ADOPTED ON 11-10-14 – Bella is a 5-year-old female purebred yellow lab and approximately 75 lbs. She is spayed and up to date and on all vaccinations. Bella is fully house-trained. The only medication she is on is a heart-worm and tick preventative.
This lovely girl is your typical lovable lab. She is extremely food motivated and aims to please. She knows sit, lie down, go in your crate and she comes when called. She is easily redirected when she is involved in an activity the human does not find desirable. A simple “ah ah” will do. The one exception to this is if she sees or hears an unknown being in her territory. We were told that this behavior has proved a challenge to break. However, labs are highly intelligent and aim to please their people, with patience and consistence this behavior can be managed. Bella is good with other dogs and has been well socialized. She often shows submissive behavior if the dogs are bigger than her. However, she should not be placed in a home with cats or small animals, as she has an extremely high prey drive, and enjoys hunting small animals. She loves going for rides in the car and does well in the crate. She is great with children. Enjoys playing with them and is gentle as can be. However, children and dogs should always have supervised interactions.
Bella enjoys playing ball, but tennis balls are not recommended for her. She tends to peel them and eat the fuzz; this causes her to have an upset stomach. Plastic and stuffed toys are also not recommended for Bella because she would rip them apart and swallow them. She would do best with durable toys such as the KONG brand, which are not easily destroyed. Bella needs some work with her leash skills as she gets very excited to go for a walk and pulls a bit. Her pulling can be easily managed by teaching her the ” heel”.
Bella enjoys getting belly rubs and being pet on her chest. However, she is “hand shy” when it comes to being pet on her head. This means she does not enjoy being petted on the top of her head. Most dogs do not enjoy being patted directly on their head. They prefer to be scratched on the chest or on their shoulders.
The ideal home for Bella would be one with people who could give her constant affection and love. Although not a necessity, a fenced in yard would be nice as she is used to having lots of space to roam. She would do well in a home with children as; she really enjoys interacting with them. She has moderate exercise needs and would enjoy being taken on long walks or being someone’s jogging partner; this would provide her with the mental and physical stimulation she needs, as labs are an active breed. Her ideal new home should also be one with lower activity in the house while she is working on learning how to remain calm when someone comes to the door. If you have room in your home and heart for beautiful Bella, please fill out an adoption application.
WHAT THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR
|Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 Weeks||Worm Every Month Till Six Months||Pregnant & nursing momma’s wormed more||After That Dogs should be wormed every three months|
|1ST DHPP||Giardia Snap Test||BloodTests||Office Visit Fee – at least five Visits|
|2ND DHPP||Heart Worm Snap Test||Antibiotics||Health Certificate|
|3RD DHPP||Parvo Snap Test||Ear & Eye Medication||Skin Scraping|
|Bordetalla||Fecal Test||Flea & Tick Medication||Transport|
|Rabies||Ear Test||X-Rays||Spay / Neuter|
|Kennel Cough Booster||Eye Test||Dewormer||Collars|
|Leptospirosis||Corona Booster||HW Pills||Head Cones|
DISCLAIMER: THE BREED POSTED ON OUR DOGS’ BIOGRAPHIES ARE OUR BEST GUESS BASED ON SEVERAL YEARS OF DOG RESCUE. ADOPTERS WHO NEED TO KNOW THE EXACT BREED OF A PARTICULAR DOG MUST HAVE THE DOG TESTED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.
Application instructions: click the link below to apply for adoption of this dog.
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- Children need to be taught how to how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children.
- No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child because often-young children don’t understand that a cute little dog, or any dog, might not want “love and kisses.”
- Never let young children pick up a puppy or small dog. Instead, make them sit on the floor with the dog in their lap. Pay attention to the dog’s body language, and put him safely in his crate if he appears to be unhappy or uncomfortable with the child’s attention.
- Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs.
- Teach your child never to approach any dog while he’s eating or sleeping or to try to take the dog’s food away. No dog should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
- Be prepared dogs will protect themselves
- Most important, it is your responsibility to make sure that your children and the dog are supervised at all times and safe. You cannot leave it up to the dog, the dog is an animal and will behave like an animal. They rely on us to guide and protect them, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
- THIS IS YOUR JOB, NOT THE DOGS
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