MISSY: 14 years young Black Female Lab 50 lbs.
Digger: 9 years young Black Male Lab 75 lbs.
If you can foster until adopted please let us know! We would love them to get into a foster home! If you may know anyone who would be interested in adopting them or fostering them please pass along their posting!
When I am old and grey….
My step may be slower. I may not hear as well. I may not see as well. I may not feel as well.
But….. My love will be the same. My devotion will be the same. My appreciation will be the same. My tail will still wag. My heart and soul are grateful for all that you have done and will do for me….
When I am old and grey please do not throw me away. By Missy & Digger
Golden Gate Lab Rescue got a call from a lady in the Manteca area; her tenants of 20 years had to move out of state for a new job. The owners looked for a place to stay where they could take their dogs but could not find one. They moved around 6 weeks ago and told the landlord they had a plan for the dogs but then they just did not come back for them. The owners did come back three weeks ago and the husband mentioned to the landlord that maybe he should just shoot the dogs. The landlord told the wife to please do not do that, that she would find something for them. (The son did come over and take the youngest of the three labs.) The landlord reached out to some other recue groups and then found GGLRR. She called us and we let her know we could take both of the dogs. The landlord drove the dogs to GGLRR’s boarding facility in Petaluma and took care of some of the vet care for Digger.
I have volunteered for GGLRR over 20 years now and have come across a variety of dogs. All the dogs are special but when dogs like Missy and Digger cross your path it reminds you why you volunteer all the time you do. To give the dogs that have been thrown away a second chance to life, a chance to not be taken out and shot and to give them a chance to have a loving ending to life no matter how much of their life is left! Missy and Digger are very special dogs and do not judge the people who have mistreated and left them but still wag their tails and smile when people come to them.
We would love the dogs to be adopted together but feel they could be separated to the right situation.
What we know about the two dogs:
Gentle, loving, patient, happy, sweet, trained, caring, affectionate, friendly, loyal.
Did I say best friend?
Missy is 14 years young:
She loves to play ball. (You bounce it for her and she will get it and return it to you for more. Once she is done she will lay down on her bed and place her ball between her feet.) She is a very gentle, loving girl. Once she gets to know and trust you she is YOUR best friend. She loves to ride in the car, she will come when called and she can be a little shy with new people. Missy gets up and will walk around but her favorite thing is to take a nap on her new bed. She loves it when people sit with her and brush her and will fall asleep in your arms. She seems to have lived her life outside in a dog house or in a dirt hole in the yard. We have her now at our boarding facility and she uses the door to come in and out of her kennel. We would like a home with limited stairs. Missy on Wednesday will have everything done. Shots, heartworm test, microchip, blood panel, urine culture, manicure, facial, haircut and will go to her new adopter with a clean bill of health.
Digger is 9 years young:
When you bounce the ball for Missy, Digger will get the ball and drop it at Missy’s feet so she can have the ball. He is a very gentle, loving, patient, kind, sweet boy! He will listen to what you ask of him. He loves to ride in the car, comes when called, will sit when asked, knows how to shake hands, fine when giving him a bath and just LOVES to be with people. He seems to have lived his entire life outside in a dog house or with a bed on the dirt. We have him now at our boarding facility and he uses the door to come in and out of his kennel. Digger on Wednesday will have more done at the vet. The landlord took him in and had his eyes treated, his ears treated and a skin fungus treated. He will have a neuter, shots, heartworm test, microchip, blood panel, dental, mass removed on his side and tested, fecal and will go to his new adopter with a clean bill of health.
Both have had baths and will be groomed.
We do think they have not been treated that well as if you raise your voice or if you go quickly towards them they will cower as if they have been hit.
They are located in Petaluma.
We would love a home that is not too active if the dogs stay together for Missy. For Missy not many stairs.
If we split them up Digger can go to a more active home and he is fine with stairs.
(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)