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Cupcake ~9-month-old female black Lab mix 40-lbs Not yet spayed

Background: Yet another young dog found as a stray on the streets of Contra Costa County. No one came looking for her at the shelter. She requested to join the Lab Rescue program by passing her evaluation with flying colors... and we were delighted to take her in.

What Cupcake's Foster Says: Cupcake (aka Sylvie)) is a sweet, petite, black Lab mix with a streak of white “frosting” from her chin to her chest and some white splattered on her toes. She is a very mellow girl around the house, but still basically a young untrained pup, she has a lot of enthusiasm to run and retrieve outdoors. She has settled into our home with ease, sleeping quietly through the night, housetrained and enjoying fetching a ball in the backyard and playing with toys or a bone in the house. Not much of a puller on leash, unless she sees another dog she would like to meet, Cupcake enjoys exploring at the park each morning and an afternoon walk around the neighborhood. She knows Sit and Shake and is working on Come, Stay, and Down. She is deferential to her humans indoors and takes direction (or redirection) very well. Cupcake is getting along well with our older lab at home and is very excited to meet other dogs of all shapes and sizes. While not aggressive with dogs off leash, while on leash she can be a bit reactive, vocal and overly exuberant if she can’t immediately meet the other dog. She likes to meet people as well and can be a little jumpy. She also likes to jump on the furniture, and is still exploring the world a bit too much with her mouth, chewing on unauthorized things like socks, shoes, wood, etc. A gem of a dog, Cupcake is a wonderful small Lab with a very sweet personality and a lot of enthusiasm. With obedience and leash training she will be perfect for a family that would like a smaller dog with a big Lab personality.

What Cupcake's Rescue Rep Says: Skip the soup. Pass on the salad. Who needs a stinkin' entree? Goes right for the dessert! This sweet delight showcases all that is yummy in a young dog. Cupcake will need solid human guidance to learn the basics; obedience class would be great for her. She would love to live with another dog of equal size and energy. No idea how Cupcake is with cats. Her size is wonderful for folks in search of a smaller dog -- we don't think she'll grow to more than 50 pounds. No idea what she is mixed with. Who wants a Cupcake?

Medical: Healthy, Current on vaccinations. Microchipped. Spayed.

Located In: El Cerrito.

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