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Birthday/age: 6 yrs old
Weight: 90 lbs
Energy Level: Average for age
Dogs: Good with small dogs only
Cats: No thanks
House Skills: Good
Leash Skills: Good
Fetch: Would love to try
Swimming: Would love to try
My name is Buttercup and I am 6 yrs old. I am coming to Lab Rescue by no fault of my own. My family surrendered me because they could no longer care for me.
I have just arrived with my wonderful foster family who is letting me settle in as I get used to my new surroundings. So far I have been a good girl in the house, and am very well mannered. I do not have any accidents and am very gentle taking treats.
Medically, I am a healthy girl and up to date with all vaccines and tests. I was having some trouble with my skin but I am currently taking medicine once daily that helps me tremendously.
On leash, I pull for the first few minutes but easily settle. I love to go for walks, and am working on my summer body as I am a little chunky.
I am looking for a home with no other pets. I am okay with small dogs but would prefer to be the only dog in the home. I am great with all people and do not require any time to warm up. I also require a home like a bungalow as I'm not a fan of stairs.
Foster Update as of May 30th:
Buttercup is a wonderful girl. She is doing well and has become quite comfortable as she learns our routines. She is perfect in the house and knows commands like sit, lie down and shake paw.
Sometimes, she likes to tuck herself into small spaces including in the bushes or under tables and chairs.
She also enjoys chasing squirrels and was fascinated by the family of rabbits that were living under our deck. I'm hoping they have moved out now. She used to spend a lot of time patrolling all around the deck trying to sniff them out.
Buttercup isn't particularly interested in playing fetch but she really likes to swim.
We haven't made any more progress using the stairs to our second floor but she seems to have gotten over her hesitation to walk by the stairs to the basement. She still doesn't want to go down them but she will look down if one of us goes to the basement.
She has no problem with steep stairs outside. I'm attaching a photo of some stairs she climbed earlier today with no hesitation. We have noticed that she often slides on her paws (like she doesn't get much traction from her pads) so that may explain her reluctance to walk on our hardwood stairs.
We continue to work on interactions with other dogs outside on walks. She will snarl but we just continue walking and she is fine.