Adopt Brady a Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed dog in Oro-Medonte, ON (27765371)
Oro Station, ON
🚨fluff ball alert 🚨 Hello my name is Brady. I am a male born sometime last April. I think I am some sort of retriever mixture🤷♀. Well that's what my foster mom keeps saying, I think it's because of my thick soft fluffy fur. I just think it makes me look chubby! But the good veterinarian lady said I was a perfect 54 lbs! ⛑When I went for my very 1st visit to the doctors, it was so exciting. So many smells. I was very excited!!When I was there I also got my vaccines and they even gave me a special micro chip with my very own number, just incase I ever get lost! 🚶♀I've been working really hard on my leash skills. I tend to pull like a tank at 1st. It's just so exciting to see EVERYTHING outside! My foster mom says this isn't very great. She makes me stop and turn around. Sometimes I think she's crazy, because she does it over and over. So eventually I feel sorry for her and walk along without pulling so hard. I still do get excited when I see other fur friends on our walks, but foster mom just keeps walking and I follow behind.I have 2 older foster sisters that are teaching me to pull a dog sled. I really didn't get the hang of it until they showed me how. Now I love it! The cool breeze in my fur, the cold snow under my paws!❄ What more could a guy ask for?My foster mom says that it is also very important that I only pull the sleigh with my harness on, and not pull with my collar. She said something about a harness is for working and my collar is for guidance and encouragement. Woof, woof,woof... I'm also proud to say that foster mom is teaching me lots of things to help calm my mental energy too. I know sit, shake a paw, wait and "come on let's go!" I get so excited when foster mom claps her hands together and says it! I go running right to her.She has also been trying to teach me that I should be a gentleman 🎩and sit and wait at the door until she goes out 1st. I'm getting better at it every day. Foster mom never tells me no. She uses "leave it" or makes this weird aaaaaaa noise. I seem to respond better to that. ⚡I still have a lot of puppy left in me! I play hard and sleep hard. Sometimes I get a little protective of my stuff, and don't like to share! I've been working really hard to control my temper. Foster mom is very quick to correct me, with a quick jerk and release of my leash. And then can you believe she takes my toys away? I really don't like when she takes my toys away, when I don't share!🙁I like to play with my big stuffy bear or my baby seal. I toss them and fling them back and forth, then cuddle them laying next to foster mom on the floor. When we are outside I LOVE fetch, and running around in the snow! 🐶I have 2 much much older foster sisters. They are half my size, but I have already learnt that they are the boss. They are also teaching me my dog manners. Who better to learn from, then another dogs! And if I go up to them slowly and not at 100 kilometers an hour that they aren't so bad. 🐱My foster family doesn't have any cats, but when I was visiting up north they had one....and honestly.... it scared me! 👶My foster family doesn't have any little people for me to play with, but sometimes I can get really excited and I jump up or throw my big paws around. So foster mom said that when I meet a little 1 for the 1st time I must sit, be calm and wait for them to come to me. Now let's talk about this crate thing..... at 1st I didn't like it 1 bit!😑 foster mom had to double hand push me in. After I realized that I get my food in there, it got much easier.🍖 Sometimes I can even trick her into throwing a few extra kibbles in there to lure me in.😏When its bedtime I like to have my crate fully covered so I can sing myself to sleep for about 5-10 minutes. Sometimes my fans don't like the song I'm singing and will clap their hands together and say "Enough! Enough!" that's when I know they don't want to hear my encore!🎶🙄When I wake up after my big show, you better be ready for me. Cause I'm busting out full speed! Foster mom has been working really hard on calming me down before I come out. She uncovers my crate half way and waits until I calm down before hooking me up to my leash and taking me out.Foster mom has all of these rules and she doesn't talk to me, or touch me very much. I spend lots of time in my crate, it's like my very own bedroom! How cool is that! I have my soft blanket in there and my stuffed seal to keep me company...I heard her tell her friend it's because she doesn't want me to become a stage five clinger! Whatever that means?? Inside training is going well. Foster mom has to goes to work, so I've learnt to hold it. She's usually gone for 6 to seven hours. ⏲ I'm still a young pup and when I came into my new foster home, I wanted to let all of the other dogs know that I was the new guy, and I marked my spot for them all to know! 😈 Foster mom took me outside to let me know that's not polite, and outside is where we do our business. 🚗 Truck rides are the best! My foster family has a big truck, so I need a bit of encouragement to jump in, its pretty high ya know! But once I'm in I lay down and enjoy the scenery. Foster mom always makes sure my leash is on but in the truck she has TWO! A shorter 1 that she has attached to my seatbelt harness and the head rest! Talk about a bubble mom! I'm so excited to find my forever home. So if you think you can handle my devilishly terrific looks and my playful spirit, click the link below and fill out an application. 🐶 Brady must go to a home with kids 3+ and older.It is the recommendation of FTH that every newly adopted dog remain on leash, both inside and out, for a min of fourteen days, as most of our dogs are outdoor dogs or strays. This will help prevent dogs from running away as they are adjusting to their new homes. At the same time, it will help to start building the bond between you and the dog. Visit www.findingthemhomes.com to fill out an adoption form.
February 14 on Adopt-a-Pet.com