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I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Sweet baby Rose was dropped at a shelter with no information. She had terrible and painful ear infections, and was so lethargic and uncomfortable that shelter workers originally estimated her age at 12. They soon revised the age to be 8, which seemed more consistent with her lovely shiny black fur, good teeth, and distinguished sprinkling of gray hairs around her muzzle. At the most recent vet visit, she weighed 60 pounds, so she’s a smaller Lab.
When we got her to the vet, they said she had at least two different types of ear infections, and one ear was so badly swollen that they couldn’t even look inside. Poor baby was really suffering, but rarely complained. We got her on some antibiotics for the infection and some pain pills for the discomfort, and within a few days, she was a different dog.
We’re pretty sure she doesn’t have much experience with being an indoor family pet, as she needed to be taught that dog beds are for her, how to walk on a leash, and even that she’s allowed to come inside (she waited very patiently outside the open door, and didn’t seem to think she was invited in). We even had to teach her how to play with toys; she’s still not much for balls, but she is now enjoying a squeaky toy. She LOVES to go on walks. Now that she has her energy back, she can’t get enough of her walks—though she’s still a bit pully, and surprisingly strong, we think she will be easily taught how to walk on leash once her ears heal well enough to tolerate a gentle leader leash. It’s a real joy watching her soak up the world around her. You often hear that rescued dogs are the most appreciative, and this dog is a great example of that—as she learns to cuddle with her people, play with her toys, or go on her walks, you can see how much she’s enjoying each of these new experiences, and it’s sometimes hard to tell whether the humans or the dog are getting more pleasure out of it.
When we’ve left her alone in the house, we typically come home to find her asleep on her dog bed. She’s had no accidents since coming to us, so she appears to be fully housetrained. She’s fine with our kids (7 and 10) and any friends who have come by, though no younger children have visited. When she’s home with us, she likes to be close to us, whether on a dog bed or on the floor. I think all dogs would love to have someone around most of the time, but I think she’s that wonderful hybrid of a middle-aged dog: she’d be fine if you were gone at work for a while, as long as you came home and gave her a fabulous walk or frolic. I think she’d be fine at a workplace, as I think she’d primarily sleep under the desk.
She’s been fine, if unfamiliar, with dogs she’s encountered at the vet’s office or in our neighborhood. Like with most things, she seems interested and inexperienced with dogs—she sometimes has hackles up, but shows no signs of aggression and simply engages in the “I smell you, you smell me” interaction with a happily wagging tail. Because of her recent spay, we haven’t yet taken her to a dog park, but that’s definitely on our list, as is taking her swimming. This is a dog that wants to discover the world with you, and doesn’t mind if you leave her at home sometimes, just as long as you come back for her and spend some good time playing together. The most recent estimate is eight years old, but her energy level is more like a five year old’s. She LOVES her squeaky ball, and wants to play!
We’re still treating her ear infections, but this is one happy, beautiful dog. If you’re someone who needs a dog who can relax at home while you’re gone, and then wants to play, play, play with a grateful and joyful dog, look no further, Rose is the dog for you. Rosie is microchipped, updated on her shots, heartworm tested, we are treating her ear infections. She is located in Menlo Park.
If you are interested in adopting this sweet girl, please call GGLRR Lab Rescue Rep, Liz 415-613-6374.