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Winnie: 2-year-old, female not yet spayed, yellow Lab, 65 pounds

Background: Long human work-hours found Winnie (AKA Winchester) in the back yard during the day left to her own devices. She grew lonely of solitaire. Corn hole wasn’t so fun playing by yourself. She even started cheating playing checkers against herself. It was just no fun. Something had to change. The fact that Winnie seemed to suffer from epilepsy with the occasional seizure complicated her care. Winnie’s humans decided to take the difficult step of giving her up with the hopes that she’d find a home with folks around more often. We applaud their tough decision and are delighted with the chance to find her a new fabulous forever home.

What Winnie’s Foster says: Winnie is one laid-back mello-yellow girl! She is very affectionate, house trained (uses our doggie door) and I have yet to hear her bark! She seems selective about where she does “business” - she prefers grass (like most dogs!). We have left her home alone with our dog for a couple of hours and she did not get into any 'trouble' or chew on anything in our house. She could use some leash training and maybe some command training but she does know “sit”. She’ll very politely sit right in front of you to get some affection. Did I say how easy going Winnie is? She is fine with our dog, our cat, and even met our chickens without too much excitement.

What Winnie’s Rescue Rep says: One cutie petutie! Winnie suffered occasional seizures with her former owners, so she likely has some form of epilepsy. For a two-year-old dog, she is pretty darn calm and easy-going.

Medical Information: Winnie is now current on vax, heartworm negative and microchipped. She has been placed on an anti-seizure med to combat the epilepsy. She will be spayed in the near future.

Winnie is located in: Walnut Creek.

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