Dixon Chocolate Labrador Retriever Male 10 months old ID#2781

chocolate labrador retrieverDixon, a 10 month old, 75lb (and still growing) chocolate lab got turned into the York SPCA in August when he hurt his left hind leg, and wouldn’t put any weight on it.  He was seen by the vet at the shelter who diagnosed either a sprain or a partial ACL tear.  Dixon was put on sedatives and required crate/kennel rest.   Fast forward two months later and the vet gave him a clean bill of health the other day. Dixon sits nicely, took treats gently, and was friendly but not overbearing.  Dixon has had all his vaccines, has been neutered and is on preventatives.  Dixon has left the shelter, and is settling in a foster home until he finds an active family that enjoys some big boy snuggles.  Please read Dixon’s blog from the bottom up to learn more about him.

November 11, 2020

chocolate labrador retrieverSunday night –
Is Dixon a counter surfer? No.

…..is it too late to change my answer from no to yes?!?!

Apparently I came into the kitchen at just the right time! You might be a counter surfer if there’s evidence on your face.

Dixon IS a counter surfer. He’s officially a Labrador.

November 4, 2020

I took Dixon to see the doctor last night. The visit was done while I sat in my car on speaker phone.

The doctor looked at the numerous x-rays of Dixon, and he could not see a tear or fracture. He also pulled Dixon’s legs (which if you’ve ever witnessed, it looks awful and painful!) and could not see any signs of pain, tightness or negative response. It is his feeling/suggestion that Dixon may have simply popped a knee. That’s wonderful news but sad to think he spent two months in a crate, recovering from an injury he didn’t have.

I had my own suspicions that there wasn’t an injury. Dixon plays long, and hard here. I’ve never once seen him limp, weak or respond in any way from all the activity. He is your typical, playful puppy, full speed ahead.

I am currently weaning him off Trazodone. He was taking 3 in the morning and 3 at night. It’s my understanding that was to sedate him while he was “healing”. He will take one with breakfast, & one with dinner for four days. Then one a day for four days.

Dixon is a very healthy, happy 10 month old baby boy with the sweetest face, full of curiosity and the biggest floppy ears. He is going to be such a blessing to one very lucky family 🙂

November 1, 2020

chocolate labrador retrieverDixon has been with us for a week now. He has been so much fun to have here! We absolutely love him. He has the sweetest disposition and keeps us laughing.

He loves his toys and chews. He is potty trained, not a single accident! He is not a “marker”. He only goes to the bathroom when he needs to go. He is really good about going in the crate to take a break (nap) and sleeps through the night.

Dixon is terrified of cars. We live on Main Street so I’ve decided that I am not the one to get him out on walks. Perhaps if he lands in a subdivision, he can learn that cars are ok. The city life would be terrifying for him.

Dixon loves our dogs, our kids and the seldom visitor. He’s just an easy going dog.

chocolate labrador retrieverDixon loves to snuggle (my body is under him in this photo!)

I think Dixon gave me stink eye!!!

chocolate labrador retrieverA little awkward on the sofa! Still so much to learn but he’s off to a great start!

October 27, 2020

chocolate labrador retrieverIt’s been about 48 hours with Dixon. He has completely settled in. He just jumped up on the sofa, and snuggled in. Of course his clumsy self toss the pillows but it looks like he knew what he was doing. He’s perfectly tucked in.

We had another perfect night with Dixon in the crate and no accidents in the house. This puppy is almost too good to be true. I don’t want to jinx it but he is the easiest baby!!
chocolate labrador retrieverDixon loves a big basket of toys. He is constantly grabbing a new toy and visiting all the kids while they are in front of their computers. Everyone is home today so he has been very busy walking around visiting each child and making several appearances in their classrooms LOL

I am going to get some things done while he sleeps! Shhh….baby sleeping!

October 26, 2020

chocolate labrador retrieverWe have had Dixon for 24 hours, and Monson, our resident dog, has declared its better to have a puppy visit than to live here. He can’t recover as fast as Dixon, and he is TIRED. More like exhausted. He’s use to living with two geriatrics. So this is more than he was expecting.

This is how Monson feels about Dixon’s arrival.

Dixon has settled in so easily here. He loves the boys, he loves the kids and he is having a great time! He plays like a puppy but has wonderful manners and is actually pretty easy for a baby.  He’s very sweet and polite. He knows so many commands and listens so well. Somebody has put a lot of time into this sweet boy.

chocolate labrador retrieverHe is doing a great job crate training. He is very good about taking breaks and going in the crate. With so many dogs here, it’s really the only way to force him to rest. Last night, I put him to bed in the crate, and he slept all night without making a peep.
chocolate labrador retrieverDixon seems to be potty trained. He goes to the back door with purpose and goes straight to the bushes to take care of his business. We have not had any accidents.

He loves the kids and was so excited when they came home from school today! He immediately switched his focus from the dogs to the kids and wanted to play with them. He’s such a sweet boy.

chocolate labrador retrieverWe are all enjoying our time with him!

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