HAPPY NEW BEGINNER, RITA!
Enjoy your new family.
Update from foster mom: Rita absolutely LOVE water. She would love to live near a lake or be taken to the lake often. She is 100% lab. She is high energy but affectionate. She tossed the tennis ball in the air and the catches it. She has a strong hunting instinct so I don’t think I would trust her with cats, especially not a cat not used to dogs that would start running away. She loves to play with other dogs. She still needs some work on leash walking simply because her favorite thing to do is to walk next to you, touching your legs, preferably in between your legs. This makes leash walking a little hard but we are working on it! She is very affectionate and would do great with older kids to play with. She has also the potential to do well with small kids once she learns not to jump on people. She is great dog, full of personality, learning very quickly. I think she would be a great dog for someone interested in training her for dock diving (she is also super fast) or retrieving.
Meet Rita! Rita is very cute and affectionate. She was in a pen all her life and it shows. She is still a little nervous in the house but in less than 24 hours she has gone a long way already. She plays well with my young dog but she could also be an only dog as she really craves and desire human attention. In the pictures you see her with a slice of bread: every morning my dogs get a piece a bread while I have breakfast. I gave her one too as I do to all the fosters. She clearly never had bread as she did not know what to do with it, so she decided to play with it, tossing in the air and carrying it around. It was adorable.. Kiara (my dog) also thinks so as at the end she is the one who got it and ate it. She is VERY good looking. She is a short, stocky lab. She looks like a pure english lab. I will try to take more pictures when she settles in…