Lola was picked up as a stray in June. She was in bad shape - 16 years old, with cancer, and the little beagle had also recently suffered a stroke.
On top of that, Lola was having a hard time in the Maryland shelter, where she'd been waiting three months.
"She started to just kind of give up. She quit eating and eventually was just laying around," Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, shelter manager at the Animal Welfare League Queen Anne's County, tells The Dodo. "So I took her home."