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HOPE: 1.5 year old spayed purebred yellow female Lab 60 lbs

Background: Hope was adopted as a puppy from a breeder by a woman with a 12 year old son who was home every other week. Hope learned to become protective of the owner when the son was there, which resulted in a nip on the son’s hand (no stitches.) The owner decided to surrender the dog to GGLRR.

What Hope's Rescue Rep says: Lab Rescue subsequently had fosters who stepped in to foster her. After two months, they loved her and adopted her. Hope was able to do many things that she had never done before. She would take daily long walks and hikes. They discovered that she loved to go swimming and she even went mountain biking with her owner. She was a happy, thriving dog. After living with Hope for six months, she began to show symptoms of anxiety. She would try and nip at the owner when he would do something like drying her off with a towel after swimming. They would take her to dog parks and she loved all dogs until recently. The owners have a young grandson and called Lab Rescue as they feel they can no longer keep her. Lab Rescue is currently trying to get Hope in to see a dog behaviorist to get an accurate diagnosis.

Hope is an affectionate dog. She is calm and good in the house as long as she has had enough exercise. She is not destructive, sleeps through the night on her dog bed and is housebroken. She rides well in the car. Hope is focused and intense on whatever she is doing. She is a true retriever, obsessed with fetching the ball and loves to swim. This dog needs a “job”, perhaps hunting or nose work. Lab Rescue is looking for someone with a lot of land and who understands that she cannot be around other dogs, at least not now. No cats or kids in the home. We are looking for someone who has had Lab experience raising a young teenage Lab with challenges. Hope needs a strong leader to be the alpha not only in strength but to be her leader.

Medical: Hope is spayed, up to date on vaccinations, heartworm negative and microchipped.

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