Trixie #2 Black Labrador Retriever Female 7 Months Old ID#3384

Black Labrador RetrieverTrixie and her sister Dixie arrived into foster care after being surrendered by a farmer when he couldn’t sell them.  They were spending their days chained to a calf hutch on their dairy farm.  Their father is purebred black lab but the farmer was unsure if the mother is purebred as she is on the smaller side for a lab.  Please read Trixie’s blog from the bottom up to learn more about her time in foster care.

February 10, 2024

Trixie has gotten a lot bigger—an excellent indicator is how the human space on the bed at night continues to get smaller and smaller.

At first, we were concerned that Trixie would miss Dixie, but honestly, she is doing fine!

Black Labrador Retriever Trixie continues to not have accidents in the house and has made great strides in the game of fetch the tennis ball!

Trixie still exhibits puppy behavior (AKA chewing household items which are not delegated to for a puppy, continues to counter surf, and has the occasional jump on the kitchen table). But, Trixie does listen when redirected.

She is a smart dog and is becoming quite food motivated.

January 16, 2024

Trixie has been living with the Irwin Family for five weeks with her sister Dixie. Trixie is doing well and has learned the daily routine.

Today it snowed in Bellefonte and Trixie enjoyed running around in the fenced in backyard with her sister and the resident dogs. She is teething and for the most part only chews on her toys.Black Labrador RetrieverTrixie hasn’t had many accidents since she arrived at our house. She sleeps in the crate with her sister each night and is created when the dogs are home alone, although that isn’t very often.

Trixie is a counter cruiser and is the ringleader when there is mischief to be had! She is very outgoing and curious. When one of the dogs is doing something they shouldn’t be doing, Trixie is always the culprit!

Trixie will make a nice pet for a good family!

December 13, 2023

Trixie and Dixie have been at our house for three days and they are having a fun time! Both dogs enjoy running in the fenced in yard, playing tug of war, and stealing the tennis ball from the resident alpha dog, Babe (a Brookline foster fail of ours)!

Unlike all of the other fosters we’ve had, these girls do not get on furniture nor on the bed at night. Trixie and Dixie are crated at night and do well.

Black Labrador RetrieverTrixie is the counter-cruiser who will give kisses and enjoys being pet by her foster human family. As each day passes we are getting to know Trixie and Dixie better!

December 10, 2023

We have had the black lab puppies for 24 full hours and boy are they something! Upon arriving in the fenced-in back yard, they enjoyed running, sniffing, and chasing a tennis ball.

Black Labrador Retriever
Dixie-red, Trixie – blue

Black Labrador RetrieverToday, it’s been raining all day, so much of the day has been exploring the inside of our home. The sisters were given the names “Dixie” and “Trixie”, and it was soon clear to see, which dog fit which name. Trixie is the outgoing pup of the two, exploring everything, while Dixie has been quite reserved and timid. Black Labrador RetrieverDixie and Trixie quickly learned how to go up and down the deck steps and are interacting more with the resident dogs.

Black Labrador Retriever

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