Skylar, the 7-month-old purebred male yellow lab is available for adoption. He is petite and currently weighs 30lbs. He will get bigger, but we think he will always be undersized. Who doesn't love a pocket lab?! He has back leg paralysis and uses a wheelchair to get around. He has full bowel and bladder control and is completely house trained too.
Skylar is a special pup who beat the odds and survived his bout with neospora. It has left him with back leg paralysis and he will likely need more physical therapy as he grows and develops as his body is changing. Any person or family interested in Skylar will need to be committed to his daily needs, including getting him into and out of his braces, booties, and wheelchair multiple times per day. He will come with all of this gear, booties, wheelchair, braces, etc. for his current size.
He cannot do stairs, so a home with mostly first floor living would be best. If you have steps to get outside, he will need a ramp or to be carried. These are the things I want potential families to consider about his daily needs.
Skylar cannot currently be vaccinated as the parasite, while treated and dormant, could re-activate per his vets if there is an issue with his immune system. Since vaccines trigger the immune system, they want to wait until he is fully mature 12+ months, to revisit a discussion about vaccinations. He has a state certified medical waiver.
Skylar is easy to fall in love with and he tugs at your heartstrings, but even though he is a special needs pup, he doesn’t realize it. He is happy playing with the resident dogs. Chewing on toys. Finding and trying to eat sticks. Bouncing and licking his lips while I pour his kibble in his bowl. And most especially cuddling up with his family on the couch in the evenings.
If you have a big heart and are looking for a very special dog, Skylar may be just the pup for you. He will repay you with lots of love and a few licks! Please send emails and inquires to Skylar's foster mom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can read more about Skylar on his blog: https://brooklinelabrescue.org/blog/skylar-yellow-labrador-retriever-male-8-weeks-old-id-2802/
PLEASE NOTE: While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue.
For more information on this Lab, please contact email@example.com.
If you are interested in adopting this Lab or any other Lab from our Rescue, please visit our Web site, www.brooklinelabrescue.org, for more information on our adoption process. If you need additional information about the adoption process or whether you are in our coverage area, please send an e-mail to our Rescue at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Donations are always needed to help with veterinary costs, transportation, and supplies for our dogs. For information on donating to BLRR please click here. Donations are accepted via PayPal or you can mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976-0638