Happy Gotcha Day Marley! MEET MARLEY!! Marley is a beautiful 7 year old yellow lab. Unfortunately, a difficult family situation caused Marley to be surrendered to the shelter, after which LFS stepped in. He was understandably very confused and a bit scared about what was happening at first, but he has been settling into his
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Happy Gotcha Day Bentley! MEET BENTLEY!! He is a beautiful 2 year old lab mix, probably mixed with Great Pyrenees. He had been staying at our vet’s office and was super excited to get to come to adoptions on Saturday! He made lots of friends, got loving and pets from a wide range of people,
Happy Gotcha Day Griffin! MEET GRIFFIN!! This adorable, happy go lucky guy is about 6-8 months old. He is as sweet as can be. He seems to get along with other dogs well and he even did well walking through the cat ward at the vet’s office, so we think he’ll be good with cats
Happy Gotcha Day Cupid! MEET CUPID!! Cupid is one of Honey’s Valentine Pups. He is 5 weeks old now and will be ready to go to his forever home soon! Doesn’t that face just make your heart melt? Stay tuned as we introduce the rest of the litter shortly! If you are interested in adopting one of Honey’s
Happy Gotcha Day Midnight! MEET MIDNIGHT! Midnight is the newest addition to LFS. She is about 3 years old, super sweet, and good with dogs and kids. We are working on getting Midnight into a foster home so we can learn more about her personality. Unfortunately Midnight is heartworm positive and has begun treatment. If you’re interested
In the rescue world, holidays are hard for many reasons but the hardest of all is Christmas. December is “Christmas puppy” time, that time of the year when people ask us to adopt a puppy as a Christmas morning surprise. We, as most reputable rescues, do not allow surprise adoptions: Many years of experience and
Happy Gotcha Day Flo! MEET FLO! Flo is Mo and Jo’s sister. She is 8 weeks old very snuggly and sweet!
Today I went to visit Ms Patty at her foster home. Ms Patty was found by animal control with a broken leg and we were asked to help her. After a consultation with the specialist, it was determined that the fracture was exposed and in a bad place and it would most likely not heal
I am often asked how to what is the best way to introduce new dogs/ foster dogs to your pack. I think everyone has to find what work best for their dogs as every dog is different. Sometime it takes some trial and error but avoiding mistakes is always better for everyone: when two dogs
Our Holiday parties have a reputation for always been on a day that is either very very cold or raining very hard. Our first party was during the drought and yet that day we had a river of water flowing under our tent. This year was not different: It was raining and cold… yet we
The perfect match. Good luck in your new life Mr Rocco. Rocco is a nine week old playful lab mix pup. He will stay small and is very playful and wiggly. He has adapted very well to his new foster family and is described to be very observant interesting in everything that is going on.
Today my latest foster’s family posted a new picture on their Facebook page that I need share with everyone. This is exactly why what we do is so rewarding: Our job is not simply saving dogs and finding them a home, it is matching them with the right family. McGraw (was CC) is now Buddy’s
Let’s finally put this out in the open once and for all: growling in dogs is a good thing! Why? Because when a dog growls is giving a warning and he is communicating important information. The dog you do not want is one that bites without any warning. So what should you do when your
After we started Labrador Friends I got more and more involved with dogs. I observed countless dogs come by. The more I watched all the different personalities, the more I wanted to learn. I observed, studied (I guess studying is in my blood), I asked a lot of questions to all the trainers that were
I have only owned three dogs, yet I had the chance to evaluate hundreds of dogs that came through Labrador Friends. When I first got Oliver in 1998 I knew very little about dog behavior, but I wanted a dog and I jumped in. I still remember the day when I called a friend from
Yesterday I received some very sad news that prompted me to remind everyone of the dangers hiding in our own home. Most everyone knows not to give chocolate, raisins, or grapes to their pets, but do you know that a common ingredient in sugar free gum can be deadly too?! , a common ingredient in
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As part of our mission we like to go around town to educate kids about ethical treatment of animals and safety around dogs. The helper this year was Rex, adopted from LFS a few years ago. The mission was to impress the students at Heards Ferry Elementary School during Career Day (it is not easy
So True!! A fun fact filled infograph about the animals we love…DOGS!!
If you have missed the NPR story on the benefits of owning or working with animals, here you have another chance. We all know already but it is good to have science give us a reason to snuggle some more with our labs! You can read more here: Benefits of Owning or Working with Animals