Misty: 3 year old spayed female yellow lab ~ 90 pounds
We've had many calls for Misty and are no accepting any more calls at this time.
I’m Misty, and when you meet me, you’ll go misty-eyed over me! I’ve had some great families in my life so far, but life hasn’t always treated my humans well, and now I am looking for a new home. I’m hoping that the third time will be the charm, and I will find the perfect forever home.
I was one of 8 pups born to Romeo and Kodiak 3 years ago. No wonder I am as lovely as I am, with Romeo as my father! There were no battles between Montague’s and Capulet’s, and a nice man took me home for his mom. Unfortunately he got something nasty called ALS, and was not able to care for me. His mom was older and she couldn’t care for me either, so I spent a lot of time in the garage. I was lucky though, because my human’s neighbor took me home with her, and for a year and a half I had a wonderful home. But now they have to move, and I am once again looking for my forever home. Will you be my third time charm?
I love hanging out with humans, and I am happy to be your lap dog. I know, you are thinking I am too big to be a lap dog, but I hung out with a rescue rep that was my size, and I fit in her lap, so I can fit in yours too! I love to cuddle, and give kisses. I will give you lots of opportunities to rub my belly too; I think it brings good luck!
What Misty’s rescue rep has to say:
Misty is a drop dead gorgeous dog; her pictures don’t do her justice! At three years old, she has lots of energy and bounce, but she’s also a good cuddler, and likes to give kisses. When we first met Misty and were doing our handling test, we had a few problems… because she kept dropping down for a belly rub! You can touch this girl anywhere and she takes it as love. She is just a cuddle bug! She does bark when there is someone at the door, but she greets you with a smiling face, a wagging tail, and sometimes a quick jump up (something to work on!). Misty knows sit and down. She’s great with kids, even toddlers, having been around her mom’s 19-month-old grandchild. She let’s little children pet her, and doesn’t jump on them. She responds to your direction and correction well. Misty rode really well on her 45 minute ride to her foster home; she sat nicely on the back seat, chewed on her Kong, and didn’t make a peep. She’s not used to going on lots of car rides, but she did very well.
Misty is fine with other dogs but she prefers humans. She is used to being an only dog and an indoor dog. She does share her food and toys with other humans (notably small children). She has been to the park and is good with humans and dogs alike. She has only recently noticed cats and birds, and will chase them if they run (or fly). She will chase small dogs to play, and they may not like that, so we’d suggest that she go to a home without them.
Misty is still young, and has received only informal training. She’s a smart girl and will learn quickly. She’s also a strong girl, and at 91 pounds, she could stand to lose a few pounds. Like most young Labs, Misty has a lot of energy. Regular energetic walks and managing her diet can help take care of both the extra pounds, and her energy, as can regular play time each day. A tired dog is a good dog! She does pull on a leash, but this can be helped with consistent training and reinforcement. She can be safely left alone on her own for several hours; she’s accustomed to being alone with a doggie door (although we’d rather she not be left alone that much). Her new family will need to take her to training, and then be consistent in reinforcing her training and providing leadership; she’s a smart responsive girl, so this will be fun for the whole family.
We’d like Misty to go to an active home where the people have time to spend on training and giving her the kind of exercise a happy energetic Lab needs on a daily basis. Although she is accustomed to being left alone while her humans go to work, we’d rather that her next home be one where she won’t be left alone 8 hours a day. Misty is definitely an inside dog, and her next family will want to keep it that way. While Misty is good with kids, she does have a lot of energy and she is a BIG girl, and should go to a home with children that are 8 years and older.
Misty is spayed, up to date on her shots, housebroken, and on heartworm and flea preventive. She is in fantastic shape! Misty is located in Danville.