Hi, I’m Lola, a 2 year old Catahoula Leopard dog – sweet, calm, easy to walk, and a laid back love of a girl, who is lonely here at Wayside. I’m a gentle soul, and I can be a little shy and slow to warm up to you. I’m quiet a lot of the time. I’m also a little bit intimidated by other dogs barking and going crazy in their kennels. The noise here can sometimes be too much for a girl like me. I don’t like dogs going crazy on leash either, so I try to avoid them when I’m out walking the Wayside campus. I walk like a little dreamboat on leash by the way. Right by your side. Oh ok, maybe a little bit of weaving in front too, but, I’m slow and deliberate. I don’t need to have a wild time on a walk – I like to stop and smell an occasional rose, and I just like to take my time being close to you and enjoying life. Don’t get me wrong, though; I can go fast if you’d like, and it would probably be a better way to burn some calories. I guess you can say I will match your pace.
I also really like to have you pet me. We sat under a tree for awhile today – my new friend and I – and I loved every moment of that. She was brushing my fur, and I was loving the scratching and stroking and the way she was talking to me in a low but friendly way. I am a little shy and unsure of myself in my kennel. When you walk by, I can look scared. Well, you would be scared here, too! It is loud, dogs barking all the time, doors slamming, cleaning machines running, music and people talking and saying so many things that I don’t understand. Sometimes I come racing up to the door, though; usually because I’m scared of you, and I want to tell you that I’m nervous. Yes, you would think that I would be a little more self assured and confident, but I’m sorry, I’m just not. I’m trying though, and I hope that if you come to meet me, you will ask to take me on a walk away from the shelter. Maybe you will bring a brush and use it on my coat? I will lean into you and ask you to keep petting me, to keep loving me, to help me know how much you care.
Because of some of my behaviors and my shyness and nervousness in unfamiliar situations, Wayside has decided that I’d probably do best in a home without children. I do agree, and I hope that you have a calmer, more relaxed environment for me. I don’t know whether kids have teased me in my past or if their faster and more unpredictable movements just make me nervous, but I’m hoping that someone will fall in love with me that can offer me a home where I can feel safe and secure.
Please come to Wayside and find me and fall in love. My bags are packed, and I’m oh so ready to head home with you!
Love from Lola