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Code: BFT2022


In shelter Dog

Bowie, MD, 20718
Pet name:
Labrador Retriever
Coat length:
Meet Bebe! She’s proof positive that you’re never too old to begin a new chapter. This darling girl finds herself looking for a new home because her owner is terminally ill and closest family members are allergic. At 9-10 years old and dramatically overweight, this poses a bit of a challenge.

But heres the good news, our Bebe is full of light and love and ENERGY. So were looking at her current situation like a caterpillar in a cocoon just waiting to come out and fly. Her theme song is Patti LaBelle’s “New Attitude.” (We hope that doesn’t date us.) Currently shes a 40lb dog stuck inside a 65lb body and shes eager to shed the excess weight and start this next phase of her life. She has Cushings disease and will need to continue her medication to control it.

Bebe has good house manners and has left most things alone. She plays with toys if youll play with her and lives for belly rubs. She knows basic commands but can also be a little headstrong. She LOVES her walks or even just time meandering around the backyard. As the weight is falling off, she’s also starting zooms around the house and lots of play time. She’s definitely feeling herself! She is 99% house trained but has had a few accidents from stress. She wants to know where you are in the house and if she cant find you, she may stress pee. This has been mitigated by talking to her from wherever I am. She is also crate trained.

She does well with most other dogs so far. She’s generally fine with them until they gruff at her. She’s a bit alpha in her play so would recommend pairing her with a more submissive dog.

I’m excited to get to know her more and for you to join us on this journey. Well be highlighting her weight loss journey along the way, which will be great for us both!

Bebes stats:
Weight: 57lb (as of 4/8), working her way down to 40
Age: 9-10 years
Good with kids: Yes
Good with other dogs: Some
Good with cats: Unknown
Fenced yard required: No
OK for townhouse or apartment: Yes
House trained: Mostly
Crate trained: Yes
Barks when left alone: I’ll bark when you leave, but then I’ll settle down.
Chews inappropriate items: No
Training: Knows sit and come. Needs more work but waiting to lose weight before training. Highly treat motivated.
Activity Level: Low
Needs experienced adopter: Not necessarily. Should be willing to learn about her medications.
Has special needs: Bebe has Cushings disease so will need medication to control.

If you are interested in Bebe, consider letting us know by filling out a (no-obligation) adoption application. Please consult our Adoption FAQ before contacting us.

Please check the adoption-show-attendees page ( to see if Bebe will be attending the next adoption show.

NOTE: We are an all volunteer group and do not operate a shelter. All of our animals are in foster homes. We are unable to place our animals outside of the Baltimore/DC area.
SPCA Humane Society of Prince Georges County MD


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  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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