Pet’s Story or Bio
I was living in Cabo Rojo for four months where I was on assignment studying shorebirds. Lola was one of the neighborhood strays and would often stop by my house for belly rubs and treats. One evening, Lola gave birth to a litter of 6 puppies on our doorstep. We decided it was a sign that she trusted us and knew it would be a safe place for her babies. So, we helped her raise her puppies for the next 8 weeks, raised some funds online, and eventually networked with a rescue organization in San Francisco who found homes for her babies. Currently they all have loving families and are leading happy lives.
By then, Lola and I had become inseparable and I knew that I wouldn't be leaving Puerto Rico without her. Together we flew back to California and began the grueling process of treating her heartworm disease. We currently live in Sacramento where Lola is officially heartworm free and loves to hike and swim in the river. We are in contact with the families who have her puppies and hope to have a reunion soon. I've never had a better friend in all my life and am so grateful that we found each other.