Meet Stella! She is a female black Labrador Retriever puppy seven to eight months old. Stella was purchased for a family member and given as a “gift.” Unfortunately, this is never a good idea, and her owner was not prepared for an active untrained pup. Stella developed some traits that the owner felt she was not prepared for, typical puppy behavioral issues that required more attention than her owner could provide.
Stella has a love for life! She enjoys playing ball and with her fuzzy toy. Stella wants to please and enjoys playing with all dogs but especially the little ones. She’s high-energy, but once she goes into her crate, she’s as “quiet as a mouse” all night long. Stella is not a big barker but will let a few out from time to time during playtime.
Stella is a typical curious puppy, but she is a very loving pet if guided in the right direction. Stella needs someone who knows how to be a leader she can follow. Her shy insecurities fade as she feels comfortable in her environment and the leader’s guidance.
Stella is a high energy pup and currently gets a long walk first thing in the morning at a fast pace, and then she has a group of dogs to play with where she gets to run, play ball and have a great time with other dogs and running on an acre of property at her fosters home.
Stella would be a counter-surfer if allowed to do so. When she first arrived at her foster’s home, she put her feet on the counter. After a correction, Stella hasn’t done it since. However, if allowed more opportunities, Stella might. Stella’s new home must be puppy-proofed, nothing left on counters, items picked up from the floor, trash put in a secure place. She is a curious puppy who, given the opportunity, could get into things.
Stella is potty trained and has not had an accident in her foster home. Sometimes she has not made it to the designated spot in the foster’s yard and will potty on the concrete instead of the dirt/grass area. Stella can be a little mouthy. Due to this, we will not place her with small children.
When Stella first arrived, she was terrified of dogs. She’s learned to love meeting and playing with new dogs. Her foster can still see her reserved nature she had when she arrived from time to time, but it doesn’t get in her way anymore.
Stella was significantly head-shy when she came to WCLRR. However, you wouldn’t notice it now. She doesn’t seem to be much of a cuddlier. We believe it’s because of her head-shy behavior. However, over time she could get used to cuddling if her new owner likes that.
Stella’s new home will need to be committed to continued training required for all puppies.
Stella is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.