A typical black lab: vigorously friendly, goofy, loves everyone.
Last Updated: Aug. 29, 2020
- Arrival date: July 20, 2020
- Breed: Black Labrador
- Sex: Male
Youth, Adult, Mature, Senior
- Weight: 46.6 Pounds
- Neutered: Yes
- General Health: Excellent,
Good, Fair, Poor
- Temperament: Outgoing, goofy, lovable, very sweet!
- SAFER Test performed: Yes PASSED
- Departure date: August 29th, 2020
Taken in by Animal Control when the young man who owned him went to jail on charges not related to the dogs. Hunter was quite skinny, but did not appear to have been abused.
Hunters Progress Summary:
Detailed notes on this foster dog’s progress are posted below the summary.
House Dog Training
In chronological order, newest at the bottom. Some pictures are linked to a more detailed Doggy Tale about that update, click those to open the related story.
Progress notes are listed below, in chronological order, newest at the bottom.
Hunter has been here for four days now. In that time we’ve found him to be friendly, outgoing, well behaved on a leash, fond of playing in a light rain, but not a downpour (I can’t blame him for that). He does not eat much. I think he’s accustomed to his brother, Bailey, snatching up most of the food. Because of that tendency I move Hunter to another kennel at feeding time. The rest of the time they coexist peacefully in one kennel. In fact, they prefer it that way.
I’ve been mixing shredded cheese into Hunter’s kibble to encourage him to eat. He’s thin and needs to eat. I separate him from Bailey at meal time because Bailey will push Hunter out of his dish and eat both servings. The cheese has encouraged Hunter, he is eager to get his dish at feeding time and he has been finishing his full portion. This morning I left out the cheese to see if he’d eat without the additive. Hunter stuck his nose in the bowl and sniffed, lifted his head and glared at me, “What are you pulling here? Where’s my CHEESE?” then he went and lay down on his bed in protest. That didn’t last long before he decided he was hungry and would eat what he had even if it is sub-standard. I guess he would eat plain kibble, but since he still needs the calories I’ll continue to add the cheese. It makes him happy.
Hunter also went to Claws and Paws for a Cause mobile vet today for his Rabies vaccination, heart worm test and microchipping. He did really well. He’s a good boy.
Hunter’s favorite “game” to play during his free-play sessions, especially in the cool of the morning, is RUNNING! Sometimes he will take off and run a half-dozen laps around out big play yard at full gallop. You’d think this Labrador was part Greyhound!
Hunter has taken to a new form of greeting me when it is not meal time. At meal times he is eager to get his bowl. At play times he often comes to the gate, stands up and gently puts his paws on my chest then lays his head on my shoulder, “Hello friend. I love you.” He is SUCH a sweet boy!
Aug 29 — ADOPTED
We are pleased to announce that Hunter has found a forever home. Two nice people came to visit him today. They have been talking about him with Dennis for some time. Hunter was a little nervous at first, but once he go to know them he liked them so much he decided to go home with them.
He was excited by the prospect of going for a ride, but he settled right in and promised to be a really good boy for them.
He also promised to write us and send a photo now and then so we’d know he was alright. Happy Tails, Hunter!
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