#11518 Lapis Lazuli

Adoptable
Medium-size, Male, Adult Labrador Retriever,
Energy Level 4

Energy Level 4 - Needs 1 hour of a mixture of off-leash playtime and or mental stimulation every day.

Hi, my name is Lapis Lazuli, but my foster Mom calls me Doodle! I'm a sweet boy and guessed to be a 1 year old lab mix. I currently weigh about 40 pounds. Lapis Lazuli is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. By the end of the Middle Ages, lapis lazuli began to be exported to Europe, where it was ground into powder and made into ultramarine, the finest and most expensive of all blue pigments.

Why am I just looking for my forever family now you may wonder? That's easy to explain! When I arrived to OPH I was scared of SO many things. My foster Mom saw my picture and knew that I just needed a chance to find out what love was and how good life can be. I'm still working on the whole trust thing, and it is taking me quite awhile to decide that I am safe.

I do have some unique needs that my foster family feels is not negotiable. See, some things might startle me still so I need to be in an environment where I am safe so....

~ I must have a fenced in yard. It does not have to be large but the fence must be secure.
~ I also need another doggie friend. I LOVE to play with other dogs and need a doggie friend to continue to learn and grow. I seem to gravitate towards female dogs that are 30-45 lbs before other dogs.
~ I need a crate. It's my safe place, I need to know I can go there and relax if necessary. A bed in there would be nice too!
~ I need someone patient. I'm not going to be a wiggly butt who runs up to you when we meet. I will likely try to get away from you.
~ I need toys. I love toys. Love them. I like to run around and play with them all day long.
~ I need time. I need time once I'm in your home to understand you are as nice as my foster family and that I am safe, loved and how things will work here.
~ I need a house with no young children, they are too unpredictable with noise and movement and that will scare me.

I'm really a lovable pup who just needs a chance to settle in with my forever family to help me overcome my past and learn to trust.

Lapis Lazuli is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. He is best in a home without small children and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Lapis Lazuli is currently being fostered in Nokesville, VA.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.