Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
Age: Est DOB: 2005
Weight: 54 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: Yes
House trained: In Progress- catching on quickly
Adoption Fee: $500
History: Moka needed rescue after living by herself in an outdoor kennel for 5 years- under a camper topper for shelter. This poor girl was desperate for attention. She is very sweet and learning about the good life. Unfortunately at her veterinary appointment we determined she has a mass internally, likely connected to several organs, so we decided not to pursue surgery to remove it. She may have several months or years left- but either way we want to be sure it is the best time of her life. She is hoping to find a family of her own!
A note from the foster:
Moka has really settled in to the “good life!” She is a very affectionate and calm dog who just wants to be close to people and shown affection. She doesawesome with our cat and has not shown any aggression or really any interest in him at all. She likes to play with other dogs, toys, and balls, but she is still a little unsure if it is ok. We make sure that her toys are heavy duty, because she has made short work of some of the cheap toys. She is calm and rarely barks, unless there is a knock at the door. We were able to housetrain her in the matter of a week, but we make sure to take her out before bed, right away in the morning, and after each feeding. She is not a big fan of her kennel/crate yet, but she goes in with a little coaxing and is fine until we get home. She knows the sit command and we are currently working on stay, and how she walks on a leash. She wants to pull, but takes corrections well. One of her favorite thing to do is jog alongside her human, stretch her legs, and feel the wind in her hair! She is a bit older, and doesn’t require more than a couple shorter walks/jogs per day.
I believe Moka would fit many types of households, but would probably do best with someone who works from home or can spend more time with her around. Because of her situation before rescue, she isn’t a big fan of being left alone. She is very gentle, quiet, and calm and I think she would love a fenced yard to freely sniff around and be a dog. A household with another calm dog may be nice, as well, and help teach her how to be a carefree dog again.