Patti, Dog, Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
Primary Breed: 
Black Labrador Retriever
Gender: 
Female
Mixed: 
Yes
Home with dogs: 
Yes
Home with cats: 
Yes
Home with kids: 
Yes
Declawed: 
No
Age: 
Adult
Special Needs: 
No
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Large
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Color: 
Black with White
Coat Length: 
Short
Found: 
No
Description: 
Patti is approximately 2 year old in these pictures taken August 16, 2008. She is extremely loyal and loving. Patti lives to be with people and get attention. She loves cuddling up with you or lying close. Patti does well on a leash, is good in the car, and was working on being housetrained before she came back to the shelter. She enjoys being active with you and going on long walks or playing ball. Still working on bringing it back. When it gets hot, there is nothing she enjoys more than jumping in the pool we have for the dogs. Tummy rubs are also one of her favorite things. Because Patti wants to be your everything and your one and only, we are recommending that Patti go to a home without other dogs, or a home with only one other dog who is her size or larger. She has done great with every dog we have put her with at the shelter. Patti loves to run the yard and play with other dogs. She had some issues with smaller dogs at her foster home. Patti just doesn't want to share her people with other dogs so she pushes her way to be close to them. Patti did not appear to have any issues with children of any age when the foster parent took her to the park. However, because she does get jealous for attention, we are not recommending her to a home with small children. Patti does do well with our 7-year old and teen volunteers and is very well behaved for them. One of them held her while we took these pictures. She soooooo loved all the attention. Patti came to the shelter in December 2006. She was dumped with a note attached to her collar. Here is her story.Her tag says Patti. The phone number to reach her owner had been disconnected. And the note attached to her collar said 'This is Patti. She is a lab and has had all her shots. She is a good girl. I am just tired of a dog that isn't trainable because she won't stop peeing in the house.' Patti had wandered up to a house in the country that had other dogs playing in the yard. She was a little tired and a little hungry. The owner of the house had noticed her and the note, which had been badly torn. It was barely readable but carried the distinct mark of an unwanted dog.