Update: Cara has had a very big week at her foster home. This 14 month old has been learning how cool life outside the shelter and kennel can be, and she is LIVING LARGE! This week, she has learned how cool playing with other dogs can be (she's decided the resident 2 year old, 40 lb dog might be small, but she is FUN!), how cool playing with toys can be (seriously...the balls...they roll, she pounces, you'll laugh!) and how cool hanging on the couch can be! She takes treats from my hand (she LOVES food - she may have stolen her foster mom's turkey sandwich earlier this week as a protest to her green bean diet weight loss plan) and is working very hard on her bravery. She may not have had a lot of loving touches in her life, so she's trying really hard to understand that human hands are full of love, and is starting to come around. Yesterday we hung out on the couch and she laid her head on my feet...it's a good step! She's house trained and crates like a dream. Cara is looking for a quiet home with gentle, patient humans, a fenced yard and another playful dog.
Update: Cara arrived at her foster home yesterday and is settling in. She loves all of the resident dogs, and wags her tail happily whenever they are near her. She's starting to come around to the resident human, who always seems to have cheese or some other treat in her hand. If she's unsure of something, she'll head to her safe space until she feels brave again. Patience is going to be key to this sweet girl's heart.
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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