Meet Heidi! She is a sweet, playful female black Labrador Retriever mix, approximately one to two years old.
Heidi lived in an Airstream travel trailer with seven other dogs when a good samaritan rescued them. Heidi and two of her siblings came to WCLRR. Our volunteer immediately took the dogs to our veterinarian for complete exams, lab work, vaccinations, and spay and neuters. All three dogs were scared and timid, but in the short time they have been in foster, they have blossomed!
Heidi is a medium-energy dog on the small side for a lab. Heidi loves running and is fast but is also a velcro girl that loves to snuggle and be loved. Heidi enjoys chasing a ball and brings it back most of the time! She naps during the day while her foster mom works, occasionally coming over for ear rubs and kisses. In the evening, Heidi likes to curl up on a chair or snuggle beside her foster mom while watching television or reading. She enjoys Nylabones and, of course, getting treats!
Heidi lives with a two-year-old male Labrador Retriever in her foster home, and they get along well and enjoy playing together. Heidi hasn’t lived with cats, but she has tried to chase birds during walks, so a cat-free home would probably be best for her.
Heidi is an intelligent girl and a quick learner, especially when treats are involved! She understands “no,” and “sit,” and her foster is teaching her “down” and leave it.” She is pretty good on the leash but can sometimes pull when she sees something she needs to investigate. However, she is easily corrected, and her new family should continue to work with her on leash manners.
Heidi is house trained, although she did have a couple of accidents in her foster’s home the first few days. Once she settled in, there were no more accidents. Her new family should take her outside often or teach her to use a dog door if they have one. Heidi is not crate trained.
Heidi sleeps on a dog bed on the floor next to her foster mom, although she would much prefer to be on the bed! Heidi sleeps quietly through the night and is ready to get up when her people are. She is very fond of napping on dog beds during the day. Her new family should ensure she has plenty around the house to relax!
Heidi likes to check counters and tables to see if anything interesting is available. Her new family must ensure that counters are clear of food, wrappers, medicines, and anything else that might harm her. Heidi will bark at unfamiliar noises, but she stops once she is used to them.