LABlog

The dreaded Christmas Puppy

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

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A resilient little puppy

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

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Introducing New Dogs/Fosters to your pack

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

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Sunday with the New Year Puppies

Today I went to spend a few hours with the New Years Puppies to help their foster mom at feeding time.  It was an amazing experience. As I arrived the puppies were waking up: The complains for food was not too bad at first, but when their foster mom came by and their smelled her

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We were all soaking wet yet we were all very happy…

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

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David Rosenfelt Book Signing Thank You

Labrador Friends of the South  would like to offer a heartfelt THANK YOU to David Rosenfelt –  whose support made our fundraising event such a huge success.  A good time was had by all. In addition, special thanks to our organizers Loretta Radcliff and Sandy Jackson. Thanks to our volunteers who helped including Sheila Henderson,

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Life Learning and Dog Training – Part II

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

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David Rosenfelt Book Signing Event Benefiting Labrador Friends of the South

Rosenfelt, a New Jersey native, now living in Maine, is the author of fifteen previous novels, ten of which featured lawyer and sleuth Andy Carpenter. After a long and successful career as the President of Marketing for Tri-Star Pictures, he began the Tara Foundation to help find a home for sick or injured dogs. The foundation has rescued over 4000

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A wiggly reminder

While Oliver was in his last few months I took a break from fostering. After he crossed the rainbow bridge, Kiara and I slowly found our routine without him, with occasional visits from Livingston (my boyfriend’s Doberman and Kiara’s best friend), agility, and snuggling. I was not ready to get back to fostering, not yet.

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[Raffle/Fundraiser]Healing Tucker & Sassy

When we rescue Labs, we don’t always know what we are getting with regards to a Lab’s behavioral, physical or medical background. We do our best to get all the information possible but we really do not know until we get them in to see our Vets. Typically this is when we identify the medical issues

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What’s Small, Sugar Free, & Deadly to your Lab?

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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