Meet April! She is a ten-year-old female yellow Labrador Retriever. April came to WCLRR as an owner surrender with her best friend June due to working long hours and taking care of a small child. April and June should be adopted together. We believe it is most desirable for both dogs and gives the new family the best of both worlds!
April loves to chill out on her dog bed as long as everyone else is doing the same. April will jump up out of dead sleep if anyone makes the slightest move to the treat jar or goes to pick up her leash for a walk. She is currently living with her best buddy, June, along with four small dogs and a cat. It’s almost funny to watch this big girl get put in her place by a tiny dog when she wants to play, and he would rather sleep.
April and her friend June do everything together, from sharing sleeping quarters at night to eat their meals. April loves to eat everyone else’s food, but since she’s overweight, her new family needs to work on getting her weight down.
April has some hip issues, and per our veterinarian, the most important thing is to keep her weight down to help with the strain on her hips. April is currently taking pain medication, an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug), and a supplement (to ensure the NSAID doesn’t harm her liver.) She may need these medications for the remainder of her life.
April and the foster family cat have met each other, but neither show any interest in the other, which is a good sign. April learned to use the dog door on the first day and has never had an accident in the house.
April is a great house guest. You can leave her free in the house when you go out, and she will patiently wait for you to return. April is an excellent dog to take on walks and never pulls on the leash. April’s favorite walking activity is smelling everything and enjoying the scenery.
April will do well in a home with a person or family looking for a couch potato. She will be happy to spend her days lying on a nice soft bed and a treat occasionally. April’s smile is contagious.
April had a complete examination from our veterinarian, bloodwork, including X-rays, and a dental. She is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.