Hi there! I’m Lainey (#3495), the sweetest 8-year-old black lab you’ll ever meet. I came from China the end of June and it appears I had quite a few litters before I arrived in the USA. Now I’m here and ready to learn about the joys of being a house dog with my own family.
So far my most favorite thing is anything food-related, and you should see how I enthusiastic I am at mealtime. I am a counter surfer, and I will try to see what’s on your counters. Luckily, I’m so short I can’t really reach any of those goodies up high but I will still try if you aren’t watching.
Another favorite activity is going on walks where I can sniff all the new smells. Or if you want a dog who likes car rides, that’s me too. I settle down in the back seat and relax almost right away.
I’ve been a super star with house training, so far not one accident at my foster home!
My back legs are weak, we don’t know why. It’s possible I was kept in an enclosed space without a chance to build proper muscles. But with daily walks, good food, and patience I’ve gotten stronger. I can now navigate the stairs to the upstairs bedroom with no issues although I sometimes lose control on the way down so for now I need a spotter.
My foster family has an adult male Golden Retriever who isn’t good at sharing his toys. So whenever he wants his toys back I gladly give them to him. I like having a dog friend around as I’m only just now learning how to play with another dog, and it sure has been fun to learn dog-wrestling.
The thing almost everyone comments on when they first meet me are my extra-large front paws, they’re like boxing gloves and on my short frame they seem to be even more noticeable. The 2nd thing everyone says after meeting me is how sweet I am.
If you’re looking for a happy pupper who will be a good easy-going buddy I may be the one for you! I’m going to get some dental issues sorted the second week of August and after that I’m hoping to find my forever fam