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Honey is a sweet girl. She is 5mths old and very friendly. She is a 34 pounds Lab mix and I don’t think she will get much bigger. She might be 40 to 50lbs full grown. Honey came to us from Manitoba where she was roaming as a stray. She had a rough start to her life but it’s all looking up for her now and she is ready to find her forever home!
She has a beautiful blonde coat that requires minimal maintenance. Weekly brushing is encouraged and she enjoys it. She has the sweetest eyes and smile, matched with her happy demeanour, she’s perfect! She wants to say hi to everyone she meets with a smile on her face and a wag in her tail. I was having trouble picking a name but naturally would call her honey because she is such a lovely girl. So it stuck; also her golden blonde colouring helped. Imagining her difficult life you’d think she would be reserved and maybe even aggressive. But honey has never shown any signs of aggression. Not even when it comes to food or other dogs. She will occasionally bark if she sees something she doesn’t know or like. But it’s very rare and easily corrected. She is just unsure and needs to be out experiencing more things. She wasn’t socialized to many things prior but is making up for that now.
Honey is a high energy puppy and needs a home where she will have a space to run around and play. A large enclosed backyard is sought after for her as she really needs to run to get her growing energy out. Right now she is being leashed walked for her exercise as she doesn’t have a fenced yard in her foster home, but as she is growing and getting older it is apparent that running play is what this girl is going to need and a fenced yard will be ideal. She will still need multiple walks a day as well. As she has webbed paws a pool or waterfront cottage would also be ideal, but not needed. Her new family needs to be already active people who are outside exercising year round as she will definitely be a cold weather loving dog. Anyone who knows Labs knows that they come in two distinct energy levels…the calmer, heavier, moderate exercise then lots of naps type, and the constant energy, wants to run and play all the time type. Honey will be the latter and anyone interested in her needs to know that and want that. If you have fallen in love with a Lab that is the lie by the fireside type, this is not Honey. She is the dogs sports enthusiasts type of Lab and needs to be kept busy and active to be happy.
She is still a puppy so she needs structure and training to maintain her progress. She currently knows sit very well, we are working on stay, down, and paw but she is learning quick and just needs some guidance. She waits for her food and I tell her “ okay go “ when it’s time for her to eat. She loves being outside and likes to sit on the balcony and watch the squirrels go by.
Honey would not do well in a home with young children as she is still very bouncy and mouthy and overly active, and would be easily over excited by the energy of young children. A home with kids over 10 years of age would be better for her or an adult only home. She also can’t go to a home with another dog at this time. Honey came to us with oral papilloma’s which is like the dog version of cold sores. It is little warts attached to her lips and gums. These will go away and are starting to diminish but they are contagious to other dogs with direct contact. They are not contagious to humans or other animals. So until these are all gone, she can’t have direct contact with other dogs. These cause her no issues and are not concerning at all, she only got them due to an immature immune system, they just need to run their course. Honey has not been exposed to cats in her foster home. Because she is a pup she could be trained to coexist properly with a cat but we would only consider a home with a dog savvy cat who knows not to run from or react to a dog, and with experienced owners who can confidently train Honey to behave appropriately with a cat. We just know with Honey’s excitement level, she would definitely want to chase a cat who ran from her and would pester a cat to play if not properly trained.
She enjoys long walks but requires lots of water, especially with the heat. She likes to find small sticks and carry them in her mouth when she walks. She will carry her lead in her mouth if she is in a enclosed backyard. She has not been off leash yet and is too easily distracted. She will need much more training and a consistent recall before any off leash activity would be safe to try. There is a gravel pit near my place she likes to run around in and push the stones with her paws like she’s kneading dough. Honey does well in the car and would be a good travel companion.
Being mostly Lab she will eat almost about anything and is extremely food driven so training had become quite fun for me and her. She is very easy to train using positive training methods and praise and food rewards work very well with her.
She is a very sweet and happy girl who loves cuddles and loves to play. She is being crate trained and she is house trained. An accident may occur if she is not taken out within 2 hours of her last bathroom break as she is still a puppy. She can go overnight just fine and she is also fine in her crate.
Honey deserves a loving family that will have the time and devotion needed to train and care for her to ensure she has the best life possible. She has had a tough couple months as a puppy, but with that she knows what love is and just wants to give all her love to a family that will never abandon her or neglect her. Honey is honestly one of the sweetest dogs I have ever met and whoever ends up with her will be extremely lucky to have such an amazing dog.