ADOPTED ON 03-03-16 –Laci was hours away from being put to sleep when our foster got the call from her partner down south. Kris already had 8 other dogs, but knew she had to pull her once the volunteer who walked her described what a wonderful sweet dog she is. Laci is a one year old female lab mix. On September 10th she weighed 30 lbs., and is a little bit bigger than a male pug. She would be a small-medium sized dog. She has a moderate activity level and is UTD on all vaccinations. Laci loves her swimming pool so her family must have one for her to jump in every day in the warm weather–no problem giving this girl a bath.

Laci is a very brave courageous dog who is up for anything; she is a smart dynamic affectionate companion to humans and dogs.   Her foster Kris tells us she is very obedient and she listens very well to what is asked of her. She absolutely loves human interaction and wants nothing more than to please her human.  She enjoys a routine to follow in her current foster home; she gets up and goes outside, then is fed and goes outside again for about 2 hours or so where she gets to run with the other dogs and play ball – please see her videos. Then, she loves to come in the house while her foster works in the office so she can balance her canine and humane time. In the evening after she eats, she enjoys laying on foot stool while they all watch TV together. Then she goes out once more before bedtime and either sleeps in her dog bed or on the bed with her foster mother. She does not have any accidents as long as she has been given a chance to go out right before bedtime.  She does need to eat in the morning about the same; she is terrific on leash and was excellent when she went to the pet store and she even got to meet another dog. She was approached by about 4 or 5 people and they all remarked: “What a cute little dog.”LACI-TINK-02

Laci was a little unsure of getting in the van at first, but as long as you are patient with her once she gets in she is fine. She just wanted to be sure she was not being dumped. She is not the biggest fan of being crated, but she will tolerate it if she is given something to chew on.  However, she is very young so she needs to be crated when someone is not home. She is just a little too curious about things to be left unsupervised when someone is not home. She has made a lot of progress in her foster home understanding what she can and cannot do and after three months she has the freedom of the house when Kris is home. We believe that in about a year she might not need the crate. However, a dog that is crate trained is a real advantage at times. She is not recommended for a home with cats, there is a cat in her current foster home, but her foster mother is always there. Kris tells us she is a little too intrigued by the cat, and given the possibility she would chase her.Face01-TINK

The ideal home for Laci would be a family that could give her lots of love attention and playtime. If her new owner worked from home or only part time, that would be ideal. She craves human interaction, she is smart like a shepherd and loves to be doing what her human wants her to do. She is extremely dog social and it would be wonderful if she and Tink were adopted together, as they knew each other from the pound. If this was not a possibility a home with a male dog that could match her temperament and provide a nice balance would be great.

Previous dog owner experience would be very helpful as Laci is a great dog, but needs a little help when she is unsure of something. As many of the rescue dogs that have lived without a home, Laci will do well with an owner who understands how to be a pack leader and establish boundaries and set rules. Someone who is willing to be patient as she learns that this “new” thing is ok.  Laci is a bit too much for an elderly person, so a young active family would be the best fit. Laci’s favorite things are cuddling with her human and swimming. Her new home could possibly include children over the age of 8 years old.  The bottom line is Laci wants a home where she can be your loyal companion forever, and you will be hers. Please fill out an adoption application if Laci sounds like the right fit for you. Her family will learn quickly that they are lucky to have such a loving dog.


ABOUT THE BREED
Labs are healthy dogs and generally will live long lives of 10 to 14 years and are one of the most popular breeds in the USA because they are loyal, loving, affectionate and patient, making great family dogs.  They are highly intelligent, good-natured, very willing and eager to please; they are among the top choices for service dog work. They love to play, especially in water, never wanting to pass up the opportunity for a good swim.

 These lively dogs have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human leadership and need to feel as though they are part of the family and are easily trained. This breed of dog is wonderful with people of all ages, and interacts well with children.

PET COMPATIBILITY
If a Lab has had plenty of exposure to other dogs, cats, and small animals, and has been trained, he’ll be friendly with other pets, too. They get along well with other dogs and can easily adapt to live with other small pets.

CHILDREN
Not only loves kids, he enjoys the commotion they bring with them. He’ll happily attend a child’s birthday party, and even willingly wear a party hat. Like all dogs, however, he needs to be trained how to act around kids — and kids need to be taught how to act around the dog. As with every breed, you should always teach children how to approach and touch dogs, and always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party. No dog, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.

TEMPERAMENT
The Lab is a wonderful family dog that gets along with all members both big and small, rarely are they aggressive. They are very loving and affectionate and are eagerly playful. Labs have a very positive temperament and get along with most strangers.

 PERSONALITY
Lab loves to run, swim, and play with children and adults alike. They are extremely loyal to their owners, hard-working and are generally good-natured, originally a type of gun dog. Labs are extremely versatile and have been put to use in the following roles: hunting, guide dog for the blind, police k9, search and rescue, drug sniffing, retrieving, as well as tricks and competitive obedience.


IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT PACK LEADERS

It is a natural instinct for a dog to have an order in its pack, therefore, the only way your relationship with your dog can be a complete success you must be the pack leader:

  • When we humans live with dogs, we become their pack
  • The entire pack cooperates under a single leader
  • Lines are clearly defined and rules are set
  • Dogs communicates his displeasure with growling and eventually biting
  • Humans MUST be higher up in the order than the dog.
  • The humans must be the ones making the decisions, not the dogs

HOUSETRAINING

Schedule Feeding Time – Find your dog’s schedule so that you can work with that

  • Feed your dog on a regular schedule time, always within a half hour of the time 

Schedule Water – Help your dog bee successful

  • Keep a schedule for water, however, you should design a schedule that fits you
    • Remove the water dish after the first feeding in the morning
    • After the night feeding, leave water dish for two hours, then take it up
    • Before your last walk for the night, put the water dish down about an hour before
    • Then walk your dog 45 minutes after he has had water. There will might be days where that might be an exception for water.

Schedule Walking Time – Find your dog’s schedule, then gently move it to your schedule.

  • Start by taking the dog out every two hours for two days, if he goes every two hours,
  • Then take him out every three hours, for two days,
  • until you reach the time frame you need – every six hours—eight hours etc

The biggest problem is once a dog has had one accident in the house, there is a urine smell that the dog detects and his instinct to continue mark where he smells urine. This is how wild dogs let other dogs know that this territory is taken and for dogs not in the pack to go elsewhere. If you keep the house clean and pour some urine outside where you want him to go and then praise him when he marks there you will find house-breaking goes very easily

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WHAT  THE ADOPTION FEE PAYS FOR 

Worm Puppies Every 2 Weeks Till 12 WeeksWorm Every Month Till Six MonthsPregnant & nursing momma’s wormed moreAfter That Dogs should be wormed every three months
1ST DHPPGiardia Snap TestBloodTestsOffice Visit Fee – at least five Visits
2ND DHPPHeart Worm Snap TestAntibioticsHealth Certificate
3RD DHPPParvo Snap TestEar & Eye MedicationSkin Scraping
BordetallaFecal TestFlea & Tick MedicationTransport
RabiesEar TestX-RaysSpay / Neuter
Kennel Cough BoosterEye TestDewormerCollars
LeptospirosisCorona BoosterHW PillsHead 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.

Age1 Year
Life Average10-14 Years
SexFemale
Weight31-40 lbs
LocationPreston CT
BreedLab Terrier Mix/
Purebred
AlteredYes
FeeAll Shots + Transport - 450
UTDYes
RDV#RDV607
DogsYes
CatsUnknown
Children8 to 14, Over 14
HouseYes
EnergyMedium
FenceHelpful
CrateYes
LeashYes
CarYes
PersonalityLaci's favorite things are cuddling with her human and swimming.
OrganizationRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.
NameKris
Phone860.940.3350
LocationPreston, CT
Emailrescuedogvillage@yahoo.com
FacebookRescue Dog Village Guardian, Inc.

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QUICK FACTS

  • weight: 55 – 75 pounds
  • height: 21 – 24 inches
  • life expectancy 10 – 14 years

IDEAL HUMAN COMPANIONS

  • Hunters and fishermen
  • Runners and bicyclists
  • Campers and hikers
  • Outdoor sportspeople
  • Families

TRADEMARK TRAITS

  • Broad, clean-cut head
  • Pendant (hanging) ears
  • Short, thick, weather-proof coat
  • Otter-like tail
  • Natural retrieving skills
  • Fun-loving and free-spirited
  • Easygoing pal
  • Mellow and gentle
  • Patient with children

COLORS

  • Black
  • Yellow
  • Silver
  • Chocolate

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  • Always teach children how to approach and touch dogs
  • Always supervise any interactions between dogs and young children to prevent any biting or ear or tail pulling on the part of either party.
  • 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, no matter how friendly, should ever be left unsupervised with a child.
  • Children need to be taught 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 DOG

 

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  1. Introducing Your Dog to a New Home
  2. Cesar’s House Rules
  3. How do I stop a dog from jumping?

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