LOLA, Dog, Chihuahua / Mixed (medium coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Chihuahua / Mixed (medium coat)
Primary Breed: 
Chihuahua
Gender: 
Female
Mixed: 
Yes
Age: 
Adult
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Medium
Coat Length: 
Medium
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
Lola is an approximately 3-year-old spayed female mixed breed dog that looks like she could have some chihuahua in her, although she is a more muscular build than the typical chihuahua. She was a stray transferred here from a local Animal Control office, so we don''t know too much about her background.Lola has been adopted and returned twice since first coming to the ARL, so this time around we are looking for a very special kind of home for her. She should live with adults only, although visiting kids are okay as long as they are respectful and give her the opportunity to come to them rather than vice versa. She gets along well with other small dogs but cannot live with cats. She is mostly housetrained but has occassional accidents. Lola''s behavior issues stem from her fear of strangers, particularly men. With time and effort, this issue can be worked on, but in the meantime, in order for Lola to safely and successfully transition into her new home, she will need to go to a home with experienced owners and not too many visitors. Generally, Lola bonds very quickly to one or two people in a home, but it can take a long time for her to be okay with strangers she decides she doesn''t like. Our dog trainer, Michelle, can explain more fully the type of home we''re looking for for Lola, and will also sit down with potential adopters to discuss Lola''s behavior and make sure all family members are going into the adoption with their eyes wide open.