Sadie’s Saga……….”Last summer they fixed my knee but I kept using it so it only got worse. A couple weeks ago, my person took me to the vet, and, on the way, my furry sister and I got into an argument- I was a little testy because of the pain in my leg- and I was on the losing end. Then the vet cut off my leg to take away the pain and I went to this really noisy place with a bunch of other dogs. On the seventh day, I came to Lab Rescue……and I rested.” “This lady came and picked me up along with this crazy brown dude named Theo, who didn’t know he just had a couple of operations too. We drove forever and got to her house where I had to set Theo straight about this humping thing he kept trying to do. We became pretty good friends after that, except he kept stealing my Wubba. The lady thinks it’s funny that I don’t squeak my Wubba with my teeth, but bop it with my nose to make it squeak. I tried to get in the pool she got me, but it was a little too slippery to get my back foot in, so she’s going to fix it for me.” Sadie would probably do best with male dogs or as a single dog. Sadie is approved for kids ages 10+
Update: Sadie continues to be a delightful houseguest. She’s quiet and loves attention and petting. She enjoys short games of fetch in the house. She’s intensely interested in the neighborhood squirrels but now realizes that she’ll never catch them. When she came upon the neighborhood deer, her reaction seemed to be “Wow. What big dogs live here!” She enjoys her walks through the neighborhood and her foster mom is working with her to overcome her shyness in meeting new people.
Update: Sweet Sadie has really blossomed this week. Where she was initially shy around her foster dad, she is now bringing him her Wubba and rolling over for belly scratches. She has pawed her housemate, Trace, several times to initiate play. She went freely in and out the door past some workers, although she was a little confused when other “guys” were on the roof making horrible sounds worse that the thunder and lightning, which incidentally didn’t faze her in the least. This 4 ½ year old girl is so sweet and deserving of a home, with or without a furry sibling; she had a very rough year, losing her home and then losing her leg. It takes her a little time to warm up to strangers, but when she does, it’s non-stop loving. She’ll lay on your feet to keep you from falling over, maybe even lick your toes to improve circulation. She is a mellow sort who comes to life when you enter the room, but no jumping or crazy kid stuff like that. The worst thing she has done is steal a can lid from the trash- once. Oh, and like any self-respecting four year old, she doesn’t eat her peas. Sadie happens to be missing a leg, but can keep up just fine with her current foster brothers. Sadie does just fine on stairs, and can get in and out of most cars all by herself. She enjoys exploring the yard and taking long snoozes in the sun, but, most of all, she loves to have her little ears scratched, and will nudge your hand if you stop prematurely. Excellent in the car, Sadie is also very good on a leash and is totally housebroken.
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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