We've had our latest foster dog for 2 weeks working through her infections and medical issues after her neglect and time on the streets. We had her vet re-check on Friday (8/14) so she was able to join us at the Monterey event for her debut! Lady is very toy-focused and loves to swim, though I don't think she'll ever be a big jumper (she did jump off the dock several times!). She will be a wonderful family dog and companion and will be happiest in a home where she can fetch/swim to keep her weight off (she's lost 4 lbs already so the next 6 shouldn't be hard).
Here's some general information about Lady. More pictures on www.LabsUnleashed.com/rescue
Lady is a very sweet and lovable spayed female chocolate Labrador who is about 6-7 years old
. Don't let the early grey hair fool you -- she has plenty of youthful energy and attitude. She is a classic-looking English/British/show style
of Lab who is a well-mannered and purebred little lady. She has typical Lab personality and looks with an otter tail and dewclaws removed. Lady is shorter and more compact than many Labs making her a nice sized pet who should reach an ideal weight of ~60 lbs
with continued diet and exercise. She is 66 lbs currently and has lost 4 lbs in 3 weeks, so shouldn't have any problems getting to a healthier weight.
Lady loves to play with toys
! She'll bring a smile to your face as you watch her exuberantly bound after a fetch toy and then happily bring it back to you again and again. Lady is a great swimmer and will water-retrieve all day long -- she even joined in a dock-diving event with our other Labs on 8/15-16. She often is found with a doggie chew toy in her mouth -- though never has tried to chew on people items. Lady will make a wonderful companion
for either a couple or family. She is a very friendly dog who quickly bonds with people and adapts to new routines including her foster home and all the places we've taken her. At home, Lady follows us around happily wagging her tail
and then lies peacefully at our feet wherever we are. We had no trouble letting her off-leash since she stayed by our side or came quickly when we called her. Lady is very good with dogs and children
she has met. She plays, eats, cuddles with our Labs, and nicely greeted many other dogs in the park and dock diving event. She is very willing to please and has delightful manners
. Lady is housebroken, good in car/travel, doesn't jump on people, can touch/handle her easily including for vet work or baths, sleeps all night, and is quiet (other than expected barks for passers-by). She appears to have some training and quickly learned "sit" and "drop" and is OK on leash.
The San Jose shelter picked up Lady as a stray on 7/25 but was clearly an indoor dog before she was abandoned who even knew how to use a dog door. Poor diet/exercise and time on the streets left her with some infections and medical issues that we've cleared up with the TLC of foster care (came to our foster home on 8/1/09). Vet work done: shots, xrays, blood/heartworm test, and de-wormed.
Please check back at www.LabsUnleashed.com/rescue to find out about Lady's continued progress
including more photos/vidoes! Please contact rescue@LabsUnleashed.com
if you or someone you know might be interested in giving this dog the loving home she deserves! We are located in Los Gatos, CA (near San Jose)
but would be happy to bring her for a home evaluation within an hour's driving radius. Lady was rescued by Golden Gate Labrador Rescue -- thanks to them for helping save the life of this little lady who is looking for her forever home!