Lola is a 8 year old female Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Cross. Lola is looking for a new home, along with her son Harley due to their owner’s long work hours. Both dogs do have some behavioural issues so please read their profiles fully before enquiring about them. Lola is very territorial and sadly this has had a negative impact on Harley. After a lot of thought Harley and Lola’s owner believes that they will have more potential rehomed separately. Although we strongly disagree with separating any bonded pair of dogs, in this case we believe it will be beneficial in the long run and is with both dog’s best interests at heart. However we will not rule out a home for both dogs if the owner is experienced and committed to giving them what they need.
Lola and Harley’s main issues are surrounding the home, they can react aggressively towards visiting strangers and have bitten in the past. When both dogs are together we feel that they feed off each other’s negative behaviour therefore escalating the situation. Outside of the home they are more accepting of new people and socialise well with other dogs in the park etc, however they can be reactive towards dogs in the street surrounding their home. We are unsure how Lola will cope living with a new dog and therefore we are looking for a home where she can be the only dog, she has however always lived with a cat and her owner feels that she could live with a cat in her new home. Lola has always been a bit of a grumpy dog, although affectionate and happy to be carried she can become upset when she is being interfered with. She does not like the vet or being groomed, although her owner currently manages to groom her at home. Lola can be reluctant to go on walks so will need some guidance with this.
Lola will need a patient owner who will take on board all the advice given to them from staff at the rescue. Although Lola is an adorable looking girl her issues surrounding strangers to the home are not to be taken lightly and it is important this her new owner is prepared for any problems that may arise. Lola will need a quiet, adult only home without any visiting children or children planned for the future. She would be best suited to a home with someone retired and therefore around for most of the day to help her settle and feel secure. Lola’s new owner must be prepared to make several trips to and from the rescue to build a bond with her before adoption.