A woman named Tricia Carter and her family sadly had to say goodbye to their beloved dog recently. After losing the pup, whose name was Bailey, was their world. That meant that it would seemingly be impossible to replace her. But one day a friend of Tricia’s sent her a photo of a dog she thought would be perfect for their family. It was a bulldog pitbull mix just like their dog Bailey was and the dog was at their local shelter. They thought maybe it was time to think about bringing another dog into their home.
The next morning, Tricia and her family decided to pay the dog a visit. The shelter did not have much information on the dog, named Lola. They knew she had passed through several shelters and was used for breeding by her old owner and then dumped when she could no longer produce puppies. She was sad and defeated when she came out to meet Tricia. She could tell she was sweet, she just needed someone to help her. She was calm and quiet and mostly hung her head. She had already been adopted and returned once so they knew she needed a chance. Tricia went home and brought her son to meet Lola and then moment she saw him she completely transformed.
It was love at first sight for them both and Lola never stopped smiling. Tricia made the adoption official and they drove her home—she was smiling the entire way home. Once they got home she settled right in and made herself at home, falling fast asleep with Tricia’s son. She really began to shine the next day, as if she knew this was her forever home. Lola is now a permanent member of the family and fits right in with her favorite person, her human brother, and her doggy siblings too.