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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

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

      Cooper

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Cooper is a very friendly, playful, outgoing guy. He gets along well with other dogs. He knows some commands (sit, sit up) but will need an owner who will continue training him. He is a big boy and not fat at all! Cooper got a clean bill of health at the vet May 7th and just needs to stay on Apoquel to control his (apparent) seasonal allergy. He is a nervous car traveler so would be best in a vehicle with a cage.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Hi Everyone! My name is Beau, and I am about a year old. I am part of the Retrievers and Redemption program. My favorite thing to do is carry my ball around. I even sleep with it! I am a little guy, about 50 pounds, and full of energy when it is time to play. I love to play fetch, tug and hide and seek. I have a "Labbie Lean" for sure, I just lean in for some love... I get along with other dogs and don't seem to care much about cats. I am calm and confident and not easily rattled. I could use some leash manners and more basic training since I still try to jump up for attention. If you would be interested in meeting me, please let LEARN know!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Foster Mom says I am the sweetest foster ever!! I do not demand anything, but when you do something for me that I really like to do I will let you know I am happy! Walking on the leash is one of the best things I like to do, and I am really good on the leash. No pulling, tugging, etc. I just like to go for walks. I have not met anyone that I don't like. Everyone makes me happy! Everyone thinks I am between 6-8 years old, and I have a lot of life to give to you. A quieter house would be nice for me. My foster brother is kind of noisy, and my foster sister is a little jealous. They don't really upset me; I would just like a home where I am Queen!
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

      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). 4/23/2018, Just wanted to give a quick update, I had my spa day at the Vet, my teeth are clean and I didn't have any that needed to be removed. I had 5 skin tags and an abscess removed from my neck. The new picture of me in the car is on the way home. Do you see how the fur I have now is so shiny! Also, if you look closely at my back leg you will see that I have so much fur now that I am actually shedding!!! Please ask to meet me, I am such a great boy who will give you 10 fold of love and companionship. All I ask for are belly rubs in exchange. :) ================================================================ 4/17/18, Good Day! I am still here looking for my forever home. I wanted to give you all an update on me. I am currently down to 1/2 an Apoquel each day, and I seem to be doing okay on that dosage. Maybe in a few weeks we will see what happens when I am off it completely! Next Monday I am going to the Vet, and they are going to remove a couple ugly bumps and skin tags and give my teeth a good cleaning. Then when I come give you a hug you can see my pearly whites too! I am a super special guy who will give you nothing but love. I love to play fetch, go for walks and cuddle. Could you be my forever home? ****************************************************************************** 3/5/18, Hello Everyone! I wanted to let you all know that I am about ready to start meeting families who would like to be my forever home! My hair is still patchy and some areas may never grow back, but my personality makes up for it! (I may never win a beauty contest for best coat, but the hair I do have is super soft.) I will have some needs going forward, but if I continue with them, I will be happy and healthy the rest of my life. First and most importantly, NO grains or potatoes in my diet. (I am currently eating Zignature salmon dry food.) 2nd - I am on an allergy medication called Apoquel. Since starting it I have really stopped itching all together. (Steroids and Benadryl were not enough and didn't really help at all.) 3rd - I get fish oil with each meal to help with my skin. Goat's milk has also really made a difference in my hair growth. (I am growing white ones!) I am finally living the life that I should have all along and want to share the rest of my life in a home that will love and care for me. Is that you?? If you want to meet me and learn more about me, please reach out to LEARN. ===================================================================== Update! I know it might not look like much to you, but I am doing WAY better! My skin is softening up, and I am growing hair! I may still may never have a "normal" coat, but compared to where I was, this is a HUGE improvement. My skin isn't red, and I don't itch nearly as much. I can actually sleep without waking up to scratch. My personality is really coming out, too, and I am so happy and sweet. If you sit on the floor I will come up and give you a hug. I know its kinda naughty, but I can't help myself; I just love everyone! I'm still not ready for my forever home, but I just wanted to let you all know how I am doing and that I really appreciated the donations made to LEARN to help me. My treatments aren't cheap, but they are WORKING!!!!! Thank you again! Love, Hairy ****************************************************************************** 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 on 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 who 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 before. I wear a jacket a lot of the time since it's so cold outside, and I don't have any fur to keep me warm. 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 to feeling better. I also get a bath twice a week with special shampoo. I will be here awhile 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 am hoping there may be some people out there willing to help sponsor me since I will be here awhile, and all the care and trips to the Vet to get me 100% are going to be costly. If you can help at all, LEARN and I would really appreciate it. :-) Happy Holidays and New Year! Hairy
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

      Buddy

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). 4/11/18 Buddy got his last two heartworm injections (overnight stay) plus an x-ray for his spine. Everyone at the clinic loved him as he has such a sweet temperament. One Tech said that every time they took him out of the crate to go outside he had to greet everyone he saw and sit on their feet. Buddy has the spine of an older dog. He has arthritis and a couple of bone spurs, and one disc is bulging. Due to the fact that he obviously never got any exercise (so he has no muscle) and a rough beginning, one of his back legs pivots when he walks; he's slow to get up; and doesn't stand when he could sit or lie down. His left rear paw is slow to correct when they bend his paw under, which means he has feeling back there, but it isn't optimum. (He takes the stairs just fine but doesn't know how to jump up into the vehicle.) He'll get his dental done once his heartworm test comes back negative, and then he'll be available for adoption. He doesn't play fetch and can't catch worth a darn. Buddy just wants to be your bestest bud. He loves contact, but knows when to stay out of the way when you're busy. He's an older gentleman with love to give. ~~~~~~~~ 3/16/18 Buddy got his first heartworm injection yesterday. He seems to be doing well but is a little bit droopy today. While being treated, he isn't supposed to do anything that will raise his heart rate. So he is on strict activity restriction for the next two months. Buddy is a laid back, mellow boy who loves people and loves to lightly wrestle with other dogs if they're game. He just wants to be loved, but he knows to leave you alone if you're busy. He will follow you from room to room, even the bathroom. He's gotten better about not being in the way of where you want to walk. Although, when you're in the kitchen prepping food he will lie down in the middle of the floor. Outside, he likes to explore a bit. He's no longer the alarm clock he once was, but he does start to do a soft whine about a half hour before the alarm goes off. He knows the command, "kennel" and is a really good boy about it. He enjoys his crate and will voluntarily go in there to wait for you to finish working. He also knows the nightly routine and will go into his crate without you saying anything. He's never messed his crate. He's learned to sit and wait for his food until you tell him its okay. He's a slow eater, so if you've got chow hounds in your house, you might have to monitor your resident dogs to be sure they don't eat his food. He's pretty dang quiet, rarely ever barks. Because he loves people, and he isn't an exuberant dog, he would be good with kids, even the little ones. He doesn't know how to play fetch, and we haven't had the opportunity to work with him outside due to his exercise restriction since he came into Rescue. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2/2/18 Buddy has been with us a couple of weeks now, but he's got months to go. So far he's shown himself to be a goofy, lovable lug. He's doing much better with his eating (still needs to gain weight) – I think he just felt so crappy when he arrived that he needed the antibiotics to help him feel better. We are working on basic commands, but he loves to be where his people are when he's inside. When he's outside to do his business he explores. Since Buddy is on exercise restriction we can't work on his leash manners. He loves to do some nibbling and light wrestling with my girls. Buddy is built big, and he could clobber my girls if he was so inclined, but he plays pretty gently. He's a funny boy - he has stolen the toy box, with the toys in it, and hauled it into his crate. He likes to hide toys in the crate, too, by burying them under the blankets. His worst faults are that he is a sloppy drinker; he tends to be right where you want to walk; and he's our alarm clock in the morning (usually about an hour before our actual alarm). ~~~~~~~~~ 1/18/18 Buddy went to the Vet today and had a work up. He is positive for Lyme's and has heartworm, an infected canine tooth and a UTI. He started a deep, hoarse coughing on Sunday, and it could potentially be kennel cough as the Bordatella vaccine probably didn't have enough time to prevent it. The swelling and bruising of his genitals is much better. He is wearing a diaper to protect the incision so it doesn't re-open. He started his heartworm treatment today – The antibiotic he's getting to treat his infection will also treat the UTI, potential kennel cough, and Lyme's. Because Buddy's urine had so many crystals in it, the Vet did an x-ray to be sure Buddy didn't have stones – fortunately, he is clear of that. The Vet doesn't want to do a dental until Buddy is clear of the heartworm. He is eating better than he was, but he still isn't eating enough. Hopefully his appetite will continue to increase as the antibiotic has a chance to get into his system, and he feels better. He's a messy eater and drinker. ;-0 ~~~~~~~~~~~ 1/7/18 Meet Buddy. Buddy is about 8 years old whose owner surrendered him to a shelter, and the shelter called us. Buddy is going to be in foster care us for awhile because he has heartworm and is being treated; needs dental work for an infected canine tooth; and has a swollen oil gland near his eye. All indications are that Buddy was an outdoor boy, but he is very mellow and absolutely loves attention. He's good with other dogs, but he is a bit rude with his greeting of them (sniff, sniff, and very snug sniffing in the nether regions). We don't know how he is with cats. He needs some training which we will work on, but he can't get any exercise while he's undergoing treatment for heartworm, which means months of bed rest. Heartworm treatment is expensive and can be very hard on the dog, please consider donating to Buddy's care.
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    • Labrador Retriever Dog For Adoption in Machesney Park, IL, USA

      Odie

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat). Odie is looking for a forever home. He is heartworm positive but is being treated. After he finishes his treatment he will have to be neutered. Odie loves, and I mean LOVES, to play with toys, but he destroys the ones that squeak. He loves to play fetch - but since he is being treated for heartworm we have to keep him inactive. He gets along with his foster brother - but no big interest in playing with him. He would rather play with his toys or be cuddled. He walks well on a leash and knows his basic commands.
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