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Labrador Retriever (short coat)  : :  Female (not spayed)  : :  Young  : :  Medium


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About Sunshine

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Current Size: 48 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 2 Months (best estimate)
  • Fence Required: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species

ON MEDICAL HOLD

 

Hi Friends!

 

Sunny here… I am a 1 year old black lab and I just arrived at L.E.A.R.N. I am settling into my foster home very nicely. I had a family that really loved me but they decided it was best to surrender me because they weren’t able to give me the special care that I need. You see I have a condition called megaesophagus. It means the opening between my esophagus and stomach doesn’t open like it should to allow food through. This can cause me to regurgitate my food and puts me at risk of aspirating it into my lungs. 

 

Unfortunately, I’m dealing with a bout of aspiration pneumonia right now, but a round of antibiotics should have me feeling better soon. My foster mom is teaching me to sit in a Bailey chair for my meals which allows gravity to help move the food down into my stomach and helps prevent me from regurgitating. It looks a little silly, but I’m starting to get used to it.

 

Foster mom says I am the sweetest girl. I made friends with the resident dogs right away, and have been really gentle with the cats. I have lovely manners and I listen very well. 

 

Once I recover from my pneumonia, L.E.A.R.N. is also taking me to a special vet to see if there is an underlying cause of my megaesophagus and any possible treatments. So it will be a while before I’m ready to go to my forever home, but I wanted to let you all know that I’m here and looking for my forever family. 

 

Sunny’s vet bills are already starting to add up, and there will be more coming as we work to make sure we do everything possible to give this beautiful girl a shot at a long, healthy life. Please consider donating to her medical care fund if you are able. 

More about Sunshine

Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Gentle

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