Breed: Labrador Retriever
I’m Britton (#3702) and am ready for my forever family! I was found as a stray in Salem but my foster family knows I once had a family because I have some training and know sit and stay, and I will sit patiently for my food until given release command. I don’t really know “come” well but I have been working on it!!
My foster mom calls me her “wild child” but that’s because I’m just so happy to be playing, especially with other dogs. (I have three Golden Retriever foster siblings!) Speaking of dogs, I need to be in a home with another dog, preferably larger and younger. I can’t be crated or left completely alone because I get too anxious but having another dog around calms me. I also play a bit rough wrestling so a more active dog friend would be best. I love walks. I pull my foster mom in my harness so get a double leash with her but walk like a gem with my foster dad.
From Britton’s foster mom: Brit is a sweet pup that had a rough start. She doesn’t like to be alone, but with another dog in the house she does great! She also can’t be crated. She is good with cats (she had tried chase them but my Main Coons will chase back so that isn’t happening as often now, but she’s gentle around them). She will benefit from a puppy behavior class, at a minimum, or more! She tries to jump on people but we are working on down and she’s starting to respond and understand. Britton is bright and needs stimulation and lots of exercise!! You throw a racquetball and she will retrieve it until your arm falls off!
August pupdate from me (Britton): Since I’ve been in foster care, I am really starting to learn from other dogs. I’m not so wild any more, although I do get the zoomies and my buddy Penny and I race together! I LOVE TO FETCH and I’ll bring the ball back, but sometimes want to hang on to it. I was testing my boundaries and did some naughty puppy chewing BUT I am much better about not doing that now. In the evenings after we’ve played fetch and raced, we get to settle down. When my foster dad is on the couch, I want to be there with him. I love snuggles!
August update from Britton’s foster mom: Britton tested us a little. She really hadn’t been a true puppy, but she finally got that chance and went with it. She’s learning so much. The down command is still something she’s working on but as she gets older she’s less enthusiastic so listens better. She just is so happy when we get home for the day. She does great with at least one other dog at home for companionship and a playmate.