Happy Tails

Happy Tail: Bailey, formerly Sammy

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On National Rescue Dog Day, what a perfect celebratory Happy Tail for Bailey!

"When we saw Bailey (formerly Sammy) in October 2018 we knew she was meant to be a part of our family. During our meet and greet she made herself at home right away. We were advised of her size and the need for extreme weight loss and were committed to help her get her active life back. She started her journey at 100 lbs and through diet/exercise over the last 18 months she is now about 60 lbs! 

Bailey is the sweetest girl and immediately bonded with our other 2 labs. Her favorite activities are going for rides/outings (she always wants to go), playing in the yard, lots of walks, and snuggling on the couch. Bailey has been a wonderful addition to our family, thank you LVLR!"

Want to share you LVLR alum Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Charlie (Formerly Abby)

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We love getting the sweet updates on our former fosters. Here's Charlie's Happy Tail:

"Wow!  We can’t believe it’s already been a year since we adopted Charlie.  She was so shy and a bit anxious when she arrived.  Over the last year we have loved watching her turn into a happy, confident, lap loving dog.  She has attended a foundation agility class and a few hiking adventures, but her mission in life seems to be giving love to everyone.🐶😃❤️ What a joy she is!!  We are so grateful to the LVLR team for our wonderful girl.  Thank you for Charlie & all the dogs you bring to their forever homes. "

Like to share your Happy Tail? Send your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Gracie

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What an incredible Happy Tail from the early years of LVLR!

"Hello. I found your Facebook page and thought you might like an update on a dog I adopted from you in November 2007, Gracie. 

She is now 13 years old and is starting to slow down. She still loves life and taking lots of naps! She has a chiweenie brother, 2 cat siblings and 3 horse siblings. She has been my constant companion since I adopted her and has had many adventures including moving to Idaho and then back to Nevada. 

While I know my time with her is limited, I treasure every day we have with her. Thank you for allowing me to adopt this sweet girl. It was and always will be the best decision I made. ❤️

Thanks again,
Carrie"

Like to share you LVLR Happy Tail? Email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Pepper (Formerly Penelope)

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In April of 2017 we met Penelope.  The day she entered our home we knew she was the puppy for us.  We waited many years to bring a dog into our home as we were jugging schedules, work commitments and weren’t home on a consistent basis.   

Penelope became Pepper, and our lives have been forever changed.  She is a loving, curious, enthusiastic dog.  Pepper loves everyone, and especially any new friend that will play fetch with her.  If there is a ball nearby, Pepper will find it, and drop it at your feet. 

Pepper shares our home with our cat, Abbie, who isn’t exactly thrilled by her new sister.  Pepper on the other hand always wants to play, and still tries to engage the cat in a variety of shenanigans. 

Our swimming pool was basically built for this dog.  Our Las Vegas summers are spent swimming, playing ball in the pool,  and drying her off. 

Pepper loves road trips, and is a great companion.  She’s traveled to the beach in Huntington, the mountains in Utah & Lake Tahoe and the snow in Nebraska.  She can also be a sophisticated city dog, staying in hotels and visiting our daughters in Los Angeles & Reno. 

We hope to rescue another Lab from LV Rescue in a few years, giving the cat another reason to be grumpy.  Thank you to all the volunteers and foster parents, you’ve made us very happy. 

Ben & Tami"

Like to share your Las Vegas Labrador Rescue Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Roxy (Formerly Saydi)

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We're always so incredibly happy to receive Happy Tails like this:

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We adopted Roxy (formally Saydi) in the summer of 2012 when she was about a year and a half. We decided it was time for a dog since we had a nice yard in our new rental house, although at that point we didn’t have a pool. Due to a cruise we were going on, we almost didn’t get Roxy but apparently she decided we were her people and the stars aligned. 
In her early years she had 2-3 runs around Rhodes Ranch everyday plus an hour long “chuck it” ball chasing on the golf course but she still had endless energy. Now as an almost 9 year old, a walk down the street suffices before she turns around. 
She has us wrapped around her paw, when we bought our final house we had to get “a pool for the dog”, yes the realtor looked at us like we were crazy but one of her favorite things is her nightly swims. My husband started out with “no dogs on the furniture” rule, which lasted about 8 months, since he was the one who was always on the floor to be with her. 
Roxy is unlike any other labby I’ve had. She loves oranges, cucumbers, carrots and most other veggies and fruit. Even though she’s slowed down and her face is more “sugary”, she still has the zoomies, enjoys parties with lots of new friends, and rolling around the floor like a bug.
Roxy has fill our life with so much joy and happiness, she is our velcro pup. We are so thankful for the LV Labrador Rescue, it’s been an amazing 7 years!"

Like to share your Las Vegas Labrador Rescue Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Jojo (Formerly Josie)

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Here's a beautiful Happy Tail for Jojo (Formerly Josie):

"An update on Jojo.  We adopted her September 2017 as a ten month old, today she is 3 years and 1 month old.  Jojo is not only the humans companion but she also has become our elderly dog, Gracie's care taker.  She wakes Gracie several times a day and motivates her to go outside with her.   Even when she was 10 months old, she understood that Gracie was a grumpy old lady and had a respect for her.  Gracie has never shared a bed with any dog with the exception of Jojo.  The only one habit we can't seem to break from Jojo is her excitement for guests, she wants to greet them with a jump.  She spends many days with me in the garden, I have 25 fruit trees and several vegetable beds and there is a lot of activity in the garden from chasing lizards, rabbits, birds, bees and butterflies to carrying thick tree limbs and dragging branches around the yard.  She has dog toys and she enjoys playing with them as equally as playing with what nature has to offer her.   Thank you Las Vegas Lab Rescue for this wonderful dog!  
Sylvia and Mark"

Want to share your Happy Tail? Please send your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Duncan (Formerly Simba)

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What a wonderfully sweet Happy for Duncan (Formerly Simba)

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Hi Las Vegas Lab Rescue,
We rescued Duncan (formerly Simba) in August after he was brought over from China. He has quickly became the shining star of our whole world. He is so spunky and loves to play with people and dogs and gets so excited when he meets someone new. He graduated level one petco training at the top of his class (and early!) and knows how to sit, lay down, stay, leave it, and come when he is called. He loves to hike and leads the pack every time. As spunky as he is, there’s nothing he loves more than spending a Sunday morning cuddling on the couch with mom and dad. "

Like to share your Happy Tail? Email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Chewy (Formerly Opie)

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We love finishing 2019 with incredible Happy Tails like Chewy's:

"Hi! Just sending an update on Chewie (formerly Opie).  Chewie (now about 4 years old) is always ready to play fetch and our kids love that game just as much as him.  He immediately got along well with our other rescue dog, Nibbler.  The 2 enjoy running around and playing with each other.  Chewie is such a a wonderful edition to our family.   
-Daniel and Laura"

Want to share your own Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

 

Happy Tail: Jojo (Formerly Willow)

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Our Happy tails are just the best. Here's Jojo's (formerly Willow):

"Oh Jojo, where do I begin with this fur child of mine! You can always find Jojo with a ball in her mouth ready to play fetch! She loves when she gets to hangout with other dogs, especially when she takes their toys! She is the queen bee and makes sure to let everyone know it. Jojo brings so much joy and laughter to everyone she meets, and I am very lucky to call her mine! "

Like to share you share Happy Tail? Please send your story with pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Ellie (Formerly Janie)

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Here's another gorgeous Happy Tail for Ellie (formerly Janie)

"We were filled with excitement when we found out that we were approved to adopt a beautiful yellow Labrador back in April. Ellie, or formerly known as Janie, has brought so much love and excitement into our home. Our sweet Ellie girl is a rambunctious young lab, who is filled with personality and loves to be the center of attention. She gets along great with our 10-year-old boxer, Guiness, and has brought some youth back into him. She is a pure family dog who just wants to be next to you at all times. Our spunky girl keeps definitely keeps us on our toes. A few of Ellie’s favorite are going on walks, playing hide and  seek in the house, playing fetch, chewing on indestructible chew toys, eating her dad’s sandals when he forgets to put them away, belly rubs, sweet morning cuddles, sleeping under the bed, turning on the bathtub water when thirsty, and barking at all dogs that she sees on the TV. Ellie is notorious for getting her toys stuck in tight spots and letting us know when she needs our help retrieving it. Ellie quickly integrated into our household making it her new safe spot. Our home would not be the same without our little girl in it. We couldn’t be more thankful for the Lab Rescue for our newest and sweetest addition to our family."

Like to share you share Happy Tail? Please send your story with pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Annabelle

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We really do enjoy receiving all these perfect Happy Tails.

Here's Annabelle's:

"We rescued Annabelle in May of 2017. She was a crazy girl full of energy and a little unsure of her surroundings. But with lots of love and some training she has become the best addition to our family. She is such a (goober) and has added so many funny moments every day. So grateful to have found her through Las Vegas Lab Rescue!"

Like to share you share Happy Tail? Please send your story with pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Buddy

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We're getting incredible Happy Tails, and here's Buddy's:

"We adopted Buddy in February 2018 and moved to Pahrump this year. Buddy likes his big back yard but his favorite part of the day is going to the dog park, where he goes every day (except Tuesday because he's scared of the trash truck). Here are some pictures of Buddy playing with his best friends Oscar and Jasper. Merry Christmas to Las Vegas Lab Rescue and thank you for Buddy. "

Like to share you share Happy Tail? Please send your story with pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Maggie

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What a sweet, heart-warming happy tail for Maggie.

"Maggie found me when I needed her the most. In the middle of a divorce, a new job, my daughter in daycare for the first time, things were hard. I ran into two gentlemen at a dog washing store. They had two beautiful labs with them. I told them how much I loved labs and wanted an older female to be a companion for my little dog. They looked at each other and said “Maggie!” They told me her story, her owners divorced, her owner that took her was not allowed to have dogs and had to surrender her. I had two pit bulls that I had to leave with my ex-husband because nobody would allow them. Maggie had a dog brother that she was separated from and they told me she cried driving away. My daughter had step siblings that she was being separated from and I thought of our drive away. I said “I will take her.” I went the next day to meet Maggie and fill out the application, but she wasn’t there. She was at the vet, I filled out the application and waited impatiently for news. Luckily we were selected and Maggie came home to us that Easter Sunday. She was 6.5 years young and instantly jumped in the bounce house. Maggie filled the holes in our hearts with her love. She was my best friend, she was meant to be my dog. As the years moved on, she slowed down, but always met me at the door, walked me to the door before work, and she continued to fill my heart with love. Maggie was there when we found our new person, she started new schools with my daughter, and saw us get back on our feet. Maggie stayed with us until she knew we were going to be okay. In August of this year Maggie crossed the Rainbow bridge and took a huge part of my heart with her. She gave me the best 7 1/2 years of my life. I am forever grateful to your organization, those two amazing guys that knew we needed each other and the chance to have loved the best dog in the world. My heart will always ache for her, but she was worth it all. Thank you for giving us both a second chance. We miss you Maggie. "

Like to share you share Happy Tail? Please send your story with pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Nala

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What a lovely Happy Tail on Nala, who was rescued from China.

"Hi!

We adopted Nala and LOVE her SO much! She came with Simba from China and has been adjusting so well! She is a cuddle bug and everyone’s shadow. I think she is so happy to have a family and we are grateful that is us!
Thank you for all you do!
V Family"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Moose (Formerly Moose 2)

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Here's another wonderful Happy Tail, this one for Moose (2).

"Hello! I am just sending an update on Moose. He is a happy healthy little terror:) doing really well!! He is crazy, goofy, and so hilarious! We have a 6yr old female Great Dane (Colbie), a 5yr old male Yellow lab (Newt), and Moose fits in perfectly with our little family. Thank you so much for helping us find the perfect fit! We can’t imagine life without home anymore.
Have a great day!

Dani and Bobby"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Kona (Formerly Toby) & Keira

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What's better than a Happy Tail? A double Happy Tail! Here's a great update from a multiple adopter of LVLR:

'Kona (fka Toby) is coming up on his 6th adoptaversary with our family. He still loves walks, food, barking at dogs and humans anywhere in the vicinity of our house, naps on the couch, and did I mention food? He is now 7, so he naps more and loves to snuggle up alongside his family on the couch to watch movies, football, or hockey.

Kiera has been with us for 2 1/2 years and came to us as an active senior dog. She loves being the boss of Kona, walks, food, snuggling on the couch, and going for rides in the car. She is estimated to be 9 -10 years old now, but has as much energy as a puppy most of the time. No toy is safe when Kiera decides to “play.” Kiera is not as fond of hockey and football and has her own noise reducing headphones to wear when the Buckeyes, Packers, or Golden Knights are on and her family gets excited. (Pic) Kiera is more comfortable around other people and dogs, so she went trick-or-treating this year with her human brother (pic.)

Kona and Kiera have brought more unconditional love into our home than we ever imagined was possible. Thank you for bringing us together, LVLR."

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Kylie

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Keep them coming! We love receiving Happy Tails on our former fosters. Here's Kylie's:

"We adopted Kylie from you at age 10. We has lost our lab when we found Kylie at the rescue and haven't regretted one moment. She has slowed down but she is such lover. Best choice ever. In July this sweet baby will turn 16. We are blessed to have her. She is the sweetest and kindest dog. She has brought so much joy to our home."

Want to share you Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com

Happy Tail: Dude (Formerly Dudley)

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We're having an amazing week of Happy Tails!

"This is Dude, formerly known as Dudley. We adopted him at the end of May this year. He loves swimming and running around our 2 acres, always while carrying a toy or ball in his mouth. He’s been great with our older dog Autumn and they are already best friends. He is such a lover and we couldn’t have asked for a better dog. Thank you for letting us adopt him and making him a part of our family."

Want to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Finn (Formerly Mack, of the Magnificent 7)

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We couldn't be happier to see this Happy Tail from one of the Magnificent 7 puppies of 2017:

"It's been 2 1/2 years since Finn came home with us. It was several months after our previous lab had passed away and
the timing was perfect. He was a typical lab puppy; so cute and yet so stubborn and had what we called RAV's - Random acts of violence.
He has since grown out of chewing on socks, refusing to walk on a leash (that was short lived) and stealing tissues and underwear.
He is such a goofball and fits in perfectly with our family. He now loves to go on runs, hiking, lots of naps on a pillow, loves to get all of
his toys out of his toy box and has finally learned to get his picture taken without barking at the camera. His big soft ears are just the best!

Thank you for our precious pup!

Brian, DJ, Hannah, Sarah and Kelsey"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Lily

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This is a wonderful Happy Tail for one of our senior alumni.

"We have had our Lily just short of 2 years. We knew taking her would be a challenge as she was dog apprehensive and we had another rescue, for about 9 weeks prior. Determined to free up her foster, Tim, to take in others, and give her a forever home, we researched solutions and talked with Dave. He came to our home to see Mia, and determined we were a good fit. We were. It took several months to be able to leave our girls alone, but we did it. They sleep together. Lily goes everywhere with us, hiking, to Nelson, on vacation, restaurants, stores, she runs and slams her body against the garage door if she sees us getting ready to go anywhere. She sleeps with us. She watches TV with us. She helps me cook in the kitchen, volunteering for clean up duty should I drop anything. Can’t imagine life without her, and truly feel sorry for whoever gave her up. She is one of the best blessings we have ever had. Thanks Cynthia for pulling this one. We are complete."

Want to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Dodger (Formerly Malone)

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Here's another fantastic Happy Tail from an LVLR adopter:

"Hi!
We adopted Dodger formally Malone. In the beginning of 2013, he is doing great, he loves his little sister Jasmine. It’s funny he has his choice of 3 beds and always chooses the smallest one. He was such a great addition to our family!

Thank You!
Marci"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Raider (Formerly Conner)

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We love getting these updates on our adopted Labs!
"Hi,

We adopted a four month old boy back in April. He was one of three lab mix puppies rescued from Utah. He has since been named Raider. Most of our family are huge Raider fans and my husband has been working on the Raider stadium for the past couple years, so it just fit.

We knew Raider was a mix when we adopted him, but curiosity got the best of us so we did one of those home DNA tests. To our surprise our black Lab is actually a Rottweiler in disguise, lol. He is 2% Labrador. We love him just the same. 💚

Raider is extremely smart. He knows all the normal commands, but beyond that he uses his wit to get away with naughty stuff too. He can snatch food off your plate in a way that leaves no mess or evidence. He knows how to step on the foot lever of the trash can to get it open. He hides stolen items under couches or other low places that people can’t easily get to. He amazes me sometimes with his sneakiness.

He is very good with both our kids and he would protect our 4 year old daughter with his life. He is her big lap dog baby. He loves chasing bunnies in our back yard, even though he is yet to catch one. He is probably the fastest dog I’ve ever seen too. His best friend/enemy is the neighbors cat. Sometimes they snuggle and sometimes they try to eat each other. The cat had the upper hand for about the first three months (see video).

Raider is a happy boy. He has an acre to runaround and play, but still loves snuggling on the couch just as much. We are so happy to have him as part of our family.

Sincerely,
Raider’s Mommy"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Sierra (Formerly Remme)

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We love receiving updates on our former rescues. This is an amazing Happy Tail for Sierra (formerly Remme) !

"We adopted this beautiful girl almost two years ago and made her part of our family. She is incredibly sweet, playful and great with the kids. I have never seen a dog more obsessed with her ball and is always ready to play fetch. She has tons of energy and has gone with us to the beach in L.A., visiting family in Phoenix, hiking in Red Rock and playing in the snow in Utah. If you're busy and can't play ball with her (or her second favorite thing: rub her belly) she will just curl up next to you. Total velcro dog, follows you everywhere around the house and we love it. She's doing great and we look forward to many more years with her.
Andrew G."

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Mia (Formerly Mia 2)

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We just love getting updates on our former rescue. What a great Happy Tail!

"Hi!
We adopted Mia [formally known as Mia 2] a year ago on April 24th! Just wanted to share some pictures and let you know she is doing wonderful! She loves our other lab and is a happy girl. Thank you guys for your hard work and for the opportunity to give her the love she deserves!!

Cara J."

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Sina (Formerly Alaska)

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We love receiving these sweet, lovely updates on past, adopted Labs!

"Hi there. It's Sina aka Alaska. I adopted her on 12/30 and she's been the best, most luvable girl. Just wanted to share this pic. It's the look on her face when I tell her we are going for a ride. this was her at my office. Thank you for my sweet gal."

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Buddy

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We have another wonderful Happy Tail for Buddy. We love seeing these updates!

"We've had Buddy almost a year now and I felt an update was due. Buddy has learned to get along with his cat friend Max, found the joy in running through big puddles of water, and torn up an outdoor hassock (that's the little white pellets from the hassock). Best of all we bought a house with an acre of fenced land and Buddy enjoys being able to run from the front to the back. Buddy also enjoys going to the open land and looking for jackrabbits and just running and running.

We were blessed to be able to adopt Buddy, especially since our other lab died a month before, and enjoy each day with him. He is quite the character, always energetic (sometimes mischievous) and he makes us happy every day.

Thank you for giving us Buddy!

James and Mary"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Molly (formerly Kate)

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We received a happy a lovely Happy Tail for Molly (formerly Kate).

"Please see below for a photo of Molly (Kate) with her big brother and BFF Doc. (Doc was a rescue from the Mojave Animal shelter)They love playing together and Molly is growing so fast! She is doggy door trained and understands the sit command. Her favorite thing is to snuggle up on the coach next to her Dad. We love both of our rescue dogs so much and they bring such light into our lives!"

Like to share your Happy Tail? Please email your story and pictures to happytails@lvlabrescue.com.

Happy Tail: Addison (Formerly Shaye)

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What a wonderful Holiday Happy Tail we received from Addison's family!

"Hey!
It has been about a year since we adopted Addison, and I thought I would drop you a line to tell you how the year has gone.

Both Scott and I love her dearly, that goes without saying. Teddy continues to love his best friend/sister. They enjoy a vigorous morning play time after breakfast, followed by morning nap. Oddly they take afternoon nap together but morning nap they take separately. Weekends find them on hikes or long walks. Addison gets grumpy mid-week if she doesn’t get her scheduled neighborhood walks. She expresses her displeasure by getting one of her collars and showing us.

Shortly after we welcomed Addison, she completed a walking and obedience class with some mastiff pups in our neighborhood. In the past year, she has had no issue with any dog she has encountered and is quite the social butterfly.

Her weight and health have been good. I was paranoid that she had swallowed too much toy stuffing, but an X-ray showed her perfect and stuffing free. She enjoys her tubby baths. She does not care for swimming. She will hang out on the first step of our pool but feels that is far enough. On a river walk, she showed us she can swim and that she does not like it by avoiding any depth greater than her elbow. Teddy- a natural born swimmer- doesn’t mind this as it is his way to shine. Most frequently laying on a lounge chair and watching her brother swim, Addison is quite a picture.

When we first got her, she jumped over the fence to the neighbor’s and we were on watch to make sure that she did not run/jump a way. As it is such a serious thing, we were constantly evaluating situations and guarding against this fact. About 3 months after we got Addison, I was returning home and she leapt out of the car at the same time her brother did and her lead was not secured. She happily ran to the front door. Not taking that event as common, it took several other occasions to know that she is not only not a runner/jumper but the first one back to the door. Clearly, we still take precautions to protect Ted and Addison but there is an emotional comfort to know that other than the first week, she is not trying to flee us.

Addison has been to Utah several times, celebrated Christmas, Easter, Halloween, & Thanksgiving, given endless kisses to her brother, decided dropping her nylabone is the best way to wake up sleeping parents, made friends, seen rabbits, deer & coyotes and enjoyed many massages. Very much like a girl, her favorite show is the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Each time last winter it would come on, she would jump on to the couch and snuggle with me, so she could still see the television. She does not like the Real Housewives of New Jersey.

We did have her DNA tested and she is more Bloodhound than anything, followed by Lab, Golden Retriever, more hound and Akita. Akita ends the curly tail dispute. The Bloodhound explains some of the noises she makes! To encourage her puppy mind, we continue to do scent training (for the Bloodhound) and fun challenges (for the rest.)

Thank you again for the service you provide.

Astraia & Scott"

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Happy Tail: Brody (formerly Buddy)

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We received this heartwarming Happy Tail for Brody (formerly Buddy) from an LVLR volunteer!

"We adopted Brody Kane (f/k/a Buddy) on 06/02/2018. You may be asking, “who is Buddy? I never saw him posted as an “available lab.” If you are a volunteer with Las Vegas Labrador Rescue (LVLR), you may have an opportunity to meet a lab before s/he is even released for adoption. And we got lucky when we were able to help transport Brody from a shelter in UT to LVLR, and quickly learned on the car ride Brody was special. After being released from Vet care, we scheduled a meet & greet with Brody's foster family, and we fell in love. And you all should be very disappointed you did not have an opportunity to adopt Brody Kane. Let me tell you why...

We adopted Flynn (f/k/a Icing) on 07/03/2014 through LVLR. Shortly thereafter, Mommy became an “official” volunteer with LVLR. Flynn was everything we could ask for in a dog - he was cuddly, lovey, protective, and an amazing companion. However, Flynn is “Mommy’s dog.” Flynn follows Mommy around, spends the day working with her, and is rarely more than an outstretched arm away from Mommy. Flynn sleeps next to Mommy’s side of the bed every night, and she likes it like that.

But...we have two (2) young boys who wanted “their own dog.” We were hoping for a second dog that would prefer to hang out with our boys, take turns sleeping in our boys’ rooms, and be the “boys’ dog” in all respects. Despite the naysayers (they know who they are), during our “meet and greet” with Brody Kane, he followed the boys around and wanted to hang out with them, although he was very friendly with Mom and Dad. Brody Kane and Flynn played together and did remarkably well.

So...we did the only reasonable thing we could do– we adopted Brody Kane. Our boys named Brody Kane - Our oldest son selected the first name - Brody, which is Irish and means “From the muddy place.” Our youngest son selected Kane after Harry Kane, striker for Tottenham Hotspur and captain of the England national team (what can we say...we love football/soccer).

Brody Kane fits with our family perfectly, better than anyone could have predicted. Brody Kane alternates sleeping in each boys’ room every single night (at bedtime, he looks at Mom, inquiring as to which room he’s sleeping in, goes into his bedroom and plops down on his memory foam dog bed). Brody Kane follows both boys around, and he only hangs out with Mom and/or Dad when the boys are at school. Brody Kane loves to ride in the car with Mom to take the boys to school, although he cries when the boys get out of the car - it is so sweet. To say that the boys got “their dog” is an understatement. I can’t say who loves whom more - the boys or Brody Kane. And, Daddy got a dog out of the adoption, too. While Brody Kane loves the boys “the most,” Daddy is a close second and he could not be happier.

Brody Kane has also had a wonderful impact on our Flynn. Flynn is a bit of a nervous fellow but the very mellow Brody Kane has helped Flynn be brave and less nervous. Flynn, who hates car rides, has even voluntarily taken a ride in the car to take the boys to school (pre-Brody Kane, this would never have happened). Before Brody Kane, when Mommy traveled for the occasional work trip, Flynn would isolate himself from the rest of the family and wait for Mommy’s return. Now, Flynn hangs out with the family, although Daddy said it is apparent that he is listening for Mommy to arrive home. Brody Kane and Flynn are best friends - they play together and they will even eat off the same platter together (while being carefully supervised). Flynn happily shares his toys and treats from his monthly Bullymake box with Brody Kane.

When we adopted Flynn, we thought we had the best dog in the world. After adopting Brody Kane, we realized that we have the two (2) best dogs in the world. We love our Flynn (who we call “Puppy”) and Brody Kane (who we call “Baby Puppy”). Thank you Las Vegas Lab Rescue for completing our family, again."

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Happy Tail: Cami (Formerly Molly)

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We received a fantastic Happy Tail for Cami. Happy Gothcha Day!

"This Las Vegas Lab Rescue alumni has grown into such an amazing, beautiful girl . She has a personality like no other and fits perfectly into our family. She’s still holds on to her goofy, puppy personality but can be the biggest cuddler of all her sisters in the family. She plays nonstop all day and then sleeps all night while taking our entire bed to herself. Cami is obsessed with socks and hold the record of stuffing 9 socks in her mouth all at once ! She never eats them , just likes to steal as many as possible and then she waits with a tail wagging as fast as it can possibly go to see which one of us finds her first. This has become a little game of hers every morning while getting ready for work. She has become dad’s little hunting side kick and continues to train to become a one of a kind duck dog.
We are so excited to announce that our Cami Sue is also a hero, a life saver! She did her first donation with the Las Vegas Animal Blood Bank this past week. She was a trooper for her first time and especially loved all the snacks that she received afterwards .
We couldn’t imagine our family without Cami and are so excited to be celebrating her one year anniversary with us!"

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