Curly Chocolate Labrador Retriever Female 6 Years Old ID #3135
August 19, 2022
It’s been a minute since my last update. FM took me this past Tuesday to get spayed. I didn’t know what that meant but I do love the car and hopped right in for the nice ride.
She picked me up later and they said I did great. I was pretty out of it when we got home and FM had to pick me up to get me out of the car.
Today is day 4 after surgery and I’m healing well. Plenty of naps – naps are great for healing!
FM says I’ll be ready to find my forever home in the next week or so. She says I’m really an amazing ex farm dog and that I love my person and follow her around everywhere. I do well with the other two resident dogs. We all peacefully co-exist and don’t really interact very much. Oh, and I do love my stuffed toys 😉
July 12, 2022
Curly is now eating from a bowl with no coaxing. She still needs you to be near while she eats, otherwise she will follow you. This only poses a problem because my dogs will eat her food. She is not possessive of food or toys. She is great with kids. The farmer that surrendered her had very young kids. The youngest was 4 and Curly took treats very gently from all the kids. She gives everyone kisses that she meets. Does well with all dogs.
July 8, 2022
Curly is ready to find her forever home.
Curly has come so far in such a short time. She is sweet and gentle. Always takes treats nicely. Curly knows come, sit, wait (still a work in progress), and leave it. She can climb stairs and is excellent in the car. She is good with other dogs. Curly loves walks about 2 miles a day and is an avid ball retriever. Curly is happy to be with her people. If you want to go for a walk, she is happy do so, if you want to hang and chill out, she is happy as well. She pulls a little on lead but settles nicely at a brisk pace. Considering she has only been with me for under a month she is doing well.
Curly needs an adopter who will be patient with her. She needs to experience new things with a confident owner who will teach her how wonderful her life can be off the farm. Curly needs a fenced in yard, she has a strong prey drive and likes to chase squirrels. She loves to sit/lie outside in the grass and watch you work in the yard. Curly is afraid of thunderstorms and fireworks (although she is doing better with the fireworks). She would love to have a family that is home most of the time. She is unknown with children but seems interested in them. Kids over 12 years old or dog savvy little ones would be fine. Curly is a stocky girl who weighs 97 lbs. She does need to drop about 7 lbs., but with consistent exercise it should be easy. Curly is a slow eater who needs someone to stand near her otherwise she will follow you, that’s fine if there is no resident dog in the house. She has just begun to play with toys and is learning what her life can be like off the farm.
Could Curly be part of your life?
July 1, 2022
Curly is doing well with her training. She has mastered sit and is getting better at wait. She comes when called. She is food motivated so she will be easy to train.
She eats her dog food with minimal coaxing now. She has not touched her stiches nor shows any interest in them.
Curly is an absolute pleasure to have, so easy to be with. She gives my lab and beagle kisses. She has no problem drinking out of the water bowl at the same time with them.
If I want to hang out, she is happy to hang out, if I want to go for a walk, she is happy to join. She is happy just to be with you. Curly would do well with an experienced or first-time dog owner. She is an absolute love, plus she rocks her surgical suit.
June 25, 2022
Curly is adapting well. She has had no accidents since she had been with me. I have left her for 4 hrs without any problems. She doesn’t need to be crated and has full run of my house.
She is sweet and loving but not in your face. She was spayed on Friday and has dropped 3 lbs in 10 days. She loves to go for walks although we are taking a break since she was just spayed. She is the type of dog who can be active or a couch potato. She just wants to be with you.
It’s a pleasure fostering her. She would love to have a fenced in yard since she enjoys hanging outside in the nice weather with me.
She seems to enjoy my resident lab Scout and follows her lead. She is good with my beagle who can be very pushy at times. Stay tuned for more.
June 20, 2022
Curly continues to do well. She is very easy to live with. She is content to just hang out with me. She seems to really like Scout and gives her face kisses.
She is eating now without coaxing. It’s was the metal bowl I was using, once I switched to a dinner plate, she was fine. She loves to play fetch. She runs pretty fast chasing it. As it turns out the vet tech gave me the wrong weight. Curly weighs 100.2 lbs. not 120 lbs.
She is a pleasure to have around. She has had no accidents at all. Sleeps in her dog bed all night. Gets up when you get up. She is very loving and gives the best greetings when I come home. Lots of tail wags and smiles.
June 18, 2022
Curly is progressing nicely. She has had no accidents since she has been here. I do have to coax her to eat and doesn’t seem that interested in her food. She was weighed at the vet on Wednesday and is 120 lbs. She and I will be going for walks to help her drop some of that extra weight. She is scheduled to be spayed next Friday. She is very sweet and gentle especially when taking treats. She walks well on the lead. There is some initial pulling then settles down keeping a good pace. I recorded some of our walk to show how nice she is on lead.
Curly will make a great addition to a family. She is a very nice girl.
June 13, 2022
Curly is a 6-year-old chocolate breeding mom recently sprung from the farm on Saturday. She is extremely laid back and sweet.
She was a little nervous the first day but is settling in nicely. She has had 0 accidents since she has been here. No signaling yet, I make sure she goes out every 2-3 hrs. She and my 10 yr. old female resident lab get along well. She even tolerated Scouts play bows and was wagging her tail. No desire to play. She is very Velcro and follows me everywhere. I have had to coax her to eat, she likes me to be with her right now. If I hold her bowl, she will eat a little the give me face kisses then goes back to eating. She knows sit and comes when called. She does pull on the lead but is not dragging me. She seems to perk up when she hears children’s voices so she could be a good dog for families with kids. She is an absolute sweetheart.
More to come, it’s only day 3 and she is adjusting fast.
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