by Debbie Crisp
Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno will be sharing with us every other month about their rescue dogs.
Rob, along with his little sisters Kim and Kourtney, came to the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno in pretty bad shape. A kind person noticed seven sickly puppies were being sold on social media. They recognized that these puppies were showing signs of significant illness, and they contacted us for assistance. Sadly, four of the puppies died before we could save them. Kim, Kourtney, and Rob were emaciated and one-third the weight they should have been. Their condition was caused by a combination of Parvovirus and Giardia, both of which can be deadly and both are preventable. We cannot stress enough the importance of providing the proper vaccinations and medical treatment for all dogs, but puppy vaccines are especially important as their immune systems are not fully developed yet, leaving them particularly vulnerable to these dangerous diseases.
With proper veterinary care and lots of love from their foster mom, the three puppies survived their near-death experience, and Kim and Kourtney have been adopted into loving forever families. Rob, who is now 16 weeks old and 35 pounds, is still looking for his family. As with all dogs that pass through our rescue, Rob has been fully vaccinated, neutered and microchipped. He is the typical adorable, active, playful, friendly, sometimes mischievous, sometimes clumsy, Labrador puppy. He loves the water, likes to chase, run, and wrestle, but he also likes to cuddle and kiss everyone he meets. He is submissive with older dogs and loves everyone he meets.
Rob is the perfect age to start training to be the perfect canine citizen. His natural instinct to chase cats hasn’t kicked in yet, so this would be a great time to introduce him to a feline companion. While this training will require time and effort on his family’s part, it is well-worth the investment. If you think Rob would fit well into your family, please visit our website at labrescuefresno.org and submit your application to adopt.
Without volunteers to foster these wonderful pets, they would literally be lost. If you are interested in joining the great group of volunteers at the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno, check out our website at labrescuefresno.org for more information, or stop by our booth at the Clovis Farmers Market on a Saturday morning and chat with one of us. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit, 100% foster-based and run completely by volunteers. We are in urgent need of more fosters at this critical time when shelters are overflowing resulting in many dogs and cats being euthanized.
If you are not in a position where you can adopt or foster, but you would still like to help, please consider making a tax-deductible donation via PayPal at our website, or by mail to Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno, P. O Box 1484, Clovis, CA 93613. As you can imagine, all the veterinary care required by the sick puppies like Rob, Kim, and Kourtney is very expensive. Of course, the rescue also provides all food and other supplies needed by our dogs in foster care and we have an Amazon Wishlist if you would like to place an order there and it will be delivered directly to us. We greatly appreciate and need your support to continue saving pups like Rob and his sisters, and we look forward to meeting you at one of our community events!
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