For Joan, the decision to adopt another dog into her family seemed like a distant possibility after her beloved Labrador passed away in 2014. However, once she was introduced to charismatic one-year-old terrier, Lola, she knew this was going to change.
“My daughter Jacqui thought now would be a good time for us to adopt another dog. She first saw Lola on The Lost Dogs’ Home website and went down to the Home’s North Melbourne shelter to meet her and she knew my husband and I would fall in love with her.
The next day I visited the Home with Jacqui and my grandson to meet Lola myself. When I met her, I knew straight away she would be a lovely addition to our family,” said Joan.
“Lola is as good as gold; she runs the place!
She loves going for walks and as soon as she gets home she runs straight over to my husband to say hello.
“When we adopted her from the Home, the adoptions staff told us Lola was trained, but didn’t realise how beautifully trained she was until she came home. She has never done a thing wrong in the house.”
But, just because she is well trained, doesn’t mean Lola hasn’t got up to a little mischief.
“Lola is able to jump on top of our kitchen bench. One night, I was cleaning up and I noticed potato paddies on the kitchen bench. After a bit of sleuthing we discovered Lola had eaten the leftover potato paddies!
“Lola keeps us laughing and keeps us on our toes. She has made such a difference in our lives and we are so thankful to have her as part of our family.”