Adopted: Piper, a 2 year old Female Chocolate Labrador, has found her forever home.
Here is a Bio from her foster family……..
"Piper is a very special Lab in the LVLR family. When she came to the rescue, we soon discovered she had some issues with her teeth, requiring extra time and research to find the best course of medical care to ensure a long and happy life. Through x-rays we soon learned Piper had an impacted lower canine tooth that had never grown in properly, that was actually underneath the roots of her other teeth. This situation called for an extraordinary canine dental expert, and after a good deal of research and interviewing, we found the right specialists in Arizona, Canine Dental Specialists, Dr. Alex Adrian. Two board members for LVLR then took Piper to Phoenix for her surgery, and while it was complicated and detailed, she was in the very best medical hands. We are so very happy that it went well, and Piper is 100%! She's missing a few teeth, but now lives a pain free life.
As for Piper herself, she is a beautiful, smaller Lab with the glorious disposition and energy you would expect from a 2 year old! Although always good to go, she is just as happy curling up next to us watching TV or reading a book, and loves to lie in the sun while I am working at my computer. She gets along very well with my dogs and quickly became part of the pack. Piper is happy, confident and likes to think she can be the leader of the pack. Don't know how she might behave with cats.
She's not a chewer although an odd sock has gone missing with remnants appearing later in a more digested form. She likes toys but tends to shred the flimsier ones, so hard rubber toys are best. She loves to fetch also. No interest in the swimming pool even when the weather was warmer and one of my other dogs would go in. She is a counter surfer and only thanks to her petite size is unable to get food from the kitchen counter unless it's right at the edge. Dining room table is definitely within her access, though, and she will need some eyes-on supervision until she learns what's off limits.
Piper only barks when appropriate, isn't spooked by loud noises (such as New Year's Eve fireworks), and will happily go into a crate although I haven't needed to crate her for months, other than briefly after her dental surgery.
Like any puppy, she needs training - to reinforce what she already knows (a few basic commands), to add manners and to polish the rough edges that come from too much puppy enthusiasm. She walks okay on a leash with a slip collar, but heeling is still elusive! When she meets new people, she tends to jump up onto them, and we are working on this too.
Piper's got just the right balance of lovey little delicate girl (who lies with paws crossed!) and bouncy beach combing leaping, jumping Labrador! She will become a magnificent adult and would love nothing more than to grow with an equally wonderful family.
Because of the very special dental surgery Piper needed when she came to the Rescue, which was made possible the generous contributions of our supporters and fund-raising partners, she will be participating in a corporate charity event later in February to showcase how those funds saved Piper's life. Her lucky adoptive parents will need to agree to allow Piper to participate in this event under the control and supervision of the Rescue. Details will be made available to potential adopters who are interested in Piper."
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