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Libby ADOPTED:) Labrador Retriever Mix Waverly, IA
- Black, White / Cream
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
- Prefers a home without
- Adoption fee
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Meet Libby ADOPTED:)
Here is the Dog Application that you can copy and paste into a browser: https://fs17.formsite.com/waverlypetrescue/form028182466/index.html
Libby was a stray in Bremer County, Iowa. Her owner was found but they could not take her back. So Waverly Pet Rescue took her in. She is now up to date on shots, dewormed, treated with Frontlline, tested heartworm negative, started on heartguard and spayed.
Libby is about 10-months old and weighs about 40 pounds. We were told from the vet that she knows sits and shakes. Libby is a very high energy dog. She is also very sweet.
The WPR Foster home who was planning to take Libby was concerned about the 'Extremely High Energy'... (It's odd that the vet stresses that she is Extremely High Energy... How 'High Energy' is she??.. is she going to run world record marathons?).
The foster home she is staying with has 2 dogs (a 80lbs male lab mix and a 35lbs female mix).. Plus several cats who are dog friendly. The foster home has a large fenced in yard where the dogs are free to run outside as much as they want, and also open spaces to run inside as well.
Libby has been at the foster home for about 3 weeks, we've had to work through some potty training issues and the cone had to be on for longer than expected since the surgical site was slow to heal between her level of activity an insistence on licking the site every time she could. But it's all healed up and cone has been off for a day.. Plus no accidents in the last couple of days..
Here is a rundown of how the first 3 weeks went.
Libby came into the foster home and met both dogs, the introductions went well, and Libby did well with the cats. The biggest struggle was the cone she had to wear from the surgery. She did have a lot of energy, but seemed more like she didn't previously have a way to run it out, and was in a constant state of excitement.
She spent most of the first night panting constantly, always alert and ready to react to any movement we or the dogs made... But she was able to go out in the yard and run as hard as she wanted with our dogs.
By the next morning, the panting stopped and she was starting to relax. We started working through potty training, but I think its a combination of accidents due to excitement.. low bladder capacity due to the surgery, and lack of prior training. Still very active and excited. but there were periods of sleep..
She is starting to figure out potty outside, but still needs to learn how to tell us she needs to go... or she goes out side, but she's so excited she forgot why she needed to go out.. and accident when she gets back in.
By the end of the week she is becoming a lap dog and very affectionate.. starting to play with toys more.. she loves to chew on soft things.. like slippers and socks.
Week 2, still with the cone.. doing well potty accidents maybe once a day.. other than that well behaved.. still high energy but not overwhelming.
Week 3.. just took the cone off and no accidents in the last several days.. she knows how to get our attention to go outside, but she doesn't like to go outside on her own.
She is doing really well with the other dogs and the cats.. she will chase the cats somewhat, but not aggressively. She is becoming a very affectionate lap dog. Still very active.. loves to play.. would do well with kids / teens who are good with dogs.. (may not do so well with babies/toddlers since she is so energetic).
She can run fast so a fenced in yard is a must... and having another dog that loves to play would be good for her so they can focus their energy on each other.
1/3/21 UPDATE: Libby has been living in a foster home for about 3 months, and everything has been going fine. She is still doing great with the other dogs and cats.
Her high energy really levels out when she has another high energy dog to play with. She loves to play tug with a rope, and she is starting to learn to catch a ball.
She has been very affectionate to us and enjoys laying on the chair with us.
ere are a few observations about Libby.
1: With her high energy, she may not be a good companion for an older dog, or a very small dog.
2: If she is coming to a house with cats and no dogs, she needs to be properly (SLOWLY) introduced.. which could take at least a week. Don't expect her to come into the house and everyone to get along. It is best to setup the cats with their own rooms using baby gates and give the cats parts of the house, and give Libby parts of the house, and they will slowly get to know each other. Libby may chase the cats out of curiosity, but has never shown any signs of aggression at the foster home.
3: If you already have a high energy dog, (as long as they get along and play well with each other) adding another high energy dog to the house is not necessarily twice the commitment from you to keep them both occupied. They will likely keep each other occupied most of the time, and have less energy since they are playing together on a regular basis wearing each other out.
Potty training is about 99%... She knows she needs to go out side to potty, she knows to tell us when she needs to go, she can stay in the crate for up to 8 hours without an accident.. But if she is out of the crate, and needs to go, and can't get your attention (like your taking a nap and don't wake up when she tries to get your attention... accidents happen.)...
Will someone please adopt Libby and give her a forever home? $195.00 adoption fee.
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All animals see a vet for shots and normal exams. If they appear healthy and there are no obvious health concerns, then extensive testing is not done. This is normal procedure for pet rescues and shelters.
Waverly Pet Rescue puts a lot of money into medical care for each dog and cat we take in. $350 is the average cost for basic care. This does not include if the animal had an injury, required extra flea / ear mite treatments, or needed extra days at the vet office.
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