Each of the precious souls who cross the Nova Scotia SPCA’s doorstep has a story to tell. Often that story has a sad beginning; just as often there’s a happy ending. Take sweet Lola.
Debbie and her partner Dwayne were looking to adopt a dog. Debbie says “I saw Lola’s sweet face on the SPCA website, and I just knew she was mine. It was definitely love at first sight. Her eyes truly touched me. We went to the shelter, met with her and took her to her forever home the next day.”
Debbie and Dwayne had never fostered an animal before, but they were ready and willing to open their hearts and home to a palliative pet in need. Lola adjusted quickly to her new home. Debbie relates “In less than a week, it was like she was destined to be with us.” Lola has blossomed so much with her new family. “Dwayne is definitely the apple of Lola’s eye” says Debbie. “Talk about a father-daughter bond. It’s amazing to see how close the two have become in such a short time. And when dad’s not around, mom is a good second best!”
“We understand that Lola may not be with us for a long time, but we don’t think like that. She’s so full of life now; we live in the moment. Eventually, she will let us know when it’s her time to go, but for now, we appreciate the unconditional love, laughs and goofiness she shares with us. We are humbled to give her a second chance at happiness in a loving home,” says the couple.
Lola’s story underscores some important things.
- Animal surrender should never be judged. Lola now has a wonderful life and her medical needs are well taken care of. Please contact the SPCA if you find you have to surrender your pet.
- The Nova Scotia SPCA proudly follows no-kill principles. Even though it is expensive to continue to care for Lola, she has so much zest for life and the SPCA never euthanizes for space or cost. On average, healthy and friendly pets are adopted in less than two weeks!
- The Nova Scotia SPCA does not receive any government funding for its shelters. Your generous support gives deserving animals like Lola a chance to live their best life. Donate today!