Hello all! We have a little chocolate lab named BlueBelle. We have adopted greyhounds in the past and have had mixed breed dogs from shelters. BlueBelle came to us at just four weeks old. Somebody I work with was getting rid of the puppies her black lab had with a neighbor's chocolate. I thought four weeks was too young, but she insisted on getting rid of them then. I knew we could take care of her, so I got one (free). We fed her puppy formula and puppy food and now she is just eating the food and doing great. We have four children from age 2 up to 11. They adore this puppy and our other dog, Lilly ( a mixed-breed shelter dog) is doing a great job teaching her to be a well mannered dog.
Blue is eight weeks old now. Today she got her first round of shots and everything is looking good. I figured I would join this forum and get some good tips from other lab-lovers, so any advice is appreciated!
She is very cute, welcome!
Maxx & Emma Jean
Ozzy - 10/16/02 - 06/28/11 - Always in my heart.
Sometimes the hardest part isn't letting go - but learning to start over.
Welcome! The poor little thing! Being forced to leave her mama so young! I am glad you rescued her!
Sophie DOB 04/13/2011 6 mo
Sophie 15 months, with Skye
~It doesn't matter how smart the dog is,it matters how smart the owner is.
Welcome to the forum! Your co-worker is an idiot. We do occasionally have members who acquired their puppies at 4 weeks but they are almost exclusively from 3rd world countries. I'm sure that it was not easy for you, managing such a little puppy!
She's very cute!
Sharon, Blaise and Diesel.
Good luck with your pup. Sounds like she got lucking finding you.
Blue is a great puppy. It's a lot of work, but I give a lot of credit to our other dog, Lilly. She is really good with other animals and seems to understand that the little ones are babies. Our cat, Rosie, came to us as a little kitten that was also probably taken away or abandoned my mom too early. Lilly used to lat down and let Rosie nurse on her. Of course, the kitten wasn't getting any milk from her, but it seemed to make her happy. With BlueBelle, Lilly plays with her, shows her where to potty in the yard, and when it's time to go inside from potty breaks, Lilly will get her and lead her to the door.
We don't mind the work on our end. We enjoy it. Blue and Lilly and Rosie are a great little family of pets. Lilly is a great "mom" to them. It's kinda sad that she will never be a real mom.
I'll have to find some pictures of Lilly "nursing" the cat Rosie to share...
Thanks again for the warm welcome. I have already found tons of good info in the puppy section!
Welcome! Thanks for rescuing her, poor thing! She is adorable & sounds like she is adjusting well. Would love to see pics of your other fur babies when you can!