found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Breed: Black Lab mix, medium-sized
Siblings: Poofy, Bella, Abigayle, Mac, Denali, Dorian, Nero, Obsidian, Tater Tot
Dottie and her kids are the picture-perfect puppy family. All three girls and six boys adore their mom, and even at only a year old herself, Dottie is a very doting mom and patient with her very large family.
But this family almost came to a very abrupt end before the puppies even had a chance to experience all that life had to offer.
When the puppies were only 6 weeks old, they and their mom were abandoned at the Mahoning County Dog Pound. Suddenly they were all squeezes into a cage that would have been big enough for just a few pups, but nine was really pushing it to its limit.
They were stuck. The pups could eat a little on their own, but they really needed to be with mom longer to get off to the right start. But trying to find someone to take this large of a group out of the pound was an even bigger challenge.
Luckily, one of the pound volunteers called New Lease on Life. When we arrived at the pound to pick them up, we expected to find a momma dog who was stressed out from all the barking dogs and stress of pound life. Instead, Dottie sweetly licked our hands, ignored all of the chaos around her, and calmly supervised the transfer of the puppies from the cage into carriers for the trip to safety.
Now safe at the shelter, the puppies are growing like weeds, which is exactly what we like to see. All of them are being very well socialized with lots of different people and animals. They’ve even had the chance to meet a cat or two, which they’re very curious about.
Dottie, their mom, is only 40 pounds, and medium-sized. Based on the puppies’ current size, we’re expecting them to be about the same. We believe their dad may have been a cocker spaniel due to Poofy’s beautiful fur, but everyone else has the regular short Lab coat.
The puppies are still a little bit too young to spay/neuter, but that will be done BEFORE you take your puppy home. We normally get them fixed at 8–10 weeks old. But now is your chance to meet the puppies and reserve your favorite. The puppies can be seen any time during adoption hours, Thursday through Sunday 5–8pm, or you can call 330–397–8270 to schedule a private appointment at another time.
Here’s how it works. You come to the shelter to meet the puppies. Choose your favorite, then fill out an adoption application. If approved, you will leave a 50% deposit ($100) to reserve your puppy. Once the puppies reach 8 weeks old, we will make their spay/neuter appointment and call you with the info. Your puppy can go home with your family as soon as the day after surgery.