Some of you may know that I am active with the Lexington Humane Society. I was on the board for 8 years and truly believe in their mission. I wanted to share a story with you.
I love my Chihuahuas. I had Lucy and then I rescued Lilly. Both of the girls are adorable but I always wanted a little, long-haired, white Chihuahua.
So I signed up for the First Contact Service from LHS. You list a certain breed a dog and when they get one in they will call you and you get first dibs before the animal is placed on the floor for adoption. What are the odds that they ever get in my dream dog?
2 days later they called me. They had dogs that had been in a hoarding situation from New Albany, Indiana. There were many more but all the rescue organizations had divided them up. There were Chinese Crested, Chihuahuas and Yorkies. I was in shock. I really wasn’t ready to have another dog (I thought it would take years!). I didn’t even return the first call.
I gave in and Gina, Brent and I went to see the dogs. They were such a pitiful bunch. 20 dogs running around skinny and just about hairless. One dog grabbed onto my leg as if to say, “Please take me!”. So, I went home and cried all night. I knew I had to get the dog.
So I brought Lola home. She’s the sassiest dog I’ve ever seen. I guess to live in an environment with 40 other dogs you have to be pretty self-sufficient. The only problem was that she didn’t have any hair. A hairless Chihuahua was not really what I had in mind. She didn’t have one hair on her hind end!
I spoke to LHS and they could not assure me she would ever grow any hair, so I started doing research. Every recommendation I saw said Omega 3’s were the best for hair growth. Long story short, check out the difference it’s made in Lola. I highly recommend a few squirts on your pet’s food each day.