This sweet beauty is Cola and she is looking forward to meeting you. She is all black except for a diamond-shaped white spot on her chest. At 47 lbs, she is the perfect size. This easygoing, loyal girl is younger in spirit than her years! In fact, many people are surprised by her age - her spirit, size, and health indicate to her foster family that she'll be around for quite awhile! She likes to give kisses, sleeps through the night comfortably on her bed by her foster family, is house trained, knows her commands, walks well on a leash, and ignores the house cat in her foster home. She just wants to make her people happy and will make a great addition to a home. She'll make you laugh when she grunts and sighs as she drifts off to sleep (curled up in a ball). She is fine left alone during the day (doesn't get into anything!), dances when you grab the leash to go on a walk, and likes to snuggle on the couch with you in the evening. Cola is just an all around a great dog! Cola can scramble up and over a 4 foot fence, so she needs a home with higher fencing or where she can stay inside during the day. She's okay with other dogs, as long as they aren't rambunctious - but she must be fed seperately. This sweet girl might have had some issues in the past with not knowing when her next meal would be, as she gets upset when another dog eats near her. However, she's fine with kids and patient even with the young ones.
General Information on the Benefits of Adopting and/or Fostering an Older Dog: If you have an active life and don't have a lot of extra time but really want a dog or you don't want to have to go through all the work of training a dog, you might want to consider the benefits of owning an older dog. Most dogs in their later years of life are a bit more settled and can usually be left home alone for several hours with access to a doggy door or even can wait to go out. They are often much better on the leash as they are not quite as strong as they once were and they are also calmer. Seniors sleep a bit more than other dogs so are not as concerned about being left alone. While they still need exercise and love playtime, you'll find that seniors need less of it. They normally are house-trained and have good house manners. Seniors make wonderful companions as they are very loyal and loving and they somehow know you are saving their life. You just might find out they are the perfect age of dog for you.
The adoption includes the altering of the dog, current vaccinations, and microchipping. For more information on the adoption donation and our adoption process, please visit our website at www.labsandmore.org and click on "Adopt." You will find our online adoption application there as well. Once you are approved to adopt, we will discuss how to meet our available dogs. Our dogs are NOT housed at our mailing address. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer organization. Thank you for reaching out to rescue a dog in need of hope!