Meet Betsy! She is a one-year-old female yellow Labrador Retriever with beautiful soft white fur. Her foster says Betsy always has an expectant look like she’s waiting for the next treat or ball toss!
Betsy was surrendered to WCLRR when her family found that she was too active for the elderly family members living in the home.
Betsy does well with people and other pets. She lives with two labs, three smaller dogs, and a cat; they all get along well. She loves people and can get excited and jump up when she meets someone new.
Betsy loves to play and wrestle with the other two labs in the home. Her favorite game is “Tug ‘O War” with one of her foster siblings, and she’s pretty good at winning! However, Betsy’s foster says that she is a total goofball.
Betsy has almost mastered the game of fetch – she will run for the ball but then runs back to her person to look for a new one! She also needs to work on eye-to-treat coordination when her foster tosses a treat, but Betsy gives it her best shot!
Betsy loves all toys, and her favorite is usually whatever toy the dog next to her is playing with! The dogs will steal from one another depending on their mood, and Betsy is okay with this. There are no signs of resource guarding. She likes to chew on Nylabones or Benebones in the evening before bedtime.
Betsy is crate trained and housetrained. Betsy sleeps quietly in her crate for up to eight hours at night. In the morning, Betsy waits patiently for her foster to let Betsy and the other dogs out of their crates. Betsy’s foster has left her in the crate during the day for up to three hours with no problem.
Betsy is learning “sit,” and her new family will need to teach her commands for good manners such as “stay,” “down,” and “come.” In addition, Betsy pulls on the leash during walks, so this is another area where her new family will need to work with her to teach her proper leash behavior.
Betsy’s ideal home would be an active individual, couple, or family that will continue to work on her training and take her for walks, hikes, or other adventures. However, we need to find out if Betsy has been around young children, so a family with older children would be best.
Betsy does pull on the leash, so her new family should be prepared to manage that behavior and teach her leash manners. She loves other dogs and would enjoy a home with one or more dogs for companionship, but she would also be fine as an only dog.
Betsy is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped.