Meet Lincoln! He is a 10-week-old English black Labrador Retriever puppy with beautiful eyes and an affectionate disposition. Lincoln came to WCLRR with two other siblings when his owner became ill and couldn’t care for Lincoln and his siblings.
Lincoln is a puppy with lots of curiosity and energy. His new family must be prepared to allow him to explore his world but manage his environment so that he doesn’t hurt himself. His new home must be “puppy-proofed.” Potentially dangerous items like electrical cords, shoes, clothing (especially socks), and other things he might get into are kept out of his reach.
Lincoln loves being with people, getting cuddles and attention, and listening well when corrected. He is learning basic dog manners and may nip and chew things like fingers and get a bit rowdy when playing. He likes other dogs, but they may find his puppy behavior annoying, such as pulling on tails and ears. He also enjoys playing with toys and bones. His foster is teaching him to potty outside and how to walk on a leash.
Lincoln is crate trained and sleeps in a crate in his foster’s bedroom. His new family may need to get up at night to let him outside until he learns to wait until morning to potty. Then, he bounces up early in the morning, ready to start his day with his family!
Lincoln’s ideal home would be with an individual, couple, or family that understands puppies and will be patient while Lincoln learns his manners. They need to teach him to take treats nicely, walk on a leash, not jump on people, and all the other things that go along with helping him gain confidence and become a well-behaved dog. He would be ok with older children that will play with him and help teach him manners. Another dog would provide companionship and leadership for Lincoln and help him “learn the ropes.”
Lincoln is microchipped and is in the process of getting his series of puppy vaccinations. He should not be taken on walks until his vaccinations are complete. Due to his young age, WCLRR’s veterinarians recommend that Lincoln’s neutering be delayed until he is a bit older. Lincoln will be adopted on a neuter contract. His foster rep will discuss this with potential adopters.