An anonymous person dropped off a very scared Lab mix of some kind at the animal shelter on Saturday.
Lab mixes get dropped off at the shelter all the time, but I witnessed this dog getting dumped. I knew of the owner. I live near the shelter. I had watched this puppy grow up through pictures and worst of all, I know what happens to my chosen breed when they hit about 7 to 10 months of age, particularly if they are a black mixed breed variety of Lab, and therefore, no longer cute.
Black Labs at around this age get dumped.
Labs have this excellent reputation for being the perfect family dog. No one tells people that as puppies, these guys are holy terrors. Some common nicknames I have heard for Lab puppies include, “Spawn of Satan”, “Demon” and my personal name of choice, “Shark”. One of the most common phrases I have heard used to describe what a grown Lab was like as a puppy is, “I thought there was something wrong with my dog.” … [Read More]