Breed: Australian Kelpie Mix
Age: Approximately 14 years old
Lois Lane (aka: LoLo; Lois) was a planned adoption in 2007. When we choose to adopt a dog we always go through rescue societies (unless the dog finds us first, as is sometimes the case). We found Lois through the Shamrock Foundation, a non-profit rescue organization in Louisville, Kentucky, whose mission is to end pet overpopulation, reduce the number of companion animals destroyed in local shelters, and to save or enhance the lives of animals in need in our community. They accomplish this by relying on foster homes for the dogs and cats they bring in, as they do not have a physical shelter to work out of.
Lois Lane had wandered onto a farm in the summer of 2006 and had a litter of puppies. She was then turned over to the Shamrock Foundation where she was fostered for several months. The foster home she was staying in wasn’t working out very well, as two of the resident dogs there did not care for Lois and they had to be kept separated. When we decided to bring her home for a week trial basis to see how she got along with our current dogs, we learned that if our home did not work out for Lois Lane that the foster home was going to have to give her up. Sometimes when that happens the foster dog ends up back in the shelter due to lack of foster homes for them to be turned over to.
Luckily, Lois was a perfect match for us and our dogs. Lois Lane has a crazy personality and is probably the most intelligent dog we’ve ever had. She has special games that she plays with each member of the family and she plays these games on a daily basis. Lois also loves food, loves to run in the backyard, loves to watch (and chase) squirrels, and adores her humans.