Adorable pit bull who spent 400 days in a shelter finally gets adopted

November 8, 2020

Anything is paw-sible when people love pups.

Back in September at the Arizona’s Humane Society of Wickenburg, a 1-year-old stray pit bull and her six puppies arrived.

Shortly after the pups arrived, they were adopted right away, but Lola never got adopted, Today reports.

Employees at the shelter were confused as to why no one would adopt her. They described her as the most loving dog who loved belly rubs and snuggling. The staff had hope that Lola would eventually get taken home.

When 400 days passed, the shelter called the Arizona Humane Society in Phoenix. The organization offers the “Project Reachout,” a program that helps take in pets who need help.

Bretta Nelson, a spokesperson for the Phoenix business, said the program helps animals who are sick, injured, or were abused by past owners. However, she said Lola was an abnormal circumstance.

“Wickenburg being obviously much smaller than Phoenix, I believe they reached out and said, ‘Hey, we have this dog here and she’s a staff favorite,’” Nelson added. “‘We absolutely love her but for some reason, she does keep getting overlooked. Would you guys be willing to take her in and have the Phoenix population get a chance to meet her as well?’ And that’s exactly what we did.”

When Lola arrived at the Arizona Humane Society, the team shared her story online and to news organizations. Fortunately, the next day, the Perry family heard about the pup and scheduled a meet-and-greet.

“They really wanted Lola, and when they turned to their little girl and said, ‘We’re going to take her home with us,’ I guess she was just ecstatic,” Nelson said.

Nelson said transporting the pups can really help dogs and cats get adopted.

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