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My name is Sarah!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - Sarah
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Sarah's Info...

I am already spayed and up to date with shots.

Sarah's Story...
Update 11/2/14
Sarah has been here since Nov 14, 2013. She has gained weight as a result of living in a kennel. Her attitude the last few months has been declining and getting worse due to kennel depression. After being here so long she can be shy meeting new people but will warm up if given a chance.
12-4-14 Update:
Good with other dogs? Is improving rapidly as she had previously developed kennel depression. Growls and snarls when playing, but they are play noises, not aggression. She has made great strides learning to play since Dec. 1st.
A series of play dates with any incumbent would be highly advisable before taking Sarah to a home with another dog. She might enjoy dog parks, but her manners might offend other dogs. She could adapt to being around another dog; she frequently spends the day in Day Camp, and she doesn’t cause trouble.
Good with cats? NO
Walks well on a leash? Yes
Any behavioral or anxiety problems? Is uneven and inconsistent emotionally after being in a kennel for over a year. Would overcome that in a new home over time once she knows she’s safe and loved.
Health issues – special needs: Overweight, is on a diet.
Does it know basic commands: Come, sit, stay, any hand signals, etc.? Has passed the Canine Good Citizen test.
How does Sarah react in crowds or at a meet & greet? Can growl when crowded, but has never tried to hurt anyone – canine or human.
What else can you say about Sarah? She has a sweet personality and can be affectionate when she’s feeling good. But can be emotionally inconsistent.
Energy level – 1 is low, 5 is high. 3
Enjoys toys? Sometimes
Special needs from new family? Needs to control weight. Daily walks. Family will need to be sensitive to Sarah’s need for physical space – that is, not being crowded, particularly by other dogs or by children.

Oct 2014 update:
Good with other dogs?
Volunteers have seen her enjoy playing with only two dogs; so it can happen, but a series of play dates with any incumbent would be highly advisable before taking Sarah to a home with another dog. She would not enjoy dog parks much, if at all. But she could adapt to being around another dog; she frequently spends the day in Day Camp, and she doesn’t cause trouble - although it doesn't look as though she's having a great time.
Good with cats? NO
Walks well on a leash? Yes
Any behavioral or anxiety problems?
Is uneven and inconsistent emotionally which has developed over the long period she's lived in the kennel environment. This will no doubt improve when she finds a home and can get the attention, security, love, mental and physical activity she needs.
Health issues – special needs: Seriously overweight, is on a diet. Needs daily walks.
Does dog know basic commands: Come, sit, stay, any hand signals, etc.?
Sarah passed Good Citizen test a few months ago.
What else can you say about Sarah?
Has sweet personality and can be affectionate when she’s feeling good. But can be emotionally inconsistent after being in a kennel so long.
Energy level – 1 is low, 5 is high. 3
Enjoys toys? Not much
Special needs from new family?
Needs to control weight. Family will need to be sensitive to Sarah’s need for physical space – that is, not being crowded, particularly by other dogs or by children. This may improve once she's out of a kennel and knows she is secure in her home with plenty of mental and physical activity, and lots of love.


Sarah was born 12/14/2012.
Sarah is a sweet young lab mix who has successfully reared her young family. She came to rescue with her litter of puppies. They were all fostered at Dr. Fling’s until they were old enough to be adopted. She has also been going to obedience classes with a volunteer on the roof of the East Lake Veterinary Hospital. Sarah shows that wonderful lab behavior of loving people and being happy to be a lap dog, despite not fitting into any lap. She needs a home that will give her all the love and proper care she has not had in her young life.

Facts about Sarah

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sarah, a Dallas 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 Dallas, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Dallas.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas paves the way for another one to be saved.