Oakley

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Oakley: 8-year-Old Male Chocolate Lab 57 Pounds Neutered
FOSTER NEEDED - please contact Kris at krisellen.nm@gmail.com if you can help.

Background: Roaming for weeks around Yuba County, this guy eluded capture before he finally stopped in someone’s front yard for some rest and relaxation. The Good Samaritan homeowner took him in, provided some overdue TLC, then to the shelter to be checked out…Oakley was found with a dirty, tattered collar practically embedded in his neck, without any form of identification. No one came to claim him, and it was concluded that Oakley was likely dumped. The Good Sam took him to a vet for a full checkup, neutering, and treatment for his skin condition. This wonderful angel was unable to keep him, and she contacted Lab Rescue so we could continue his recovery and guide him to a forever home.

What Oakley’s Foster Says: Oakley is a very nice dog. He’s getting more affectionate as time goes on ... we suspect that he hadn't received much TLC before. He is pretty laid back around the house. When I’m in my home office, he will lie down nearby and not move unless I go into another room. He gets along with our three dogs, though he does emit a low warning growl if he’s chewing on something and someone gets really close. He has not tried to eat any of the other dogs’ food at feeding time, though. He does need some socialization - when he sees new dogs, he’ll dash over to them and get all over them - not in a mean or vicious way, but just overly enthusiastic. He loves to go out for walks, though he definitely needs leash training. We’ve tried him off leash a few times, and he’s not yet good at responding when you call his name to come back. He’s gaining weight - up to 68 pounds from 57 when he was originally picked up. He’s missing a lot of hair because of what the vet thinks is a flea allergy, but it’s starting to come back. He rides in the car very well, and his hips and back legs are strong.

What Oakley’s Rescue Rep Says: Oakley's original rescuer reported Oakley as very gentle, docile, and mellow. As we were talking over the phone, she said Oakley was lying at her feet. She really wanted to be his forever home, but her dogs weren't getting along with him as Oakley was continually trying to mount them. These dogs weren't having it and were becoming aggressive towards him, while sweet Oakley never fought back. The rescuer reached out to Lab Rescue, heartbroken, that the dogs couldn't get along.

Medical Information: Oakley is recently neutered, current on vaccinations, and microchipped. He is recovering from what we believe to be severe flea dermatitis that resulted in significant loss of hair. However, it is growing in nicely, and we expect much of his fur will return.

Oakley is located in: San Francisco.

If you are interested in Oakley, please contact Rescue Rep Kris at krisellen.nm@gmail.com. In your email, please tell me about your experience with Labs, and the kind of Lab you are looking for. Please note: GGLRR serves the greater SF Bay Area.

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