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Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Female (not spayed, but will be before adoption)  : :  Baby  : :  Medium


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About Libby

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Black
  • Current Age: 2 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes

Is your dog feeling lonely? Does your dog need a companion while you’re away? Are you ok with your dog’s companion wanting nothing to do with you? Well, read more about Libby – aka your dog’s BFF...Libby came to us from Wake County Shelter. She was a stray who was extremely frightened & not exposed to much human contact. We were called to help & since rehab is part of what we do, we answered the call. Libby is BEYOND sweet, but she's also extremely weary of the human world. When she’s alone with the other dogs in her foster home, she's a “normal,” happy dog – bouncing around the yard, rolling, wrestling & running full blast! However, as soon as Libby reenters the human realm, her anxiety peaks, her tail tucks, & she darts to and from her safe spaces inside the house. Libby cannot be leash walked at all, so she MUST be in a home with a safe, secure, fully fenced yard. 
Libby will take treats from her foster mom (FM) when in the company of the other pups but is otherwise still very timid when approached. Libby recently started wagging her tail when she sees FM, which is an ENORMOUS step for her – but if FM tries to pet her (even in that tail wagging moment) she freezes or darts away.

Libby will need an extremely understanding & patient home with another dog or two. While Libby continues to make baby steps, she is still very uncomfortable with human interaction or handling. All improvements, which for her are HUGE, for any other dog, would seem trivial. Libby may or may not progress to what one would expect from a typical family pet. She could adjust in months, years, or not at all. Our goal is to place all our adoptable souls with their "Pawfect Match" so they can succeed with their Furever Family. Libby is a tough/unique case. Libby requires a stable/permanent situation; an unsuccessful placement & return to the rescue is simply not an option. As much improvement as she's shown with us, she still has tremendous lengths to go. Potential adopters must recognize & fully accept that Libby may or may not overcome whatever circumstances, or lack thereof, prevented her from being completely accepting of humans. Libby may simply remain a companion for other dogs.

 If you fully understand & can offer all this and more to Libby, submit your application.*

 *Serious inquiries only; circumstance requires lengthy and vigorous application process.

 

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