Update: Sunshine had FHO surgery two days ago and is already bearing weight on her leg. She's tolerating her physical therapy and as soon as the sutures come out in two weeks, she'll be able to start water therapy. She gets range of motion exercises two to three times a day. These will decrease as time goes by and we can show adopters how to do this at home. She also needs to go on very short walks several times a day. She went from having a twisted and painful leg before surgery to having a leg in a normal position. Her surgery was a success and we're happy that we could do that for her. She is an easy girl who likes to hang out with her people and the resident cat in her foster home. She has to stay at the hospital a few more days. If you're interested in giving Sunshine a permanent home where she can be loved and make up for lost time, let us know. Adopting her will also free up a foster home for another needy senior dog waiting at the shelter. Sunshine also enjoys playing tennis balls and watching tennis on TV ;)
Update: What a difference a few weeks make! Sonny has gained 3 pounds, his coat is now complete and shiny, and his muscles are coming back. He is a happy dog who sings when you get home keeping his beat with his tail, He likes to carry something in his mouth, be it toy, sock, shoe or other treasure he finds. He has a gentle lean, is respectful with little kids, and loves to snuggle, falling to sleep with a big sigh and quiet snore. Knows sit, wait, back up, get out of the kitchen, and do you want to go to the bark park. His favorite game is “What do you have now?”. Sonny enjoys his crate. He enjoys chewing antlers and playing . He loves riding in the car and going to the bark park and playing with other dogs. He has several friends there who he chases and wrestles with. Walks nicely on a loose leash. He looks like a new dog compared to what he looked like when he came into Lab Rescue. His allergy medication are working as his skin isn’t inflamed, he isn’t scratching and his coat is filling in nicely.
He is looking for a home with a family that has; a fence, will give him lots of love, attention and exercise. Another dog would be a plus.
See him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDPjyfyFtC4 .
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.
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An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.
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