My name is Minnie!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Howell, Michigan - Minnie
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Minnie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, and up to date with shots.

Minnie's Story...

Minnie is a pure Yellow Lab, around 6 years old. She was pulled from a hoarding/breeding situation along with her 5 sisters. All six dogs were named Molly and were used for breeding and left to fend for themselves with absolutely no human contact. They didn't even know how to eat or drink out of a bowl when we first got them.

Minnie is house-trained, but her list of tricks isn't much longer than that. She wasn't taught the basics (or her old name), but seems to know "sit" when offered a treat. Minnie is mellow, laid back, doesn't chew, and is actually the only dog at her foster home that gets free run of the house when her foster parents are away.

She's a lovable girl, always wanting to be near her family, and she's learned the benefits of a random drive-by massage. Her foster family is still working up to belly-rubs, but she'll get there. Despite her prior conditions, she was actually over fed, rather than underfed, and she was allowed to become a BIG girl. She tipped the scales at just over 102 lb when she was rescued. She's slowly losing weight in her active foster home, but has a long way to go. Her forever home will need to keep her active and watch her diet. Like any Lab, she likes the outdoors and she walks GREAT on a leash!

Minnie has been fostered in a home with 2 teenage kids and 7 other animals, including 3 cats, 1 kitten, and a rambunctious 90lb shepherd mix puppy. She fit into the mix with no problems at all! She likes to be in the vicinity of the other dogs. She'll take the occasional opportunity to chase an unsuspecting cat, but generally ignores them. It's taken a little while for her personality to come out, for her tail to wag upon greeting her family, and for her to start to smile like Labs do, but she's getting the hang of it all! She's also slowly learning to play with her puppy sibling. She watches the others play and wrestle and seems to want to get into the mix but isn't quite sure yet. She'll make a fantastic addition to a family with or without other animals.

If you are interested in Minnie you can fill out a pre-adopt application on our website at

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Current adoption fee for all cats over a year $55; 5 months to a year, $75; 4 months and under, $110. All of our cats and kittens are spayed or neutered, have been FIV/FeLV tested negative and are up-to-date on shots according to age.

Current adoption fee for dogs under a year is $250; over a year is $175; senior dog pricing is determined by age & breed. All dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered, heart worm tested negative (if old enough) and up-to-date on shots according to age.

Every pet is micro-chipped.

Facts about Minnie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Minnie, a Howell Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Howell, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Howell.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Howell already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Howell breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Howell paves the way for another one to be saved.