Lola GSD DofB 22.05.15 RRemedies Centre

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Lola GSD DofB 22.05.15 RRemedies Centre

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Current Status: Available
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Lola's Story: Lola was found next to her deceased owner: As there was no next-of-kin, the police asked a vet to find her a Rescue place if they could. After 4 days of trying so many Rescues they contacted us and we agreed to take her as an emergency. Rescue Remedies offered a Rescue place saving her life. Lola is neutered, chipped, and fully vaccinated. Lola came in to our Rescue Centre nr Gatwick whilst awaiting her new family.

If you are interested in rehoming one of our dogs, the first step is to complete and submit our ONLINE HOMING QUESTIONNAIRE. We do not discuss dogs without a homing questionnaire submission. You must be ready and we will only contact you if we have a suitable dog. For more detailed information, please see our Homing Process.

Please support our work and help our long stay dogs: Our minimum Adoption Donation is £250 (£400 for pup under 1 yr old). This supports our continuing rescue work and is non-refundable. We exist solely due to the goodwill and donations of our supporters and volunteers. Our dogs need supportive families who will offer them patience, time and tolerance whilst they settle in their new homes. Our Rescue offers all our dogs back-up for life.

Please note: Dog laws have changed, with zero public tolerance and prejudice against bull breeds and terriers in particular. Our Rescue asks new owners to keep their dog on a lead in public spaces and manage and support its encounters with new dogs and people, so as not to place the dog's life at risk. Destruction and Control Orders are commonplace nowadays.
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Lola's progress through our Rescue is below.
We work with our dogs, who often reveal an evolving picture and positive skills as they build trust.

Original referral information: Lola was dropped off at a vets by the police as she was found with her deceased owner and there was no next of kin.
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Lola came into RescueRemedies on the 19th Aug 23
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xxlynne
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Took photos and video as it was getting dark but just giving a glimpse of this special girl

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She looks lovely! Can’t wait to meet her! Kiss of love.gif
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Sad story. What a lovely face - questioning yet trusting expression. bighug.gif
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Lovely Lola has come to stay with us for a while. She has had a massive upheaval this week and this has become apparent quite quickly in her behaviour.
She does not like it when anyone leaves the room and she gets very worried and cries. Hopefully with time and routine she will settle down.
Her back legs are not great, but again with time, the correct exercise, diet and medication hopefully this can be improved. She didn't travel too bad in the car, was a bit vocal and tried to get reach us a few times.
I suspect she is going to be a potential food thief. She loves the ball and has met the chickens. She barked and grumbled at them at first, she was on lead, but once off lead and in control she was much better behaved.

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First night with Lola...

Initially when everyone went up to bed Lola became quite unsettled and followed us upstairs, she is a bit unsteady on the stairs and we are trying to discourage her using them, however she needed to see we were all still in the house. She settled on my eldest daughters bed and went to sleep for a short time. Once the house was quiet she went downstairs and slept on her bed all night without a peep.
I was woken abruptly at 6am with Lola crying and barking, she was trying to get out of the front door with my daughter, although she settled quickly. The same happened when my husband went to leave, again she settled quickly.
She is not always crying and barking when we leave the room now, so when she is quiet she gets lots of praise.
She seems to be off her food, not uncommon when dogs are grieving, however lucky for her we had roast chicken yesterday, so I managed to get some chicken, steamed sweet potato and peas down her. Although I had to puree it like baby food.
Her pads are a bit sore at the back, which maybe contributing to her limp. Once these are healed hopefully she will get more agile again.
The neighbourhood kids have been to meet her and she lapped up the attention.
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Lola has been very vocal today, letting everyone know she is here. I think as she is coming out of herself she is becoming more aware of the different noises, hopefully she will get used to these.
She was not happy in the car today going to have her claws clipped.
I think she has a lot of healing to do, if I could describe her grieving process, I would say today she is experiencing the angry/anxiety phase.
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Hoping tomorrow is a better day for her.
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Lola is starting to come out of herself. She ate properly for the first time this morning and was eager for the food. We had tried all sorts to try and entice her to eat.
As her pads are starting to heal it looks more and more likely she doesn't have an issue with her hips.
She can now do short walks. She walks beautifully on the lead checking in with you by touching her nose to your hand.
Once we was on the nature reserve it became obvious She expected to be let off lead, so once her pads are fully recovered she is probably going to enjoy a long line. She picks up scents quickly and would be great doing a scent workshop.
She reacted to other dogs by making a lot of noise, it did not appear to be aggression, just noise. However introductions would need to be made carefully.
She did not react to any traffic, people, joggers etc.
She is still quite vocal in the house, however we are aware there are quite a lot of triggers around us. We live under the flight path, next door is a dog boarder, there are noisy cows in the farmers field behind us. Some dogs cope, some don't unfortunately.
As Lola has become more confident she has started to react to our chickens again, barking and lunging at the run, I might add they don't help themselves and almost encourage her, the little dinosaurs they are.
We can control this short term, however it's looking like she might react the same with cats and other small animals.
She reacted to the hoover, trying to bite the end, but was completely fine with lawn mower.
She loves a ball, especially a squeaky one and is very ball driven. She hasn't so far taken any treats, so we use the ball as a reward.
Lola greets guests into the house like old friends. My daughters boyfriend had never meet Lola and has the habit of just walking into the house, this happened today before I could stop him. She let him in and behaved like he was her favourite person in the whole world.
We really hope someone steps forward the beauty that is Lola and looks past her age.

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I have been lucky enough to meet and walk with Lola this week. She was comfortable with me immediately and although she was nervous, she was responsive and walked beautifully on the lead. She needs some reassurance while she settles but a comforting word is all she needs. She will stand close and/or touch/sniff your hand if she needs to. I felt very relaxed in her company and this in turn allowed her to relax and enjoy her walk.
What a lovely girl, with a lovely vibe. She is all you would expect in a Germen Shepherd, intelligent, connected and friendly.
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I took Lola out today. She barked when I arrived at her kennel - I think she was telling me it was her turn for a walk. She was calm and easy to harness. She walked beautifully on the lead - no pulling at all. First we went to the paddock where she enjoyed playing with a ball.

She loved getting some back scratches. We then went on a short walk via the poets hut for a cuddle.
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She walked on slack leads and was calm and gentle at all times. She’s a lovable and calm dog.
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She’s such a lovely dog, I hope someone snaps her up quickly.
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