Sunday, May 19, 2019

It's Official

Larelie is officially adopted as of tomorrow morning when the paperwork is registered.  The Rescue gave us a weekend with her to make sure she was a good fit as we have another dog in the household. They got along great and she really bonded with my husband and me.  She's super affectionate but has already learned not to "head butt" for pets and is learning a couple of commands "out of the kitchen" and "lay down".  As part of the adoption, she will get formal pet training from a local pet training business as people, furniture, and a "house" are all foreign to her as a breeding dog.   She's super smart, which is why yellow Labs are the most popular dogs for Seeing Eye Dogs.

The paperwork is submitted and the rescue fee (quite reasonable given her health needs) paid so she's officially ours tomorrow.

Chicagoland Lab Rescue was great to work with and they truly vet their dog's new families to make sure it is a good fit.  If you donate to animal rescue I'd recommend them.
Definitely a "Daddy's Girl".

To celebrate we bought her a Koda's collars.  These handmade martingale collars (which keeps the dog from pulling, without pain and without slipping OUT of the collar when they are NOT pulling) are amazing  The creator donates part of the proceeds of each collar to animal rescue.  I own three of them for Abby (hey I HAD to have the Marvel comics one) and they are awesome, and years later, as good as new.


  1. WooooHooooo!!! OMD, this is FABulous news! Welcome home Laralie!! AND a FABulous collar??! you are living your best life gurl!
    Ruby ♥

  2. Congratulations to you ... and of course to Laralie on joining her new family and new home! Lucky Dog! Lucky You!

  3. We are so happy to hear that it was a good weekend for all. That color is going to look stunning on Laralei.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. Congratulations for making it official! 😍

  5. Oh how exciting. A new pack member. Welcome to your new family Laralei.

  6. Congrats on your new girl. So glad it is going so well.

  7. How exciting for your family.
    Laralei will be a great addition
    and playmate for Abby.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie


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