4 year old neutered white lab mix, 83 lbs
Eli is a gentle, mellow, sweet boy. He was dumped at the Santa Clara shelter along with his brother Peyton (who was just adopted). Both boys had apparently spent their lives outside and never left their property. Eli is a lab mix and probably a good part of that mix is Great Pyrenees. He has a beautiful soft white coat, that’s a little longer than a lab coat, and gorgeous huge brown eyes. We think he looks a little like a big Teddy bear. And he has the cutest little freckles on his muzzle. Eli is a very gentle dog who came to us with lots of insecurity. He had no idea how to walk on a leash or be in a house. He didn’t know what a dog bed was. All that has changed and Eli is making huge strides in a very short time. He is house trained and has good house manners. He is crate trained, but would rather sleep on a dog bed in the bedroom at night. Eli has really bonded with his foster mom and will bond very quickly with his new family. He is a perfect companion dog and just wants to hang out and be with you all day. He walks very well on a leash. He’s happy to walk beside you or even a bit behind you, if something comes his way that he’s unsure of. Eli is fine with other dogs but is pretty indifferent to them. He would be fine with another calm, older dog in his family or as an only dog. If you’re looking for a dog to be a playmate for your dog, Eli is not the right dog. He has no interest in playing….just hanging out. He has learned a lot from following the cues of the foster’s dog, tho. When he sees her do something, he figures out that it’s OK. Eli knows sit and down and will come when called. He eats slowly and enjoys his food, but he doesn’t appear to be treat motivated. His foster, who is also a trainer/behaviorist, says that Eli thrives on praise, telling him he’s a really good boy, when he follows a command. He loves to be petted and loved. Eli has learned how to get into the car using a step to get up into an SUV, but will need continued reinforcement on that. He’s a wonderful boy who will need a good dog person to help him continue to gain confidence, but he’s a love of a boy and very easy to have around. We think he would be fine with kids, but they should be age 10 or older. He would also be a good dog for retirees. Even tho he’s a big dog, he’s gentle and doesn’t pull at all on the leash. As always we want someone to be home most of the time, even after COVID is over. Eli will continue to blossom with love and care, as he gains confidence. He’s already a wonderful boy and he’s going to be even better as time goes on.
Eli is going to his new home on Saturday. Thanks to all who called.
9 week old black male lab puppy, 20 lbs
Joey, Josh and Jimbo are brothers and are happy, active, playful puppies who are also very sweet. They had never been in a house before coming to us but are getting used to being inside. Their mom was a black lab and their dad was a fox red lab. They are working on their housebreaking but will continue to need work on that. The boys sleep together in a crate at night and have to get up once during the night to go. They are loving boys, and love to be held and give kisses. They are not particularly bitey with people, but want to chew most everything else they can get their teeth on (wooden stairs, redwood decking, legs of wooden furniture). They think plants in pots or flowers in the garden are there for them to grab and destroy……typical puppy stuff. The boys love to wrestle with each other and do so all day long. We think all of the puppies would do best with another dog in the family, but we will not adopt them to a family with a senior dog, as that is unfair to the senior. They are great eaters and devour their food. They like treats and take them nicely. They travel well in a crate in the car or in someone’s lap. We think they would do well with kids age 6 and over. As always, we want them to go to a home where someone is around most of the time, even after Covid is over. They will need to go to puppy training classes, and once they’ve had their next shot, it will be important to take them everywhere to make sure they are well socialized. They’re wonderful puppies!
Josh is the most vocal of the puppies and can be a real “drama king” when playing, making all kinds of noises like he’s being murdered. It’s pretty funny. He’s probably the most active of the three and always wants to have a ball or toy in his mouth.
I am no longer taking calls on any of the puppies. Thanks to the many, many people who called. So sorry I can’t return everyone’s call….there were just so many. But the puppies will be going to their new homes by this weekend.