Holly was found as a stray and was very skinny but we've managed to fatten her up! She is very calm and laid back, although she would LOVE to be your running partner! She is ready for whatever life brings her, including her forever home. Holly wants someone to love who will love her just as much in return for all the love she has to give.
Foster Update: I can't believe Holly hasn't been adopted yet! She has been the most wonderful foster we could have asked for. She is a huge teddy bear and has such a gentle, mellow spirit. Here is why everyone loves Ms. Holly:
Leash Manners - Walks well on leash, doesn't pull or still learning? What type of collar is used?
Crate/House Training - 100% housetrained and has never had an accident! Also is crate trained, although she does not need to be crated as she has perfect house manners
Socialization - Well socialized with children and absolutely loves them, she's very patient and loves the attention. She's also good with other dogs, although it does take her a minute or two to warm up to them. She is NOT socialized with cats and must live in a cat-free home.
Energy Level and Exercise - Holly does have a lot of energy but she is not a hyper dog. She loves to play fetch and is happiest when she has a toy or chew bone in her mouth. She would make a fantastic running buddy, as she LOVES to exercise!
Confidence Level - Holly has more of an alpha female personality, although she is submissive to humans and eager to please. She is not overly confident in new situations as she lived at the shelter for awhile, so she could use some more exposure (as with any rescues) but that doesn't mean she wouldn't love to go with you anywhere you'd like to take her.
Obedience Training - Holly is obedient (definitely a people pleaser), submissive and well trained -- She knows Sit, Lay, Down, Stay, Come and Drop It. She does not jump on furniture or get up without being invited first, also doesn't jump on people. She is very well-behaved while riding in the car as well as during bath time. She also sleeps soundly through the night, with the exception of a few snores!
Behaviors - She does not have any bad behaviors other than her high prey drive and not being socialized with cats.
Personality Quirks - She is very alert and will let you know if something is amiss -- she is by far the smartest dog I've fostered. She loves to cuddle and give kisses -- she will lie in your arms and not move an inch!!
Ideal Home - Any home without cats, and preferably an active home with kids.
Holly qualifies for our senior for senior program. If adopted by a senior person (55 +) her adoption fee will be $50.
*** According to www.dogbreedinfo.com, the Labrador Retriever is a loving, affectionate, lovable, patient dog. Once known as the "St John's Dogs," the Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular breeds in the United States. Originally from Newfoundland, Canada the Labrador was trained to jump overboard into the icy waters to haul fisherman's nets to shore. Specimens were brought to England in the 1800's by English ships coming from Labrador, where the dog's fine retrieving instincts were honed and developed. One of the best family dogs and canine companions because of their gentle, loving disposition, the highly trainable Labrador also excels in drug detection, as a guide for the blind, and service dog for the disabled. The breed is also an outstanding obedience and field trial competitor. Highly intelligent, loyal, willing, and high-spirited. Lively and good-natured, they love to play, especially in water - for they love to swim. They have an excellent, reliable, temperament and are friendly, superb with children and equable with other dogs. They crave human attention and need to feel as though they are part of the family. Labs are easily trained. These dogs are watchdogs, not guard dogs, although some have been known to guard. They have a life expectancy of 10-12 years.
More about Holly the Trained & Happy Princess
Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Kids
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