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Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

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Organization Name: Labrador Education And Rescue Network
Location: Machesney Park, IL
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Breed: Labrador Retriever
Gender: Female Female
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Bobbi

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Yellow
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/24/2016
Location: Machesney Park, IL 53528
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Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Natural/Uncropped
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Not Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Needs Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Crate Trained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Cold Sensitive
  • Ongoing Medical Care Needed

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). Bobbi is part of the Stop the Madness group - Operation Sunday Labs 11/1/2016 Bobbi continues to do well with our dogs and cats and she loves her routines. Recently, I was home for two months and noticed that she had fewer accidents in the house because I was there to let her outside more often. So, it is very possible that she would do well in a home with someone who is there all the time or only gone for short periods. Another LEARN volunteer saw Bobbi and commented that she is so cute and she looks healthy. It’s true, she is healthy, her coat is soft, and she’s at an ideal weight of 40#. She’s like a miniature Labrador. If you have already filled out an application and have had a home visit, email labmatch@labadoption.org. If you haven't done these things please start the process at www.labadoption.org/info/adoption ~~~~~~~~~~ 12/7/15 Update: Bobbi is the last of the Stop the Madness – Operation Sunday Labs dogs. She's been in foster care for over a year now… 1) What's her current weight? 40# 2) Is she still cautious when meeting new people? She’s a little shy, but warms up. 3) Does she play with toys yet? Only a tennis ball occasionally. 4) What about playing with other dogs, other than running with them? She doesn’t play much. 5) Has she learned any basic obedience? If so, what? How well? She is getting better at her recall. She responds about ½ the time. She does not understand sit, stay. She does okay on a long lead. She seems to understand ‘kiss’ and will seek me out to nuzzle & snuggle. The two things she has down 100% are her meal times and treat times. She comes running for both. :-) ~~~~~ 5/7/15 & 8/25/15 Beautiful Bobbi is up for adoption! She needs a special family .. one that is patient & understands that she has a neurological condition. Due to this condition, Bobbi may never be completely house-trained. However, set routines & human awareness of her cues does help considerably. As of 8/25/15, she is doing better with house training in that she often comes to us when she wants to go outside. And she has used her canine foster siblings to learn how to get outside & what to do when she's out there. We are certain she will continue to improve. Bobbi has come out of her shell a little bit and now comes to us for attention. She loves a hug and a kiss any time of the day. She does approach many things with her mouth and can nibble on fingers & toes accidentally. A home with little kids probably isn't ideal. Bobbi doesn’t mean any harm; there isn’t a vicious cell in her body. Bobbi paces in circles around our living room when it's time for a meal. She loves her food! When she hears the treat door open, she comes running for her share. Bobbi never barks even when other dogs are barking! She gets along with other dogs and with cats! She has partially learned how to walk on a long leash and really enjoys walks outside around the neighborhood. She will play with one of our dogs by running with her. She will sometimes chase a tennis ball and pick it up. She will carry around a stick or acorn or leaf as her prized possessions. Bobbi is such a sweet & curious little girl. When you look into those beautiful brown eyes, you know she appreciates having a warm bed, good food, and human attention. ~~~~~~~~ 11/17/14 Bobbi arrived yesterday with the transport of 11 Labs from a retiring breeder. She is 2 years old, about 40 pounds and has lived her life outside. She was nervous when arriving from transport and wasn't thrilled about getting her bath, but she put up with it and took the handling well. She was more than willing to accept attention from the people around her and didn't shy away from you. Initial reports earlier this week suggested that she may be blind or deaf. After meeting her, we believe she can see and hear, at least partially. She may have a neurological disorder because her gait is unusual, and she has trouble finding treats & food even though she can smell them. She actually wagged her tail this morning, and that brought tears to my eyes. She’s a very timid, quiet girl who just wants to hide or find a soft bed to sleep on. She has seen two of our dogs chasing each other around the yard, and they tried to get her to join in as they zoomed past her, but she wasn’t ready for that. We are certain our dogs will show her how to play as they’ve done with other fosters. Stayed tuned for more updates as we help Bobbi acclimate to indoor life, and we get her evaluated medically. Thanks to everyone for making this transport & rescue happen. Bobbi is safe, and she is free; it doesn’t get any better than that. ~~~~~ 11/18/14 I am happy to say that Bobbi chased a tennis ball for me yesterday:) She wasn't sure how to pick it up, but eventually very daintily grabbed the fur and carried it a few feet. :-) She is also understanding that there is warmth inside (her teeth chatter every time we're outside), and that is a great motivator to get her to come in. She very much prefers it to be her decision to come inside and not be coerced or tricked into it, so I ask my dogs to 'go inside,' and she has learned to follow. It is amazing how my pack has included her. Another first! . . . Bobbi chose to sleep on the same dog bed as one of my dogs. Sounds small, but it was huge! ~~~~~~ 11/24/14 Bobbi saw our Vet on Friday. She is 40 pounds and heartworm & lyme negative. She is positive for anaplasma and whipworms which we're treating with Minocycline & Panacur respectively. She has a slight heart murmur. She is either at the end of a heat cycle or just coming into one. Our little adventure to the Vet was interesting. I helped Bobbi in the car, and she hid down on the floor. She tried to wedge her head under the seat. I had to pick her up to get her out once we were at the clinic. Outside of the car, she was okay standing still or wandering (on leash), but when I tried to direct her to the building entrance, she went the other direction. I ended up having to pick her up and carry her inside. Neurologically, it was clear right away to the clinic staff that Bobbi has something going on in her neck or head causing her to react slower than normal. She runs with her front legs outstretched, and she can smell treats but can't always find them, so she uses her nose to touch them before picking them up. She can track movement and noise most of the time. She also paces in circles around people and around a room; often for up to an hour before she will settle down for a nap. Bobbi follows the leads of my dogs when moving in and out of the house, but she does not engage with them much. She is getting very good at the two steps in and out of the house. She no longer requires that we go out first; she will follow our dogs and then turn to see if we are behind her. She will not go outside without us, and sometimes she will not go out at all. Bobbi does occasionally nap with our dogs on a dog bed, not touching them, but near them. Bobbi will chase a tennis ball, but doesn't really know what to do with it when she gets it. She has a very healthy appetite and eats everything she's given; it just takes her longer than most dogs as she seems to be feeling the food with her nose first. In general, she's a quiet, little girl who is trying hard to adapt to life indoors with people and other dogs. The little victories along the way tell us that she is capable of learning and that she is happy to be warm & have a consistent source of food. She doesn't like a lot of touch, but she does come looking for it and then nervously moves away when it is offered. She has allowed us to give her a quick hug or kiss. She follows us around the house like our shadow. She's a very sweet girl. Our Vet is putting together a summary, and it may include a recommendation to see a neurologist. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12/16/14 Bobbi was evaluated by a neurologist recently. The plan is to have an MRI and spinal tap in early January. She continues to be a quiet girl who really enjoys living indoors. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 12/22/14: Bobbi and I were at UW Vet School on 12/10 for a consult. The recommendation is to move forward with an MRI and spinal tap on 1/5/15. They agree there is something neurological of concern and it's in the upper neck or brain. Presently, Bobbi is doing okay. She gets excited for treats and meals and jumps around like a pup when it's time to eat. She has started trying to play with our dogs, but she's unsteady when she runs & jumps, so she hasn't quite gotten the hang of it. She is building some muscle strength & stamina from her quick little runs around the yard. She often prefers to be alone in a bedroom sleeping on a dog bed, but we don't let her hide like that for very long. There are times when she will join all of us and will settle on a dog bed with 2 or 3 of our dogs. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1/27/15 Bobbi's MRI and spinal tap was re-scheduled. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Early February 2015: Bobbi and I were at the UW Vet School on Monday (2/2). The diagnosis for Bobbi is brain atrophy & hydrocephalus. The cause is unknown except that they don’t think it’s trauma-related. It could be congenital. One of the potential causes is ‘storage disorder’. It has to do with the inability of the cells to metabolize nutrients normally, so the nutrients build up in the cells & the cells die off. The imaging of Bobbi’s brain shows it is a little smaller than normal & it’s probably due to atrophy. If Bobbi has storage disorder, there is no cure, and she won’t get better. The Vet school did a cystoscopy to get a urine sample while Bobbi was anesthetized. That has been sent for screening for metabolic disorders. They expect results in about 2 weeks. The results may help further define things or may not. The hydrocephalus might just be a by-product of the brain atrophy. As the brain shrinks, there is more space & there are more pockets for spinal fluid to fill in. Spinal tap was normal. Late February 2015: I contacted the Vet school to inquire about results of Bobbi's urine metabolic screening and was told it was normal, and it’s unlikely that Bobbi has storage disorder. They said it could still be a structural abnormality in the brain on a cell level that does not show up on the MRI. They do not suggest further testing. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ If you think you might be interested in meeting/adopting Bobbi please fill out an adoption application and have a home visit first. – if you have already done these things you can email L.E.A.R.N. and get on her potential family list.

Labrador Retriever

A.K.A. : Labrador, Lab
Overview: The Labrador Retriever is probably America's favorite dog. He is playful (well into his adult years) and is often seen as a lifelong friend.
Breed Group: Sporting
Weight (lbs): male: 65-80, female: 55-70
Height (in): male: 22-24, female: 21-23
Colors: Solid black, yellow, or chocolate.
Coat: It should be short, straight and very dense, giving a fairly hard feeling to the hand. The Labrador should have a soft, weather-resistant undercoat. A slight wave down the back is permissible.
Character: Labrador Retrievers are obedient, sociable, and affectionate. Loyal dogs, they have a very playful nature ' even into adulthood.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children, other dogs, and most household pets. They are not considered to be great watch dogs, however.
Care: The Labrador Retriever requires weekly brushing, though twice weekly brushing is needed during times of shedding.
Training: This breed learns very quickly and is always eager to please. Training is quite easy.
Activity: The Labrador Retriever can easily adapt to the exercise level of your family, but actually needs a lot of exercise, including long walks and field sports.
Country of Origin: Canada
Health Issue: This breed is prone to hip and elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, and other eye disorders.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). Rudy is on HOLD 1/1/18: Quick update on Rudy from his Foster mom... Rudy is doing pretty well. He's up to 52 lbs... WOOT WOOT! After his setback, he was on 2 antibiotics and prednisone. He has been doing great and eating really good! He is done with his antibiotics now, and he saw the orthopedic doctor on the 29th. After a thorough examination, the doctor is still not seeing anything specific wrong, other than some minor tenderness in his spine. (Oh, if only they could talk to you) The plan moving forward is to wean him off the steroid and see how he does. If he shows any sign of a setback, we will need to move forward with the MRI of his spine. The doctor wants him off the steroid for at least a week before they perform the MRI, so that they can also take fluid from around the spine to check for inflammation. There is still a chance that this is all related to him being severely emaciated, and will improve with more muscle gain... So fingers crossed... On a lighter note, doc said his weight looks good, he just needs to build more muscle. And for that we are continuing his swim lessons. He's doing really well with that now, though I don't think he's "thrilled" with it... :) Thank you to all that donated for his lessons... We really appreciate it! Rudy is a really sweet, easy going, low maintenance, velcro dog... I don't think he's ever going to be a fanatic retriever, but he will fetch his hollee roller and bring it back, as long as he doesn't have any competition from the rest of my crew. If you'd like to donate to his ongoing care, please visit our website: http://www.labadoption.org/ 12/11/17 Hi Folks…Rudy checkin’ in again to let you know how I’m doing. I’m feeling A LOT better! Foster mom says all my blood work came back normal. Phew, thats a relief! … So for right now, I’m finishing up my icky pills. Actually, truth be told, I don’t really mind taking them, cause I get a really yummy thing called a satin ball when foster mom gives the pills to me. I will go for a followup appointment when I am all done with all the medicine,and if the docs think I need an M RI, then the awesome folks at L.E.A.R.N. will have one done. In the meantime, foster mom says I’m getting stronger, and stronger every day since my “incident.” I haven’t had any episodes, as foster mom calls them, for over a week now, and I’m back to trotting around the yard with a toy in my mouth. Have I mentioned that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Hollee Rollers? I overheard foster mom say that she is starting to think that she let me over do it the day before my incident and my muscles were just super sore the next few days…I dunno, maybe, but I also heard her say she’s going to be talking to the doctor about that possibility, when we go back to WVRC. So today I got to do something fun… Well at least I enjoyed it towards the end…Foster mom took me swimming!!! She said that it will help me work my muscles without any impact. So you know what I’d REALLY REALLY love for Christmas??? More swim lessons!! So, if anyone would like to donate to my Christmas present, that would be totally awesome! Foster mom says, she’ll let me update again after my follow up appointment…Till then, I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL Holiday season! I know I will… Rudy out… 11/30/17 Howdy everyone! Rudy checking in…So, it seems that I’ve had what foster mom calls a “set back”. On Sunday, I suddenly lost my ability to stand and walk…Foster mom, was very worried, so she took me to this place called WVRC. I had 2 docs check me out. I heard foster mom call one an Ortho something and the other was a Neuro something…The Ortho doc noticed that I have some tenderness in my lumbar…. whatever THAT is, but he didn’t think that was what was causing my problem, and the Neuro doctor mentioned something about a neuromuscular something or other. Anyway, they drew some blood and sent it out for testing, and I came home with foster mom. I’ve been taking some medication, and I’m mostly back to my old self…Foster mom says I’m keeping her guessing…(who doesn’t like a little mystery in their life, right? ) Just today, I heard her talking to someone on the phone, and she said that if all the tests come back negative, the next step will be something called an MRI of my spine… sounds scary (and expensive )…but I’m tough, I can handle it. So that’s what’s going on with me right now…no worries though, because foster mom and L.E.A.R.N. are taking super duper care of me!! 11/15/17 Hey Everyone! Rudy here! Foster mom says I need to update ya'll on how I'm doing. Well, I think I'm great! I've been hanging with my foster siblings for a little over 6 weeks now, and I'm having a blast! I love to wrestle pretty hard with Bogart, but he gives it back. So we play really well. Bailey - I just chase around the yard when he's playing fetch... And well Gypsy, I pretty much just leave her alone. Foster mom says she's old, and I'd be wise to steer clear of her, so I do. :) Foster mom, says I'm smart that way and know when to behave... My foster mom picks me up every few days (don't really care for that) to step on this thing with numbers. Don't know what that's all about, but she always says "Good boy Rudy Mcfruity" when she puts me down. And today I heard her tell foster dad that I'm up to 47 pounds! Guess I'm doing something right. :) So, lately I've been noticing foster mom watching me closely when I'm running around the yard...Today she took me for a car ride... we ended up at the Vet's office!!! (gasp) Actually, I don't really mind it there. I love everyone, even my Vets! Anyway, I digress.... Doc messed with my back end some, and then decided to lay me out flat on a table and wanted me to stay still. How humiliating... and it seems it was all for nothing! Everything on my back end looks ok. I heard the doc tell foster mom that my knees, hips and spine look good. There was something about my back end having a bit of a curve to it, but that could just be from poor nutrition. Doc told foster mom that I just don't have good conformation (whatever THAT is) and am a little bowlegged. I heard foster mom say that's what gives me my character and charm... Well, of course I'm charming. :) The last thing I heard doc say is that I should keep running around to keep building more muscle. I can DO THAT!! It looks like I'm gonna be hanging with my foster siblings for a few more months. I still have some weight to put on, but I can dig that cause I get all kinds of awesome treats and stuff during the day.... Oh ya, and foster mom is going to post a picture with a side-by-side of my intake photo and then the other day. She says that because she sees me everyday, it's hard for her to see a difference in me, and she needed to be reminded. 'Til next time... Rudy out! 10/14/17 Rudy saw the Vet this past Thursday. His blood work was all good. His stool sample was negative for all parasites, but we will do another recheck in a few weeks because of the different types that showed up in his first blood work. Other than needing to put on weight, he is a healthy, happy dog! He will be with us 2 weeks tomorrow, and he’s put on just about 4 lbs. He continues to be a sweet, easy going dog. 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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). ***Update! I am doing much better with my confidence and basic training. I think that I am ready to start meeting potential families! If you are interested in me please let LEARN know!*** Hello there! My name is Brock. I am probably a little over a year old and full of energy! I am such a baby still that I need to have a bit more training before I am ready to go to a forever home. I need to work on learning my name and recall. I also need leash work and following through when asked to sit (the first time). I am a super happy boy who loves everyone 2-legged and 4-legged. I ride really well in the car and LOVE to fetch and play tug. Even after I've had a bit more time to learn some manners, I will still need to go to one or two training classes with my new owners to make sure that I continue to grow into the good boy I can surely be. I just wanted to let you know that I am here. Please wait a bit, though, to let LEARN know you are interested in me. I will make another update when I am ready to start meeting families.
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      Hairy Houdin...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Hello, my name is Hairy Houdini (get it? my hair disappeared?!?!). And boy did I get a Christmas Miracle! I was found as a stray on the side of the road in Illinois. The first vet I saw said that there was no hope for me and to put me down but the people didn't listen and called LEARN! I came in with almost no hair on my body other than my head, my skin is almost a callus and I itch ALL THE TIME!!! Since being in LEARN, I have been to a different vet that said that we can for sure get me feeling better but we don't know how much, if any hair will grow back. I am already doing better, I still itch but not like I did. I wear a jacket a lot of the time since its so cold out and I don't have any fur to keep me warm and boy am I handsome in it! I am always happy to see people and love any attention you give me. I am currently on grain free food, fish oil, allergy medication and a couple others to get me on the right path of feeling better. I also get a bath twice a week with special shampoo. I will be here a while they tell me (and I am ok with that) it could be several months until we are able to really get a handle on my issues. But I wanted to let you know that I am here and I will give updates from time to time. Also I was hoping there may be some people out there willing to help sponsor me since I will be here a while and all the trips to the vet and care is going to be costly to get me 100%. If you can help at all LEARN and I would really appreciate it. Happy Holidays and New Year! Hairy
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      Buck

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). ***Just wanted to remind you that I am here and waiting for a home. I recently found the crates at the center and I really like them. I don't need it because I get into trouble but I like to be in them for relaxing, I crawl in and lay down with no issue. So I would love to have a crate in my forever home. (It will need to be a big one) Good Day! My name is Buck. I am about 5 or 6 years old and probably part Great Dane. I am a tall, gentle guy. I like to play with other dogs, but I don't care much for fetch. I ride well in the car and let you trim my nails with no complaints as long as there are some treats involved. I am very food-motivated and can probably learn just about anything you want to teach me as long as you have some reward for me. I will nicely sit by your feet while you watch TV and snuggle up on cold evenings. And I will walk anywhere you want. Considering how big I am I have great leash manners and hardly pull at all. If you think you would like to meet me, please contact LEARN!
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

      Cocoa

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Cocoa is one of the nicest dogs we have had the pleasure to foster. She has a "Mother" quality to her that has a calming effect on our current other foster, Kiki, and our previous rescue, Reggie. She will take toys and food from the other dogs, but demonstrates no aggression or has ever shown teeth. She will sit at our feet when she needs to go outside or if the water dish is empty/dirty. She has torn up some boxes and gotten into the recycling container. She has also carried a full bottle of ice tea. So supervision is recommended when she is out of the crate. She has no problem being crated and will curl up and sleep or chew on the proper chew toys/bones. We initially thought she could not bark, but in the last couple of weeks, she has barked once or twice from excitement or to respond to a neighbor's dog. She is a very quiet dog and would make a great addition to a family who is willing to work on her walking on leash. (She pulls and wanders on the walk).
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