Looking for an Experienced Dog Owner

Meet Lola!  Lola is a Terrier cross who is 2.5 years old.  She came to us from the United States as she was displaced by Hurricane Harvey.  When she arrived, we quickly realized that she was very fearful of strangers and unfortunately, our shelter environment forced her to meet lots of new people every day.  She was relocated to a training facility where she has worked on these fears.  At this facility she is wonderful with the people she knows and she loves to play with the other dogs at the facility.  She can still get nervous about meeting people and introductions to new people need to be properly managed to ensure her success.  Lola has learned low level remote collar communication & her adopter will be taught how to use it appropriately as well to help build their new relationship with confidence & trust.  She absolutely loves playing with other dogs, adores the people that she knows and of course loves going for structured walks & freedom hikes.  She loves her walks and to be outside and once bonded with you will be a loyal and affectionate companion. 

Who is Lola’s perfect adopter?

We think that Lola will thrive in a home that can give her a quiet, stable environment.  She would do best in home that does not have a lot of visitors and/or has a place she can go to avoid the visitors if she is overwhelmed.  She should not go to a home with young children.  While she has been exposed to walks in town and has met strangers in that controlled setting, she will not be the dog you take to the store and tie up outside while you run in for a few things.  She will get most joy from long walks in quiet neighbourhoods or parks.  At this time, we think she would thrive with another dog in the home, but introductions would need to be properly managed.  Although not required, she would love a fully fenced yard in a quiet neighbourhood.  Lola would also benefit from dog owners experienced in managing dogs with behaviourial quirks and who are prepared to work with her to help her reach her full potential.

To make Lola’s transition successful, the training facility has offered to provide transition sessions to make sure that the adopters know how to help Lola be successful and how to reinforce the techniques that have proven successful.  They would also be available for telephone consultations for as long as necessary for the adopters to be comfortable with the training approaches.

How would you meet Lola?

If you are interested in learning more about Lola, please fill out the form below.  We will provide you with all the information we have, ask you lots of questions and if appropriate we can connect you to the trainer.  Lola is currently at a training facility in the Collingwood area and we believe that to see her full potential you may need to meet her on two or three different occasions. 

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