my cutest face, they smiled and talked to me, then, I was taken out to meet them. I showed them just how much love I had to share and you know what, the next day they came back to make my dreams come true. After almost 3 years at the shelter I was on my way to my very own home. I couldn’t be happier; finally, I am part of a real family. I just want everyone to know how thankful I am to my other family at NFAWL for giving me the chance at a new life. Without their devotion and caring I don’t know what would have happened to me.
Please support the NFAWL in any way you can, they give so much to the animals that live with them. And make sure to stop by and meet all my friends. Maybe you can help some other dogs or cat’s dream come true.