I met Lola a few years ago when I decided to take a trip to Central America. I ended up in a tiny town called Giagante in Nicaragua, and it was there that I bumped into the most amazing street dog. She lived at a taco stand on the beach with her brothers, and I fell in love with her immediately. I think she took a liking to me as well because it didn’t take long before she was following me around everywhere. After spending a week with her I decided I had to figure out a way to take her home with me.
Thankfully I met a wonderful Canadian named Chanel, who lived in Gigante and agreed to help me facilitate the Adoption. As I continued my travels, Chanel got Lola ready for her big flight to Canada with a crate, vet visit and an airline ticket to Toronto. One week after I arrived home, on Feb 15th, Miss Lola officially immigrated into her new country. Lola was in rough shape when she got to me. She had been heavily infested with fleas and ticks since she was born. She had patches of fur missing, mange on her face and infections in her skin, eyes and ears. Not to mention she had just flown into a Canadian winter.
We are celebrating our 3 year anniversary this winter, and I honestly feel like I won the dog lottery. Lola is incredibly sweet, loving, patient and gentle. She’s smart and loyal , and has way more friends then any human I know. She has, what I like to call “resting pathetic face” All. The. Time. I’m not sure I could picture my life without my little street dog. She makes me laugh everyday, and brings me infinite amounts of joy.