[frame src=”http://www.thatmutt.com/web/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Marylou-the-Lab-mix-for-adoption.jpg” target=”_self” width=”620″ height=”380″ alt=”Marylou the Lab mix for adoption” align=”center” prettyphoto=”false”]Tomorrow morning I’ll be picking up our weekend foster dog Marylou!
Labs & More Rescue is good at sending me Ace look-a-likes! If Ace didn’t have gray fur, could you even tell the difference? 🙂
Marylou is a 2-year-old Lab mix for adoption with Labs & More in San Diego. We are hanging out with her for the weekend to give her a break from staying at a boarding kennel where she’s been waiting for a foster home or adoptive home.
She doesn’t know what she’s getting herself into.
Marylou will be joining my husband Josh and I for the Labs & More 5K Mutt Run on Saturday.
Marylou is going to get lots of love, attention and exercise – and yes, training – over the weekend. (And how cute is her name, by the way?)
We’ll be able to report back to the rescue more information about her personality and behavior in a home setting. This is all information potential adopters want to know.
Is she good with dogs? Good with cats? Kennel trained and potty trained? Can she be left alone for 30 minutes without freaking out? How is she on walks?
We will soon find out.
Foster homes are so important for rescue groups and shelters because these volunteers not only save dogs’ lives by providing them a space to live (vs. being killed in a shelter). But, it’s also so important to be able to tell adopters how a dog actually acts in a home. The fewer unknowns, the more likely someone will adopt the dog.
Interested in fostering or adopting Marylou?
The first step for either is to fill out an application on Labs & More’s web site. If you have any questions about her, you can email Lindsay@ThatMutt.com or leave them in the comments below.
Donate to help Labs & More save more dogs
I’m raising money for Marylou and Labs & More Rescue.
Labs & More is hosting a 5K Mutt Run/Walk on Saturday, and I’m hoping to raise an extra $150.
If you prefer to donate using PayPal, I’ve also created a PayPal button.
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Wish me luck! (Even a weekend foster dog is stressful for us.)
*Pics of Marylou are from LabsAndMore.org. Read more about Marylou here.
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