Labrador Retriever Rescue

Summer 2021
Hot Weather Safety Tips
From the ASPCA Website,

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts:

  • Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup. Make sure your pets get tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication.
  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun, be careful not to over-exercise them, and keep them indoors when it’s extremely hot.
  • Know the symptoms of overheating in pets, which include excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse. Symptoms can also include seizures, bloody diarrhea and vomit along with an elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.
  • Animals with flat faces, like Pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they cannot pant as effectively. These pets, along with the elderly, the overweight, and those with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms as much as possible.
  • Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. Not only can it lead to fatal heat stroke, it is illegal in several states!
  • Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool—not all dogs are good swimmers. Introduce your pets to water gradually and make sure they wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt from his fur, and try to keep your dog from drinking pool water, which contains chlorine and other chemicals.
  • Open unscreened windows pose a real danger to pets, who often fall out of them. Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed, and make sure adjustable screens are tightly secured.
  • Feel free to trim longer hair on your dog, but never shave your dog: The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat. And be sure that any sunscreen or insect repellent product you use on your pets is labeled specifically for use on animals.
  • When the temperature is very high, don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt. Being so close to the ground, your pooch’s body can heat up quickly, and sensitive paw pads can burn. Keep walks during these times to a minimum.
Watch June's GGLRR Virtual Pet Fair
Did you miss our virtual pet fair on 6/26? Not to worry - you can view the Zoom recording by clicking on the link below!

Passcode: NwZz*068
GGLRR Labs Up For Adoption
Age: 14 years old
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Black Lab
Weight: 63 lbs
Age: 6 years old
Gender: Male, not yet neutered
Breed: Chocolate Lab
Weight: 74 lbs
Age: 1.5 years old
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Yellow Lab
Weight: 60 lbs
Age: 8 months old
Gender: Male, not yet neutered
Breed: Yellow Lab
Weight: 54 lbs
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Gender: Male, neutered
Breed: Lab and Anatolian Shepherd Mix
Weight: 84 lbs
Age: 1 1/2 years old
Gender: Male, neutered
Breed: Black Lab/Pit Mix
Weight: 65 lbs
Age: 7 years old
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: Black Lab
Weight: 54 lbs
Age: 4 years old
Gender: Male, neutered
Breed: Black Lab mix
Weight: 79 lbs
Age: ~4 years old
Gender: Male, neutered
Breed: Black Lab Mix
Weight: ~70 lbs
GGLRR Happy Tails
"Shady's doing great! She's integrating quite seamlessy into our home and she and Pip get along well - no issues at all.
We've been able to get her to sit and wait while we put her food dish down and she's pretty good (getting better) at waiting for the "take it" command before she devours it. She's also good at leaving Pip alone while Pip slowly eats. 
We found out a couple days ago that she can catch tennis balls in the air! It's so fun discovering things like that. 
All in all - she's a dream and makes us smile all the time. We feel so lucky to have her in our family!"
"Yes, all is well with Luna!  

She’s a such a sweetheart and I think she’s pretty content with her new life! She’s walking 5 or 6 miles most days and she gets out twice a week with our dog walker to hang with the pack. She’s lost 10+ pounds and is looking pretty athletic these days. She certainly love to run and chase a ball. 

We took her away for a weekend to watch our eldest son at a mountain bike race and she was brilliant. Easy and chill.

She still likes to steal ‘items of significance’ (mostly kids socks, but the odd tv remote...yikes!) if she can, but these days she brings them to me to show me how clever she is, and she relinquishes them easily. ... Funny girl. She is such a character, and so loved."
“Scooby is doing great. He graduated from Family Dog 1 at Marin Humane Society, and now we are doing scent training. It really wears him out. We average 5 miles/day walking. He has boundless energy. He gets along great with other dogs ... We’ve taken two road trips, Tahoe in August and Pacific Grove in November. He loved swimming in Tahoe and running on the beach in Carmel. ”