Update: Pokie is wondering why the phone is not ringing. What's not to like about this sweet boy? Good with dogs, housetrained, likes to chill, takes insulin injections without a problem, and loves his humans. If you want to meet Pokie and free up a foster home for another needy senior dog at the shelter, pick up the phone and call now!
Update:: Pokie is making great progress. He now has free run of the house while foster parents are out and he is fully house trained. He is quite enthusiastic about meal time, but has learned to sit patiently while he is served. Pokie's never more than a few feet from his beloved babies. He rarely tears them up, he just likes carrying them around and sleeping with them. He likes to play, but prefers playing with his humans to his dog friends. He seems to be learning dog play, but gets a little nervous about it. He will play with his humans as long as they are willing. He is such a loving boy.
Update:: Pokie is a partially blind 8 year old, but has no problem getting around. He loves to play and is OBSESSED with his "babies". He sleeps with them, goes outside to go potty with them and just loves holding them in his mouth. Pokie is diabetic, but is very good getting his shots twice a day. He will happily do anything for a treat. Pokie is such a sweetie!
Update: Pokie is an 8 year old love bug. He is diabetic and mostly blind, but no one told him about his disabilities. He runs around the house and handles the stairs like a champ. Pokie's two greatest loves are people and food. He will do anything for a treat and a good belly rub. A close 3rd is his love of toys. It took him no time at all to find the toy basket and declare them his own. Pokie's care is very easy - he gets 2 insulin injections a day. He knows he gets a little treat afterwards so he sits nicely and is very cooperative.
Update: Pokie is such a sweet boy. He is very friendly and loves to be with people. He has been doing well navigating his foster home and will do steps when his foster mom says "step." His foster mom reports that it is very easy to give him his insulin. Give this boy a chance and he will reward you with so much love and loyalty.
This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound) Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.
Lab Rescue LRCP has between 50 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates are listed at www.lab-rescue.org.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.lab-rescue.org and complete an adoption application. Within a few days of submitting an application you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process.
An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.
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