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CANDY 8 -10 Year Old Chocolate Female Lab 90 Pounds, Spayed

Background: Candy was found tethered to a fence and picked up by a shelter in the South Bay, who in turn, contacted rescue. Initially, thought to be pregnant, but it turned out to be a false pregnancy.

What Candy's First Foster Says: Candy was named by her first foster (short for Candystripe) because of the white horizontal stripe on the flap of her right ear. Candy is sweeter than her name. She is easygoing. Always happy to see me when I return home, yet never jumps on people. She loves getting big pets all over.

We walk 1.5 miles, twice a day which she leisurely walks along smelling things as we go. She does not bark on walks or at other dogs. She has seen squirrels and cats with no interest in them. She wants to be with me always or at least know where I am. As I work on my computer, she sleeps on a blanket nearby. She sleeps through the night in his dog bed at the foot of my bed.

I had another Lab stay with us for 3 days and she did not care about sharing her bedroom space and is not food possessive. She does not fetch, but was happy to sneakily take the ball from the dog who fetched it and brought it back. She is one smart dog. She has a wonderful temperament. She is a sweet, gentle loving dog that is well-behaved, potty trained, walks well on a leash, fine with crates, doesn’t mind having baths… Basically as easy going as a dog can be. She will make a wonderful addition to a family. She has so much love to give and is ready to bond with her new family!

What Candy's Rescue Rep and Current Foster Says: We would love to find a home for Candy that has the time to spend with her. She was already abandoned once, and we were lucky enough to bring her into our program and want to make sure she's a welcome member of her forever family. She is a very easygoing girl and seems to always have a smile on her face. She loves to be with people, does well with other dogs, and is great in the car. While she is good with other dogs, if there's another dog in the household, they would need to meet (first) to ensure they're compatible. She does have a tendency to want to hump new dogs and responds to a firm "No," or "Off." We would need to ensure any humping can be tolerated and handled appropriately, e.g. Candy has been around my three dogs, and while she didn't bother humping two of them, she did want to hump one, and he did not like it! This behavior did subside after a couple of weeks. Candy has a wonderful temperament. She is a sweet, gentle loving dog that is well-behaved, potty trained and walks well on a leash. She met a nice indoor cat with a sniff and a wagging tail. She looks forward to her daily walks! She's your typical Lab, friendly, happy, and loves her food! We top her food with some slow-cooked protein (typically turkey) with vegetables, a glucosamine supplement, and mushroom supplement for immunity.

Medical: Candy is up to date on her shots (Rabies, DHPP), is heartworm negative, microchipped, and spayed. The shelter put her at 4-5 years of age, but after a vet visit, we think she is more like 8 -10 years old. Candy has a mass on each of her Adrenal glands. ACTH results: normal, non-functional masses, not producing hormones. 6-week recheck towards the end of May. An adopter could take her to this appt. She, very well, could have had these all along and we just recently discovered them. A recommendation to an adopter would be that they have them checked twice a year.

Located in: San Jose.

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