Meet Laurie! She is an approximately three-year-old petite female chocolate Labrador Retriever. When Laurie came to us, she was nervous and scared, and now she is settled in with her foster family; she is the most loving and affectionate little girl who wants to be by your side. Laurie loves to follow along with her foster siblings. We believe she would be happy with another four-legged friend or as an only dog.
Laurie loves being with people and has shown a little separation anxiety, and gets very nervous when left alone. Because of this, she would do well in a crate for everyone’s sake, even if for just a few minutes to run a quick errand. Crate training can be a slow process, but there are several technics and tricks that we can share with her new family.
Laurie loves to go on long walks but has not been leash-trained. She is powerful, so she and her owner will benefit from good leash training. Laurie does well off-leash and comes right back to you when you call her. If you have off-leash areas that are safe and enclosed, she’ll do great. She is housebroken and sleeps through the night on her bed.
Laurie hasn’t shown interest in toys. However, she is learning to fetch and bringing the ball back. Laurie is a lover and will endear herself to anyone who will hold or pet her. She’s not been around cats, but she goes after birds and squirrels, so we will not place her in a home with cats. Laurie also barks at horses and donkeys on her walks.
Laurie’s new family should consider some training to help her learn basic commands and leash skills. Laurie has not shown signs of being a counter surfer or trash digger, but her new family should always be cautious, making sure there is nothing on the counters and keeping items in cabinets and away out of her reach.
Laurie is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.