Ruff Ruff! My name is Bubba Gump the Blind Lab Blend
Bubba Gump the Blind Lab Blend's Info...
|Breed:||Labrador Retriever/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male||ID#:||4408945-1289|
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
A young couple found Bubba eating from a dumpster and picked him up. They tried really hard to find his owner but weren't successful. We took this sweetheart into our care and found out what a wonderful dog he truly is. Soon after we took him in, Bubba Gump was adopted into a lovely family. Unfortunately, he does not do well in a home as the only dog and has anxiety when he is left alone without any companionship. The ideal home for Bubba would be one with someone home most of the day. Bubba likes kids and is very friendly with people. He does well with dogs at doggy day care and in play groups but doesn't always do well with them in the home unless they are older and calmer. As you can tell from some of his photos, he LOVES playing with toys!
Medical Update: According to the Animal Eye Associates, Bubba has retinal deterioration, which could be from birth or lack of medical care from before he was rescued. There is no pain or pressure on his eyes. He needs to be with a calm dog that can be his eyes. The doctor was impressed with his beauty and demeanor.
- Leash Manners - Loves going out for walks and walks okay on leash. Gets really excited at the beginning of the walk and pulls. He is strong for his size.
- Crate/House Training - 100% housetrained and will stand by the door and whine when he needs to go out. No accidents. Is free to roam the house day and night. Doesn't chew and does not get up on furniture. Loves squeaky toys and soup bones!
- Socialization - Loves all people. My 2 year old great-niece was over for Christmas and he was very gentle towards her.
- Energy Level and Exercise - High to moderate. He loves to play with my younger lab. We go on two long walks per day. Bubba would love to be someone's running companion.
- Daily Structure and Schedule - We walk in the morning. Then he eats breakfast. After dinner we take a longer walk. He eats 1 cup of Earthborn dry food at each meal
- Confidence Level - He is quite confident and would do best with a dog his size or larger as a tempary playmate. He loves to play then passes out! He is a very happy dog and always seems to have a smile on his face.
- Obedience Training - Bubba knows Sit and Come. He does not jump up on people. He rides very well in the car and normally will just lie down and sleep.
- Behaviors - When he gets excited he likes to bark. We are working on that.
- Personality Quirks - Bubba is the sweetest dog ever! He just wants to be loved. He loves to lay down in your lap, curl up and fall asleep. When he sleeps he likes to be close to my dogs (picture attached)
- Ideal Home - Bubba would do fine in a home with children of any age. Not sure about cats. He has no separation anxiety since he has two other dogs keeping him company but saddly with his blindness has shown some random aggression towards other dogs in the home. I fostered him for two months before and his vision has gotten worse but within the first day he had the house and backyard figured out. His vision issues don't affect him at all. He is such a happy dog and a joy to have around. He is very affectionate and loves to snuggle with you or sit in your lap and fall asleep.
*** According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate, lovable, patient dog. Once known as the 'St John's Dogs,' the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada the Labrador was trained to jump overboard into the icy waters to haul fisherman's nets to shore. Specimens were brought to England in the 1800's by English ships coming from Labrador, where the dog's fine retrieving instincts were honed and developed. One of the best family dogs and canine companions because of their gentle, loving disposition, the highly trainable Labrador also excels in drug detection, as a guide for the blind, and service dog for the disabled. The breed is also an outstanding obedience and field trial competitor. Highly intelligent, loyal, willing, and high-spirited. Lively and good-natured, they love to play, especially in water - for they love to swim. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human attention and need to feel as though they are part of the family. Labs are easily trained. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
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Rescue Group Info...
We are a private, non-profit rescue located in Sanford, Florida, dedicated to the rescue cats and dogs. Many of them come to us with medical needs. They are doctored to the best of our ability and resources.
Our most urgent goal is to rescue animals that are abandoned or in distress, update their vaccines, and find good new homes for them. But we attempt to be more proactive than that. It is our heartfelt desire to prevent any animal from the need to be "rescued." With that vision in mind, we take a three-prong approach through the education of pet owners and the general public about:
- proper care of animals, including correct diet of good quality food, fresh clean water, daily exercise, and lots of love
- spaying and neutering companion animals (dogs and cats) in order to prevent euthanasia and over-population
- low-cost spay/neuter clinics and wellness centers in their local community
Although many of our pets are cared for at our facility in Sanford, many others are in private foster homes. To arrange a meet, it is best to first complete an online adoption application so that we can set up a meeting. You can access complete information on our pets plus the adoption application on our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. Adoptions are held at our Sanford Adoption Center as well as our Oviedo Mall Adoption Center. Please visit our facebook page, facebook.com/petrescuebyjudy, for a full listing of events where PRBJ is represented.
You can get full information on our pets through our website, www.petrescuebyjudy.com. You may then complete an online adoption application. After being processed, we will arrange a meet with the pet at our facility in Sanford. Our adoption fees for cats are generally $75-$150; for dogs $100-$350. We also have a Seniors For Seniors Program to promote the adoption of senior pets by senior citizens.
We limit our adopting families to the Central Florida. We're sorry but we do not ship pets.