Bobbi - Labrador Retriever (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL

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Organization Name: Labrador Education And Rescue Network
Location: Machesney Park, IL 61115


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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
Tags: Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL
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

More About Labrador Retriever Breed
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL

      Ellie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ~~ON HOLD~~ Stop the Madness: Peanut’s Holiday of Hope Labradors Ellis is extremely scared of everything. She has recently been moved to Board and Train to learn that the world is not such a scary place but she will be on hold while she is there. Once she has learned to trust and be loved she will be looking for her forever home so please be patient but she will get there.
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ******. ON HOLD***** Skeeter is one of the Stop the Madness: Peanut’s Holiday of Hope Labradors My name is Skeeter, and I am about 2 years old. I came into rescue as part of Peanut's Holiday of Hope. I've been to the Vet and am now being treated for worms, Lyme disease and anaplasmosis (a tickborne disease). While I recover from these things I am also going to be learning to be a dog. So I am not ready to be adopted yet . . . just I wanted you to know I was here. ~~~~~~~~ If you have already filled out an application and have been approved to adopt, please email labmatch@labadoption.org if you're interested in adopting me. If you haven't been approved to adopt yet, you can start the process at www.labadoption.org/info/adoption
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). GUESS WHAT???? I am making so much progress at Board and Train that I am going to a foster home to learn how to be a house dog! I am still a few weeks from being ready to meet people but I wanted to let you know that I am making progress and doing well! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sweet Clementine is about 4 years old and probably from a puppy mill since she likes to be in her kennel more than out and about and has had several litters. She is shy but looks for attention and pets. She needs to build confidence and learn to be a dog so she is currently at Board and Train. She will need several weeks there before she will be ready for families to start meeting her. Just wanted to let people know she is here... More pictures and updates to come. 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
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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Yellow Labrador Retriever (short coat). Stop the Madness: Peanut's Holiday of Hope Update 3/2/17: Rocky is available for adoption! He was neutered on 2/22 so just a few more days of no running or jumping. Rocky is looking for a family who will be patient and help him get over his fears. He's still afraid of most people and noises. Especially outside noises. A fenced yard would be best for him. Working with a trainer who specializes in fearful dogs is a must. Rocky has slowly made some progress over the last 2 months. He now likes to hang out with my husband and our 3 dogs. He will even take treats from me and make eye contact. Check out this handsome boys pictures and video! Update 2/5/17: Rocky is doing better. The ear infection and parasites are gone! :-) He is scheduled to be neutered on 2/22. We are working with a trainer who specializes in shy and fearful dogs. Rocky loves to retrieve the tennis ball and run around the back yard! He's very fast!! 12/21/16 This is Rocky! He's part of the Stop the Madness: Peanut's Holiday of Hope rescue. He is about 1 1/2 yrs. and only 54lbs right now, but we expect him to gain weight. Rocky has been with us since December 18th. He has already made some progress. He's eating well and drinking a little more water than he was. For the first few days, we had to carry him in and out of the house, because he had never been in a house and seemed to be afraid of going through the door. Now we can coax him in and out using a leash. He's still afraid of most things including noises and people, because he's never been exposed to them before. However, he does like our other 3 dogs. :-) Right now, his two safe places are the crate and dog bed, and that's where he spends his time. Poor Rocky has anaplasma, Lyme disease, parasites and ear infections. He's being treated for all of them. He will be vaccinated and neutered in the next few weeks. More updates to come! ~~~~~~~~ If you have already filled out an application and been approved, please email labmatch@labadoption.org if you're interested in adopting Rocky. If you haven't been approved to adopt yet, you can start the process at www.labadoption.org/info/adoption
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      Sex: Female Female
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      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat).
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      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ~ON HOLD~ Peanut's Holiday of Hope Puppy: Due to the overwhelming response we've had regarding the puppies, we are no longer accepting applications for them.
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Baby
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ~ON HOLD~ Peanut's Holiday of Hope Puppy: Due to the overwhelming response we've had regarding the puppies, we are no longer accepting applications for them.
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). ~ON HOLD~ Peanut's Holiday of Hope Puppy: Due to the overwhelming response we've had regarding the puppies, we are no longer accepting applications for them.
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      Anya

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). Stop the Madness: Peanut’s Holiday of Hope Labradors Anya is one of the 23 dogs rescued as part of Peanut's Holiday of Hope. She is very sweet and loves to be petted. She gets along fine with my dogs but doesn't like to be "bugged" by them. She is totally clean and quiet in her crate and has done all her pottying outside. She will be on meds for Lyme's disease and worms for a couple more weeks but seem to be feeling fine. She is a bit gimpy on the front end. So a forever family who doesn't want to do a lot of exercise with her would be best. ANYA UPDATE January 2, 2017 Anya is thought to be about 5 years old. Considering those 5 years were spent living outside in the elements with limited, extremely poor quality, if any, food and care, she is as sweet as can be. Anya's forever home would be one that can take her for a few short walks a day or a little play time in the back yard. As mentioned before, extended exercise impacts her joints. Anya needs some love, a couch to spread out on, and lots of stuffed animals. She likes to see how many she can get in her mouth at one time and then makes snoring noises as she carries them around. She's also a fan of playing a little tug. Anya tends to devour her food so it would be best if she had a slow feeder to control how quickly she takes it in. Anya is a good little girl but doesn't know any commands. We start a Manners 101 class in a week but Anya would benefit from continued classes and exposure to new stimulus. She has started to engage a little bit more with her foster brother. She still seems rather indifferent about him in the grand scheme of things but now at least acknowledges him. Anya is also a little famous, see her TV spot... http://www.channel3000.com/news/22-dogs-get-new-lease-on-life-after-being-rescued-from-abusive-home/260051243 ANYA UPDATE February 7, 2017 Sweet Anya had a couple lumps so she made a visit to the vet to have them biopsied. They came back as cancerous so a subsequent surgery was scheduled. Anya is a champ and breezed through surgery and recovery. Anya is now cancer FREE!!! Through it all she never gave up her stuffed animals or her loving disposition. She is done with all her surgical medications and will have her stitches out soon. Anya hasn't had to negotiate steps as her current home is a ranch. She recently stayed a couple night's with friends where she quickly learned how to use the stairs to get to the second floor. She is maneuvering them like a champ! Anya is no longer crated and has free run of the house. She has not bothered anything unless you leave some good eats on the kitchen counter or table. Anya's definition of good eats is quite broad... That said, she hasn't ever taken anything else but the eats. If, for example, you left a blue bag filled with dog training treats for agility class on your kitchen table, Anya wouldn't leave a mark on your blue bag but there would not be a single treat left behind. Anya would love to be an only furbaby so she can have all the attention to herself. She still loves to be pet and cuddled on the couch. 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
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      Blitzen

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Machesney Park, IL
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (short coat). Blitzen is one of the Peanut’s Holiday of Hope Labradors Update:1/25/17. I guess it's time for Blitzen to go to his forever home. Like his foster sister, Flash, he is a chicken who races to his crate the minute he senses danger. He is quite social and funny when he feels secure. And he is very energetic--I guess getting rid of the Lymes and the parasites and having some real food will do that. He barks when he sees me and has a repertoire of cute activities designed to generate attention and treats. He definitely wants to engage. I think this dog is just waiting for his moment. He's still afraid of toys, but he's figured out how to turn his blanket into a very fun, shaggy octopus. So I think the toys are coming. 1/16/17 Blitzen makes me smile every day. Although he is definitely a chicken, he is itching to be a real dog. He recovered beautifully from his surgery--although for a dog who lived outside eating only bread, he sure needed extra painkillers, a heated blanket and homemade food in order to survive the two days post surgery. The antibiotics, parasite medication and surgery have definitely helped him physically. Mentally, he is trying hard to come out of his shell. When he's alone with me, he's rambunctious and playful. As soon as anything new happens, he's back in his shell. I know eventually he will be fine. One heartbreaking moment a few weeks ago brought home the point of his history. A friend brought each of my foster dogs a new toy. Blitzen's was a squeeky, orange octopus. He was terrified! He positively hid. He has no idea how to play with a toy or retrieve. But he knows how to be petted, how to take a treat politely and has almost mastered "sit". In the morning, he races madly around and has taken to nipping me in the behind . When I twirl around to yell at him he sits and activates the cute ears. All I can say is, his new family must think this behavior is funny because I cannot yell at a dog with such cute ears (see video). ~~~~~~~~ about 12/25/16 Blitzen was a mess when he was rescued, but after a couple of weeks of medication and TLC he's coming around. Because he is a monorchid (one testicle did not descend) his neutering surgery will be more extensive--the veterinarian has to retrieve the undescended testicle from his abdomen. Before he could have surgery, he had to have antibiotics for his Lyme disease, as well as parasite medication. SO this Wednesday is the big day. After he recovers from the surgery I expect he will be a lovely pet. He is never going to be a bold dog, but he is quite playful and snuggly with his "people." I think Blitzen has a true Labrador heart; looking for the good and trying to be loyal, despite his fear of the unknown. And when your whole life has been at one place, with one person, everything is unknown. ~~~~~~~~~~ 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.
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