Tag Archives: LABlog

Marley – Adopted 3/21/2018

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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Bentley – Adopted 10/28/2017

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,

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Griffin – Adopted 08/05/2017

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

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Cupid – Honey’s pup – Adopted 04/24/2017

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

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Midnight – Adopted 12/11/2016

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

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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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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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Rocco – Adopted 10/26/2013

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.

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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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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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Listen, Learn, Snuggle

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

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[ARTICLE] Benefits of Owning or Working with Animals

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