- Age 1 year
- Sex Female
- Size TBD (~ 60ish lbs)
- Fixed Yes
- House Trained Yes
- Foster Parent(s) Not Available
Violet is as sweet as her name. She is a bright, beautiful young Labrador. She appears to be a purebred polar white/cream Lab with her light coat, darker ears and natural eyeliner around her eyes. Violet is loving her new adopted state, spending days hanging out in the backyard with one of her foster brothers, napping next to her foster person while she works during the day, chewing on dog toys, and then taking a post dinner walk around the neighborhood for lots of steps and sniffs. She may look like a fully grown Labrador, but she still has puppy energy that manifests in the early morning after breakfast and in the evenings after dinner. Violet wants to be everybody’s best friend she meets – human or canine. She sleeps very well in her crate at night ~ not a peep until the morning when she hears everyone’s alarms. She then likes to remind us she is still there. She does well riding in cars, but needs to be buckled in as she likes to roam into the front seat. Violet is a water dog. We haven’t seen her in a large body of water yet, but she enjoyed her first bath outside and loves to drink from the hose. So far she has not chewed anything not meant for dogs, but enjoys moving shoes around the house and carrying things in her mouth. Violet has already seen two vets since arriving – one for her well check with shots and an orthopedist to check out her hips. She sits in an unusual way, which is a result of a little hip dysplasia. The orthopedist cleared Violet for normal activity, but recommended she be on fish oil and Dasuquin to help slow the progression of arthritis in her hips. Violet is looking for a forever home that can commit to keeping her on these preventative supplements and monitor/support any changes in her mobility down the road.
More info about Violet
Other Dogs ▼
Her foster home includes two foster brothers - one senior Lab, who prefers NOT to socialize with the foster dogs, and a younger Lab mix, who is now her BFF! Violet is smaller than the younger dog in the home, but is an equal match with energy! She is extremely nimble and much faster. Both have done well regulating the pace of play.
TBD, Current foster home does not have cats.
Her current foster family includes a teenager, so we haven't seen her yet with small children. Based on her age though, older children are recommended as she still has the puppy energy with the full size body.
Violet does OK with a harness, but does pull. She is getting better about engaging with the person she is walking with (treats as rewards for responding) so that she stops pulling. She is very strong, but is a sport size Labrador. Violet is curious about people and other dogs we pass, but not reactive.
Where I'm from ▼
Violet came from Ogallala, Nebraska. Her person loved her very much, but knew she could not provide the life that Violet needs. Family members in her previous home are dealing with severe medical challenges, and there is not enough time for Violet.