My name is Laura, and I'm about the enter the wonderful world of Lab ownership! My husband and I are adopting a 5 year old chocolate boy named Maddox. Hubby and I aren't all that interested in pure bred status (we had planned to adopt the first cutie that caught our eyes at the pound), but Maddox is apparently AKC certified and coming with all sorts of paperwork. *shrug* I've always loved labs, so this is a bonus! Maddox needs to be rehomed due to bad allergies in the home, which is very sad for his family but good news for ours! We've met him on our turf, and he gave the definite seal of approval to our yard...he's moving from a smallish yard in a city atmosphere to our large, wooded, semi-rural neighborhood. He demonstrated pretty good manners, and apparently was incredibly well trained at one point, but with the addition of their children and busy lives, the training has gone a little lax. I'm thinking of enrolling in an obedience class as a refresher and to establish a good bond with him.
We won't be taking him home for another couple of weeks, so my anticipation and anxiety are growing! I'm not new to dog ownership (I had a lovely pitbull girl) but it's been years. I'm reading as much as I can to refresh my memory. I'm glad to have found this forum, it's a wealth of information!
I have 2 chocolate girls-Java and Moka.
Can't wait to see pics of Maddox!
I can't wait to TAKE pictures of Maddox! The wait for adoption is killing me, but it's for the best. We're taking a short vacation at the beginning of July, and Maddox would not be able to come. We didn't want to traumatize him by bringing him to a new home and then disappearing for 5 days and leaving him with a house sitter.
Congrats on the new addition. At least you can buy fun dog stuff for him while you wait.
Congrats! Attending obedience classes with Maddox is a great idea. Can't wait to see pictures
Welcome and congrats on the new addition Can't wait to see pics!!!!
welcome! I am new to labs too! My Libby is a yellow 14 wks old. we have had her for 3 1/2 weeks and I am already completely in love with the breed!
Rachel mama to,
Skylar - Husky/Shiba Inu - May '03
Molly - DSH blk and white feline - April '04
Cali - Norwigien Forrest Cat - February '05
Courtney - Human Child - October '06
Sookie - DLH Dilute Calico feline - August '09
Liberty "Libby" - yellow lab - March '11
thanks for the welcome, folks! don't worry, pictures will be forthcoming as soon as possible!