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#12233 Avery

Medium-size, Female, Young Labrador Retriever,
Energy Level 4

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

My name is Avery and came to OPH on 9/9. I'm guessed to be a sweet girl 11 month old Lab mix and weigh about 22lbs.

- still needs a little house training
- high energy
- will play fetch and brings the ball right back
- enjoys a good nap (after fetch)
- enjoys playing ball and running in the back yard
- smart and figured out how to use the dog door with no assistance
- gets along with dogs and does better with a doggie brother or sister in the house.

Poor Avery had it scary in her short life. She needs another dog in the home to show her that people are good and she can trust them. Avery will need a patient experienced family that will help her with her anxiety and will be able to do a full 2 week shutdown. Her problem is that she doesn't trust new people, especially that reach for her.
She needs a full shut down and really slow introductions. Once she gets comfortable with a new person she becomes a total love bug but it takes time.

Avery is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed. Avery is currently being fostered in Rockville , MD.

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 Ashland, VA 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 Ashland.

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.