Becky could be an only dog with an active family. She is living in foster with a cat and doing wonderfully. Becky gets along with other dogs well in some settings, but she will compete for human interaction or toys so a strong leader is important, or just the right dog friend that doesn’t mind sharing. Our foster families feed the dogs separately but we recommend doing that with Becky permanently as she seems to like her food quite a bit and not want to share with other dogs or cats.
Sweet Becky can be nervous in the car and should be in a crate. With repeated positive experiences this is slowly getting better. She went on an outing recently with one of our volunteers and she had a lot of fun hiking through the woods on a leash. It took her a bit to find a good pace to walk at rather than pulling so she will need continued training with a leash, gentle leader, or harness. As is the case with most dogs rescued as adults, we have no idea if she’s had much exposure to a leash. Becky jumps a 4 ft gate with no problem so if she has a fence or gate at home it will need to be much taller.
Our day care friends found that Becky is very nervous in a kennel environment. She paces and cries and does not want to be in the kennel, but out in the pack she does well. During a cat test there she was very polite, and even walked around the cat to go about her business. When the cat jumped on the counter and was licking an empty food can Becky did raise her hackles a bit. When told to “leave it” she complied .
The information below is from our southern partner shelter before Becky came north:
Beautiful Becky is a sweet, energetic and friendly Labrador Retriever mix and is three years old. She has a silky black coat with a tiny patch of white on her chest. She is a happy-go-lucky, good-natured girl who weighs about 50 pounds. Becky is an enthusiastic companion on daily walks and would make an excellent hiking or running buddy; she might also enjoy an agility course. She loves her time in the shelter yard, where she is one of our star ballplayers - she even loves carrying her tennis ball in her mouth while she goes for walks! Becky is a bright dog who consistently responds to the “come” and “sit” commands. She is affectionate and enjoys sitting by your side to be petted. Becky will be a wonderful part of her new family!
Becky recently stayed as a weekend house-guest at one of our volunteer's homes; they said she was a TERRIFIC girl and wished they had room for one more in their canine family! They reported, "After she plays hard or is well-exercised, she sits happily by your side to be petted. It took her a little bit to calm down in the new environment but once she had a good ball playing time she settled in and was ready to snuggle. She consistently used the bathroom outside.
She has been around volunteers of all ages at our shelter, and has done well with everyone. She will need a good amount of activity to keep her busy, and firm and consistent structure/discipline to be best behaved as she adjusts to her new home. My husband is a professional K-9 handler, and he enjoyed working with Becky over the weekend.
Becky also behaved well and played nicely with our 45 pound female Pit Bull pup. They became quick pals, ate their meals quietly within a few feet of each other, and Becky didn't seem possessive of food, us or toys while in our home.”
To learn more about Lucky Pup Rescue, please visit our website: www.luckypuprescue.org. If you have interest in any of our dogs, please fill out the application and we'll work with you to find a great match for your family: http://www.luckypuprescue.org/#!adoption-application/c1aw8.
Please note, we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed, they are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England. If you find a dog you would like to meet, our expectation is that, once approved, you will travel to meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
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