Meet Mona! She is a silver female Labrador Retriever, approximately six-seven months old. She is cute, confident, quick, smart, a little bit clownish, and very cute. This girl LOVES water! Mona will need a home willing to get the necessary training to help her become the best “big” dog she can be!
Mona is crate trained and happily goes into her crate at night (with a little treat) without whining or barking and sleeps through the night. She will also need to be crated if you go out during the day. You can give her a Kong or other cognitive toys to keep her engaged in the crate while you are away. She is housetrained and will let you know when she needs to go out. She enjoys various toys from plush, squeaky toys, hard chew toys, and rope/tug toys. She gets along well with other dogs and is not timid or afraid of bigger dogs.
Mona requires quite a bit of exercise at this stage of her life. A good walk in the morning, a game of fetch or playing in the yard in the afternoon, and either a short walk or romps in the yard later in the day. She also likes to be where you are or not too far away. Although if bored (and this happens quickly and often), she will go off independently searching for anything that looks interesting to her or maybe something interesting to you, to get your attention. Mona’s new family will need to be dedicated to her training and make sure their home is a puppy.
Mona learns fast, and once she knows what is expected of her, she will happily comply with making you happy. However, she is coming into her rebellious “teenage” stage. Mona will challenge you by not complying right away and instead stare at you to see how serious you are about your command. She will “sit” and is very good with “stay” and “wait.” She also knows “down” but usually doesn’t want to do it. She is acceptable on a leash, and she does well in the car.
It is essential that Mona gets a lot of one-on-one attention at this point in her life to gain her trust and encourage/promote bonding to the new family. Unfortunately, we will not be adopted Mona to families with children under the age of 8.
Mona will be adopted out on a spay contract, and her foster representative will discuss the details of this with her new family. Mona is current on her vaccines and microchipped.