top

My name is Lili!

Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida - Lili
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida - Lili
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida - Lili
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida - Lili
Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Jacksonville, Florida - Lili

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Lili's Info...

I am a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Lili's Story...
Lili is a sweet, affectionate, happy little bouncy puppy. She loves to play and cuddle, just like any puppy. She's a low energy puppy, and would be a great Netflix marathon partner. Like all puppies, she's sweet and absolutely adorable.

Lili is one of 5 Hurricane Survivors. We rescued a very pregnant mama dog named Kayla from the shelter as Hurricane Matthew was approaching. We later lost 8 of 13 puppies to a rare version of parvo called parvovirus cardiomyopathy, in which the parvo infects the heart but there are no other symptoms. We think it was because Kayla, their mama, was vaccinated in the shelter 3 days before she gave birth- not enough time to develop antibodies, so we think the vaccine infected the babies in utero.

Even though the puppies all recovered from the cardiac parvo, we needed to make sure their hearts weren't affected. We've made multiple trips to Gainesville to the UF Cardiology Department, where we had three complete sets of echocardiograms, spread 1-2 weeks apart, to see if the infection impaired their hearts before their bodies beat it. Lili has some impairment in her heart, but her test results are still in the lower end of the normal range. After many sleepless nights worrying about these babies, we're very happy to announce that Lili is now officially ready for adoption.

What this means. We're listing Lili as special needs because she has some impairment to her heart. That said, we expect Lili to live a normal, happy life, but she won't be a super active, high energy dog or a running partner. She would do best in a low to moderate activity household.

Lili's adoption fee is $150, which includes: spay/neuter, microchip, rabies vaccination, and additional vaccinations as of the day they go home. She'll need additional boosters later, which are the adopter's responsibility.

We wait until 6 months of age to spay/neuter puppies, because getting them fixed too early can cause more medical problems long term. What we do is called a provisional adoption, which means you can take the puppy home at 8 weeks, but we don't actually finalize the adoption until they are spayed/neutered later. You can get a free spay/neuter at First Coast No More Homeless Pets under the Big Fix 2 program, or you're welcome to go to the vet of your choice at your own expense. Once they're spayed/neutered, then we finalize the adoption and everything is official.

If you're interested in adopting Lili and would like to meet her, please submit the Adoption Application from our web site at:
http://www.floridaurgentrescue.com/adopt

Facts about Lili

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Florida Urgent Rescue Inc

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Lili, a Jacksonville Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Jacksonville, or seeking a Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in Jacksonville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Jacksonville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Jacksonville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Jacksonville paves the way for another one to be saved.