Ruff Ruff! My name is Lilly
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female|
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Lilly was rescued from a puppy mill breeding situation in Bulverde, TX. Some local residents and animal advocates that live in the area had heard of what was happening and approached the breeder who had accumulated over 100 dogs on her property and was breeding "designer" breed dogs. They were able to convince her to relinquish ownerships of some of the dogs but unfortunately not all of them. Lilly was one of the lucky ones. We suspect she was being used to breed labrodoodles, as there were a number of them on the property and what the woman had become known for. Lilly and one other dog were brought into SNIPSA, possibly the first time in her life that she had left her 4x4 run :(
Lilly was afraid of everything, including her own shadow when she first arrived. She hid in the back yard and did not want to approach anyone for days. Once she befriended a SNIPSA employee she brought her in and Lilly hid under her desk at her feet for a week. Unlike most labs food was not a way to win this girl over. She would not eat while being watched, and rarely looked into people's eyes. She would come out from under the desk when no one was around and eat and drink everything that was left for her. Slowly but surely she began to trust and we celebrated the day she took a piece of cheese from our hands and ate it! Lilly also learned it was ok to have a leash on and go outside to go potty and then come back in. After a week or so with the constant interaction and loving from everyone that came into the office Lilly went back to her foster moms house.
Lilly has continued to make progress and is starting to act more like a "dog" Her foster mom says she will now run around and be excited to see you and other dogs, but won't quite run all the way up to you to be pet. She does still hide away but happy reports are that her foster mom sees glimpses of happiness and that Lilly now knows she is safe (even if she doesn't know what that really means) She will take treats from your hand once she knows you and still loves to lay under her foster moms desk at her feet. She is scared by loud noises and chaos but is still getting better each day. She actually seems to enjoy going for car rides with her foster mom now and has her head up high in the car.
Lilly will need a patient and understanding family to continue to come out of her shell. Time and patience will hopefully one day lead Lilly to the life of comfort that she deserves. She is a wonderful dog that all involved with her have come to love dearly!
For more information and to meet Lilly please contact email@example.com or visit www.snipsa.org and complete an adoption application.
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Rescue Group Info...
SNIPSA is an organization formed by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals dedicated to helping homeless and unwanted animals in San Antonio and the surrounding area. SNIPSA does not have a standing shelter and depends on a core of volunteers to foster and rehabilitate animals in their homes. This provides us with the opportunity to learn first hand about the animal’s needs and behavior in order to facilitate an appropriate adoption. SNIPSA was incorporated in 2005 and has re-homed more than 3000 animals.
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Adoption fees for dogs are $150 or $200 depending on medical needs of the dog.
Adoption application and contract required with all adoptions.
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