Monthly Archives: September 2020

Adopted: Moose, a 1.5-year-old Black Male Labrador

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Adopted: Moose, a 1.5-year-old Black Male Labrador, found his forever home.

Here is a Bio from his foster family……..

"Moose is a wonderful paradox of a Lab. He has all the exuberance of a 2 year old, running gleefully through the back yard and chasing tennis balls. But he is equally happy resting on the patio and pondering the grass.  At dinner time, he tries hard to see if there's a morsel coming his way, - he's ALL Lab! - but as soon as he realizes there isn't, he again just lies down and relaxes. No begging, no drooling.  Same thing when I leave the house. No whining, no reign of destruction. He just lies in the kitchen on the cool tile and waits by the door.
After dinner his favorite thing is to get up on the sofa and curl up under my arm, with his head on my lap... or my shoulder!
Moose is self-confident - happy to play with a toy and keep himself entertained. He barks only when appropriate, takes a treat gently from your hand, and eats his meals slowly. He gets along great with my dogs. Dont know about cats, and I haven't had a chance to see how he is with small children. He doesnt chew anything but his toys, and is way more interesting in being with his pack and knowing what they're doing, than getting into mischief by himself. The pack is important to Moose. 
His name is appropriate as he is a big Moose who doesnt know his own strength.  We're working on commands, and he knows Stay, No, Off, and Ah (like no). But he needs practice to do them consistently. He also needs leash training as he pulls, and he's strong.  
Moose will make a great addition to an active family who will give him the training, love, boundaries and exercise he needs. He will give back 100 times what you give him and love you forever."

Some medical background on Moose for transparency: Moose has been with LVLR for over 2 months, as we waited for him to heal from an abscess on his side. While the abscess was treated quickly and easily, he developed seroma ( around the infected site. Seromas are simply fluid build up, and Moose took a little longer than most dogs to have it fully drained and absorbed naturally. Our vet sees no long term issues from the abscess, he's very healthy and recovered.

See a list of Available Labs here

Happy Tail: Maggie (formerly Scout)

Here is a great happy tail for Maggie (formerly Scout)...and a good reminder that it might take some time, training, and adjustment (and not just from your lab) for them to reach their potential 🙂

"I am happy to say this is a very happy tail after I almost gave up on Maggie(formerly Scout).   I adopted Maggie in Oct 2019.  After some jitters and training for us both, Maggie has been the best adventure buddy and companion.   Maggie went on a road trip with me for two months winning hearts among family and friends.  She has learned to socialize with dogs but still has some reservations with certain dogs.   Her best pal is Sadie the pit bull.   Her goofy bark is endearing.  She is a love and is  always at my feet or relaxing on the couch when not out adventuring.   Say Hi if ever out on the trails or on the water!"

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