Jai dee • Sweet-natured
A unique story to tell and heaps of love to give, this special dog is one in a million and looking for an extraordinary adopter to complete her tale!
This cute-as-a-button little lady is Lola. Unlike most of our dogs, Lola started life as a beach dog, living on the streets in Hua Hin, where she was discovered as a small puppy with a broken spine. Vets suspect her injuries may have been caused by a hard kick, or motorbike collision. There were maggots in her wounds, she was crawling with ticks, and she was very vulnerable. Returning her to life on the beach simply wasn’t an option: it would have been a death-sentence.
Luckily, Lola caught the attention of PAWSS who took her in and helped get her back on her feet thanks to a whizzy new wheelchair! She even had a loving home lined up, but sadly things fell through due to the impact of Covid.
When Marilyn from PAWSS was left to reconsider Lola’s future, she immediately thought of the Jai Dog Rescue team. Our experience with disabled dogs means we can provide her the perfect place to rehabilitate and recover from her trauma, all whilst we get her ready to find an amazing forever home when the time is right.
Lola arrived on The Farm in May 2021, but Lola’s story doesn’t end there! After extraordinary support from our followers, we successfully raised enough money to not only buy Lola a shiny new wheelchair, but fly her to the UK where she’s been in foster care ever since.
It’s hard to believe Lola’s ever been anything but the smiley, happy girl we’ve gotten to know. From beach stray getting by with a broken spine, to capturing the hearts of dog-lovers around the world and securing the most wonderful foster home, it’s fair to say that Lola’s is a rescue journey all street dogs dream of. But what she wants most of all, is a home of her own.
With her adorable Furby ears, her button bright eyes, and her sunny disposition, she effortlessly has everyone wrapped round her little paw in no time. This sweet girl has now fully settled in to a UK way of life, and enjoys all sorts of fun activities – from trips to the beach to an evening down the pub, playing with her friends (both dog and human alike!) to cuddling up on the sofa at the end of the day.
Lola loves her toys and playing interactive games, of which her personal favourite is tug of war! And if you throw her tug toy too high, she tends to do a little bunny hop as she tries to catch it. She’s confident playing with other dogs and is great with children too, but is equally happy just chilling out or cuddling up to her favourite people.
Lola is a complete package: calm, soft, sweet and cuddly, and we know she’s going to make her future family extremely happy!
Lola perfect home
Lola is a pure bundle of joy, whose mission in life is to win over everyone’s hearts! For that reason, she could live with other dogs and/or children, or be equally as happy as the only dog in the home.
Despite losing the use of her back legs as a puppy, Lola’s needs are the same as any dog. Medically, she requires the usual annual vaccinations and regular wormer, flea and tick treatment and her diet is very similar to other dogs: she loves anything and everything, from fruit and veggies, to raw meat and kibble! Whilst in foster care, she’s mastered toilet training and goes all by herself, although – just like any dog – she will likely benefit from a reminder once in the novel surroundings of a new home.
Indoors, Lola has adapted well to getting about by herself and doesn’t require her wheelchair. When she first arrived in the UK, Lola underwent physio treatment that has gotten her body into a more natural position than it was before, allowing her to move more comfortably around the home. Although she’ll never regain a “normal” walk, Lola happily tackle steps, stairs, and doorways without a problem.
Whilst out and about, Lola requires a small wheelchair (it’s so small that it fits in the footwell of a car!) The chair itself requires very little maintenance – the occasional screw replaced here and there! – but is worth it tenfold for the freedom it gives little Lola. In her chair she can tackle all kinds of terrain, from the grassy fields of the South Downs to the pebbles of Brighton beach. While she might not be scaling Ben Nevis in it (that’s what doggy backpacks are for!) Lola’s wheelchair gives her the freedom to be exactly what she is…a regular, happy, healthy dog!
All dogs need time and space once they arrived in a new home, complete with new people and new routines. Just like them, Lola will need time to adjust and settle in. That said, she’s an agreeable, sunny young dog who adapted really well to her foster home, so we’re confident that she’ll be letting her character shine in no time: all she needs is a family who can give her the love and fuss she deserves.
Can live with another dog?
Can live with children?
Ready to adopt Lola?
So you’ve read the details, you’ve fallen in love, and now you’d like to adopt? We don’t blame you…you’re only human after all!
The first step in the adoption process is to complete an adoption form. This will give us all the information we need to make a match and see if the dog that’s caught your eye is the right fit for you.
Are you ready?
What happens next?
Once you’ve submitted your adoption form, we’re sure you’ll want to know more about what to expect next. We’ve crafted our street to sofa adoption process to make sure you’re kept informed at every step of the journey.
Take a look at our Adoption Process breakdown to learn more about what to expect at every stage.
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Another victim of a road traffic accident, Leo was found with two compound fractures that resulted in a double amputation. But he lived to show the world how incredible disabled dogs are!