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Lela Labrador Retriever Mix Boiling Springs, PA
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Prefers a home without
- Cats, children.
Lela has been with her foster family since March. She is a “young” 2 - full of energy and spunk. She is always sweet ?. Lela’s most favorite things are going anywhere in the car and taking walks. Lela had a ruff start to life and is slowly being introduced to the world outside her foster home. Lela continues to learn rules and manners. She is eager to please and food motivated which helps! Lela is no longer fearful of the crate and sleeps in hers every night although we still think she would do best being left alone no more than 5 hours a day. Lela would love a family of her own who can give her the time and attention she needs to reach her full potential.
Lela has been in her current foster home for 3 months. When she first arrived in her foster home, Lela was fearful of being crated. She has made great strides and now goes into her crate for a treat without any problem. Sometimes Lela’s foster family even catches her taking a nap in her crate when things are quiet. Despite her progress with the crate, Lela needs a home where she will not be left alone for the majority of the day (perhaps 4 hours maximum).
At 2 years old Lela is energetic and enjoys running in the yard with the two dogs in her foster home. She would do best in a home with an active family who can provide her with the exercise she needs. Lela enjoys being the alpha and may not do well with other dominant dogs. Lela gets along well with the two older children in the home, who continue to help teach her social manners. Because Lela is still learning manners (such as not jumping up when she is excited to see people) we do not believe she would do well in a home with small children. Lela has a high prey drive and would not do well in a home with cats either.
Lela loves a good belly rub and in her foster home enjoys snuggles with people and dogs. For all she has been through in her 2 years she has shown a lot of resilience. This smiley, sweet girl is patiently waiting for a family of her own to continue to teach her and build her trust in people.
Posted 2/23/2019. Lela didn’t ask to be abandoned like the trash she was left behind to eat in order to survive. She did nothing to deserve such cruelty.
We will never know (or understand) why anyone would leave her behind. And we can only imagine what it must have felt like to see the humans who brought her to their home drive away..never to return for her.
Lela was brought to a shelter in the south by a neighbor. She’s had a tough start having been transferred to a Pennsylvania shelter, then into a foster home. Lela is very sweet, curious and acts appropriately for a dog her age. She is interested and wants to play.
Because moving around so much can be stressful, we hope to find Lela a quiet home with active family members or a person who will exercise, walk and help her continue to experience more social manners and settings. Lela is an energetic girl. She needs plenty of daily exercise and someone who can give her lots of attention. She will not do well in a crate home alone all day.
Having a playful, well socialized dog her size would be a bonus. We aren’t sure about cats at this point, but can have her evaluated if someone wants to help her.
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Pet ID: Kendra Gottshall
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- Labrador Retriever
- Red / Chestnut / Orange
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