Meet Betty! She is a petite four-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever. Betty was rescued from a high-kill shelter by WCLRR. Before the shelter, we believe that she was used as a breeder dog.
Betty is a medium-energy dog that enjoys being around other dogs. She is fostered with two other labs, a small mixed-breed dog, and a cat. She loves the other dogs and will follow them around and sleep next to them. Betty seems unsure of the cat and does not try to chase it.
Betty likes to chew on Nylabones and soft stuffed toys. She often naps on dog beds or sofas during the day.
Betty’s foster describes Betty as a Velcro dog that follows her everywhere. Betty is friendly with people and loves to be petted. She greets people politely and does not try to jump on them. Betty enjoys getting treats and takes them very gently. She is a quiet dog and doesn’t bark very often.
Betty is learning “stay” and “no,” and how to walk on a leash. Her new family will need to continue to work with Betty to learn commands and leash manners. Betty takes correction easily and quickly responds when she hears “no.”
Betty is house-trained and hasn’t had an accident in her foster home. She knows how to use the doggy door to go outside when she needs to potty.
Betty sleeps on her foster’s bed. She sleeps quietly through the night and will wait for her foster to wake up to start their day. The foster is working on crate training with Betty and has left her alone for short periods in the crate.
Betty will put her paws on a table or counter to see what’s available. Her new family should keep tables and counters clear of food and dangerous items. She also got into a closet and took a slipper and sock to her dog bed, but she did not damage them.
Betty’s ideal home would be one where someone is home most of the time and can take her for walks or hikes. Betty behaves well in the car and enjoys joining her people to run errands. She loves other dogs and would do well in a home with one or more dogs for companionship.
Betty is spayed, up to date on her vaccinations, and microchipped.