I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Hello, my name is Noel, most of my friends just call me Nell. My name was given to me because I came to DLRR at Christmas time. Sort of my Christmas present. My foster thinks I’m a pretty and smart chocolate lab, but really shy. I’m only a year and a half old, if that much, but I’ve already been a mother. What happened to me was I was taken by Animal Control from a back yard breeder, because there where too many dogs there. I was sad and very afraid because my whole life had been with other dogs, I was educated by the older dogs, they were my playmates and companions. Now that I was separated I didn’t know what was going to happen to me. Everything was new and pretty scary. I now have been spayed, have all my shots and my micro chip. My foster picked me up just after surgery and brought me home. There was an other chocolate lab there about my age. It was nice to have a friend. I got along with my foster brother on everything, we ate together, played together and slept together with my foster. I was kind of scruffy and skinny when I came to DLRR. Now my coat is much smoother and glossy. I’m really strong and love to play and run. It is like I’m actually being a puppy. Happily for everybody else, my foster brother was adopted and went to a great home with a lab brother. I felt very lonely again, but maybe it was lucky for me, because I started having people friends. This was a big change for me. Most people scare me and I’m still pretty shy. Now I’m house broken and learning how to be a house dog. I’m adjusting to being crated when my foster is away, but when he is home I have the run of the house. I still need a lot of training about house manners and how to play. I love to play with my toys especially my chew toys, I love to chew and some time I chew the wrong things. I like to go for walks, did I mention I like to chew things, well evidentially my leash is one of the wrong things to chew. Twice I have chewed it off while out for a walk, I’m really pretty quick about it. I don’t run away, but I’m not allowed to be loose. What I’m looking for is a new home with a secure yard for me to play in. I really like being outside. I would like an other dog for companionship and maybe older children too. My foster thinks I will be easy to train since he thinks I’m a pretty good dog. I really want to be a good dog and do what you want me to do, I just need to be trained. I also like to snuggle and hug after I get to know you. Belly rubs are the greatest. If you are looking for a smart, pretty little lab, I will try really hard to make you happy.
If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our wonderful Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab. Thanks!