Volunteers Natalie and Sue recently took Lola on a little adventure to get her out of the shelter, explore and have some fun. Natalie reports, “As it turns out Lola is amazing in a car! She likes to look out of the window to see where she’s headed and then she happily curls up to nap. We made sure to cover the backseat in blankets and her dog bed for an extra comfy ride.
Our first stop was Multnomah Falls. We went for a hike, sniffed around and even posed for a photo op in front of the falls. Lola was so polite to all of the other visitors and even got to play in the snow…something we don’t see very often on the coast! Lola met a family and proved again how well behaved she is with children; she used to live with kids and really likes them. A new friend offered Lola a treat, which she took very gently, as always. We kept driving and on our next walk Lola met two male dogs and walked very nicely by their side while wagging her tail. We were so proud of her good manners. Our last stop was lunch (Lola lucked out) before finally heading back home to the shelter.
One day very soon we are hoping home for Lola is with a loving family. She would prefer to curl up on a couch, in the sun if possible, with her new owner petting the top of her head as she falls asleep…that is our wish for you, dear Lola. Hopefully your next trip will be home.”
Pet meet and greets are by appointment only, so if you’d like to meet Lola, submit an application in advance by going to the shelter’s Adopting a Pet page at https://www.co.clatsop.or.us/animalcontrol/page/adopting-pet. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the application. Be sure to date it next to the signature line (applications are reviewed in the order they are received) and put the name of the animal you are interested in at the top. You can then save the application to your computer and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. A shelter staff member will review it and call you to set up an appointment. Due to Covid restrictions, only two people are allowed in the shelter at one time and each visitor is asked several health-related questions before being allowed in.