We love seeing our dog collars on dogs of all shapes and sizes and in cities around the U.S. Lola is a cute, little rescue pup that lives with her dog mom, Robin Reetz, in NYC. While Robin is busy being fabulous during the day as an E-Commerce Editor for the Barneys New York, Lola is busy getting her sleep on before her time in the dog park. Learn more about Lola, why Robin and her husband chose to adopt, and what city life is like for a dog.
When did you adopt Lola and how did you know she was the one?
My husband and I adopted Lola about a year ago in the spring of 2016. We knew we wanted a rescue and had been searching local rescue groups as well as Petfinder. Lola came from a rescue agency called GROWL that’s located in South Carolina but finds forever homes for a lot of dogs in the New York area. We came across her while searching in our area and – at the risk of sounding cheesy – knew she was the one right away by the look on her face and the sweet little way she was posing in her photo. Luckily we got her and it’s been one year of nothing but love.
What was Lola’s story before she started a new life with you?
Lola was nine-months-old when we adopted her and she was rescued by GROWL from a kill shelter in South Carolina. We don’t know much other than that.
Why did you want to rescue instead of buying a dog from a breeder?
My family has always rescued our pets so it was really no question for us. There are so many animals that need good homes and it was our privilege to be able to give one to Lola.
Describe Lola’s personality.
She’s a very affectionate, friendly dog who loves to snuggle more than anything else. She also has a cheeky streak and isn’t afraid to let you know when she wants to play. Her favorite thing in the world is to sit or sleep between my husband and me, and sitting in that formation has quickly become our favorite thing as well.
What advice do you have for those living in a big city wanting to adopt a pup?
The worst thing about living in a big city is the space constraints, but the best thing is the amount of dog-friendly people you’ll find. We’re lucky to live in a very dog-friendly area and are right down the street from a park that has off-leash hours. Lola has lots of friends in our building and the neighborhood and loves being a city dog. My piece of advice for anyone looking to adopt a dog in a city is to just think about your lifestyle and space and look for a dog that will be happy in that environment.
Why did you choose a Boots & Arrow dog collar for Lola?
It's easy to become overwhelmed and feel out of your control in today's current political climate, so the way I respond to those feelings is by supporting brands who value the same things as I do and voting with my dollars. Boots & Arrow is socially conscious, produced locally, made using reclaimed materials, and benefits rescue dogs - those are all causes I very much believe in so it was a no-brainer when it came time to choose a collar.
Lola wears our extra-small emerald green dog collar with black leather + white stitching.