Meet Patsy! She is a female seven-month-old bouncy, playful chocolate Labrador Retriever. Patsy was surrendered to WCLRR when her family realized that a young, lively, energized puppy was not a good fit for their young toddlers and busy life. Patsy was not getting the type of attention and exercise required for a young puppy.
Patsy loves to play with other dogs and is a people lover. Patsy is crate trained and does excellent sleeping thought out the night or taking a nap in her crate. Patsy is house trained; she will go to the door and sit there to be let out. Patsy is a puppy and could have an accident in her new home while her new family learns a routine.
Patsy is working on her training with her foster and understands the word “NO.” She also mastered “sit and stay” and responds accordingly.
Patsy is also working on her leash training, and her new family must continue with that. She has been walked with a harness and is doing well, but continued training will make her even better. Patsy is an intelligent dog, so it will not take her long to complete her training.
Patsy eats anything that does not move, so beware, especially in the garden. Patsy’s new home will need to be puppy-proofed. All items such as shoes, eyeglasses, pillows, and anything else need to be put away. Counters will also need to be cleared of all items such as food, medicines, candy, so she can not get into things that can harm her.
Patsy loves her toys, and her new home should have a supply of healthy and safe items for her to chew, such as Nylabones.
Patsy loves to swim and will spend hours in the pool with a ball. She loves to jump in off the side of the pool at her foster home. She could be a great candidate as a “dock diver.” Patsy also travels well in the car but needs some persuasion to get in and out of the vehicle.
Patsy does nip/bite and is learning that this is not acceptable behavior. Because of this, we would not place Patsy in a home with young children.
Patsy adores cuddling into you on the sofa at night and will take as much love as you can give her. Patsy has a lot of energy, so she needs a home where people will invest the time in her to complete the transition from pup to adult.
Patsy would like a home where her family is home much of the time. We believe a home with teenagers, and perhaps another dog would be ideal.
Patsy will be adopted with a spay contract. Her foster representative can discuss this with her new family.
Patsy is current on her vaccines and microchipped.