Ruff Ruff! My name is Shelby the Happy Lab
Shelby the Happy Lab's Info...
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||5457249|
I am already spayed, purebred, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Shelby was rescued from a high kill shelter. She was turned in with an old leg wound. After being examine by a vet and x-rays were taken it was discovered that Shelby had her leg broken some time ago and her leg was never set correctly. At this point there is nothing that can be done short of rebreaking her leg. She is a energenic happy lab whom has no problems getting around and playing. She is pretty high energy so we could recommend she go a home were she can have a yard to play in and someone whom has plenty of time to excerise here!
Here is what Shelby's foster family has to say about her:
• Appearance Shelby looks like a Chocolate lab but has a white patch on her chest and some white toes. She also has the liver colored eyes of a chocolate lab. She is small, around 50 pounds
• Energy Level She is high energy. She is good inside the house, doesn't run. But she loves running around the backyard chasing my 4 year old lab
• Food She eats 1 1/2 cups of Purina Dog Chow twice a day. At around 6am and then at 5pm
• Adaptability She adapts well. The first day she got home she was very comfortable with her new surroundings and with my dogs.
• Behaviors She is only 2 and does have puppy habits like chewing. We leave tennis balls, soup bones and kongs around the house but she sometimes will find something else to chew.
• Human Social Skills She is very friendly and wants to meet and greet everyone she sees
• Animal Social Skills She loves all dogs and plays wonderfully with my 4 year old lab. She is very respectful of my 12 year old lab
• Obedience She knows sit, stay and come
• Training She is housetrained, but we crate her during the day because of her chewing. She sleeps outside the crate at night and is fine
• Personality Quirks She is super smart and very observant. She always wants to know what you are doing.
• Ideal Home She would love to be in a home with an active family. Someone who could take her for long walks or runs everyday. She would be great in a home with another dog. Not sure about cats since we don't own one
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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.