Princess #7 Yellow Labrador Retriever Female 5 Years Old ID#3198

Yellow Labrador RetrieverMeet Princess!  She is fresh off the farm and ready to start living the good life.  Please read her blog from the bottom up to learn more about her journey in foster care.

June 21, 2023

Quick update on Princess. She was spayed and had a mass removed on Monday. It’s been 2 days now and she’s basically back to ‘her’ normal. She has one heck of an incision w/ nearly 30 staples. With the extra skin on her belly, we’ll be watching it closely to be sure it heals properly. She didn’t want to be left out of the newest trend, so we had to get her a fun recovery suit too.Yellow Labrador RetrieverOnce she is well on her way to healed, and we’re sure there are no issues, we’ll be posting her as available. She will be looking for a family with at least one other resident dog. She would tell you the more dogs the merrier! In addition, she’ll need a family that has the patience and compassion to allow her to settle in and be herself. At this point, she prefers dogs to humans.She doesn’t understand or trust people all the time yet. Although on occasion she’ll come right up to you for pets then the next time, she’ll back away. We understand that and give her the space she needs. We know there’s a family out there that will be willing to give her what she needs as well. After a month in foster care, we’ve developed tricks and learned her quirks to make everyday easy. We’ll be sure to pass all this along to any interested family. If there are any questions or points I’ve not addressed, please reach out to me.

June 8, 2023

Quick Update on Princess: she’s mastered the stairs. What a great accomplishment for this farm girl. She’s also eating nearly all her kibble (plain!) out of a bowl!Yellow Labrador RetrieverPlus she’s the most adorable blonde babe! It’s so rewarding to watch their personalities leak out of them after two + weeks in foster care. She’s been known to sneak shoes/slippers at every chance. She just holds it; doesn’t chew it.Yellow Labrador RetrieverShe’s such a sweetheart. She has an appt to be spayed on June 19th. She’ll be available a couple weeks following, once she’s healed.Yellow Labrador RetrieverFor any families that may be interested:

Princess needs another resident dog in the home. She is good with all dogs, is cat friendly and is good with children of any age. Yellow Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador RetrieverPrincess does NOT NEED a fenced in yard. She does not need extensive exercise. She walks well on a leash, though she’s no speed demon. She might not be the ‘go for super long/fast walk’ kind of dog. She settles very easily and enjoys toys.

May 30, 2023

Princess had quite the adventurous holiday weekend for a farm dog only four days off the farm. She went camping at the PA Grand Canyon, and did well, considering she didn’t get to take any of her foster siblings along. She quickly learned how to chill at the campsite and enjoyed the evening fire. Her biggest hurdle was eating in a new (yet again) environment. But a little imagination on FMs part with a smorgasbord and she had plenty to keep her strength up for a leisurely trail walk and some light shopping.She also didn’t mind snuggling SUPER close for three nights in the truck bed either.Yellow Labrador Retriever Yellow Labrador RetrieverYellow Labrador RetrieverYellow Labrador RetrieverPrincess was super happy to get back home to her fur siblings. She will definitely need to find a furever family with at least one other dog to keep her company and hopefully, eventually, learn to play.

Princess now goes ‘almost’ willingly into her crate at bedtime. We steer her towards it (if she doesn’t come on her own) and point her at the door and she walks in under her own power. She lays down within minutes, which is an improvement, and she’s silent all night from about 9pm til between 5:30 and 6am, depending on when we get up. Her crate is about 20 ft from our open bedroom door, where the resident dogs are on free roam throughout the night. Princess has not had a single accident in the house either. Yay Princess!

As I mentioned, Princess does much better having other dogs around. Once we returned from camping and she had time to settle back in, she quickly became a happy dog again. She was grabbing socks out of duffle bags and running off with them. I know, I know, we shouldn’t praise that behavior, but watching her do dog things is so awesome. She grabbed up a tennis ball and trotted around like it was a prize. FM threw it, and she thought that was rude, and she walked off. She’s not exactly ready to fetch yet. We even saw the tip of her pink nose on the other side of our island while we were eating last evening. She did not jump up at all, but was certainly interested in the smells coming from up there. She’s found the toy box and was introduced to Mo, the robot vacuum, which doesn’t seem to even phase her now as she allows him to bounce off her while she’s lounging.Yellow Labrador RetrieverYellow Labrador RetrieverPrincess is best at lounging and relaxing. In fact, if you’re walking or moving around and you stop for more than 30 seconds, she lays down. It’s her ‘take a break when you can’ motto, I guess. Can’t say I blame her. But with a friendly “up up” she enjoys short walks too. She does supremely well on a leash with just a regular collar. With even the slightest resistance, she will stop where she is. Sometimes it’s when she steps on her own leash, and you have to convince her that she can keep moving. Precious girl!

Stay tuned to see more of Princess’s transformation as she learns how to be a dog off the farm. I’ll bet she will surprise us all.

May 22, 2023

This beauty had a very long day today. While it was a long trek west, she did wonderfully and was wagging her tail immediately upon meeting the resident dogs. She is settling in well. She really seems to like the resident dogs. Maybe a bit too much for grumpy Sadie, but alas Bella is always there to divert attention.Yellow Labrador RetrieverPrincess has found all the water bowls and had a couple mouthfuls of kibble, not quite ready for a full meal yet. She navigated the 3 porch steps easily enough, but we’ll hold off on a full flight for a bit. We’re still waiting for her to potty, but no accidents either. She’ll go when she’s ready.Yellow Labrador RetrieverShe walks well on a leash once you get her moving. She is a bit leery yet, but that’ll improve with time. A few times she just plopped down on the path to rest. I can’t really blame her either.Yellow Labrador RetrieverFinger’s crossed that tonight in the crate goes well. Tomorrow will be just more relaxing and settling in at her own pace. Thank you to the village that it took to get these three (Penny and Zoey too) beautiful blondes off the farm today!

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