Meet Shelby! She’s a female yellow Labrador between eleven to twelve years old. Sadly, her owner passed away at the age of 53 this past January from a disease similar to Parkinson’s. He owned Shelby since she was a puppy.

Shelby is currently fostered by the former owner’s best friend, who cannot keep her due to his living situation. But he signed up with WCLRR to be her foster so they could be together during the adoption process. That, in our opinion, is a true best friend.

Shelby likes to start her days with a slow and very casual “doggie cardio” walk for about 15-20 minutes. She enjoys sniffing flowers and meeting people. Shelby can be leash reactive with other dogs and will pull and bark at them. She has not been cat tested but has stayed with other dogs. At this time, she is not living with other dogs, however. Shelby is adorable and friendly with people, but maybe protective when on a leash.

Shelby is potty trained and excellent with a doggie door. She likes to be brushed daily. She’s an older girl who will love being with a family that doesn’t have a lot of excitement or too much physical activity. Shelby is a “cruiser” and will enjoy hanging out and being loved. Since she is an older girl, she should go to a home with teenaged children or adults only.

Shelby is spayed, had a dental cleaning (with some extractions), a senior blood panel, a fecal test, and is up to date on all her vaccinations. Due to her age and some stiffness in her hindquarters, she is on an affordable NSAID.

COVID-19 Update: WCLRR is continuing to accept applications for adoptions, scheduling virtual home interviews, and accepting owner surrenders. Please contact info@wclrr.org if you have any questions.