Not available for interstate adoption
Izzy & Max
Large Female Labrador Mix Dog
- Rescue group:
- Labrador Rescue
- PetRescue ID:
Max and Izzy (both Labrador crosses) came to Lab Rescue as a result of sad circumstances. They are Labrador x Kelpies, but we suspect Izzy may have some cattle dog in her too. They grew up together from puppies (now 14 years old) and are best friends. They are a sprightly pair for their age, but love their naps and are happy to snooze the day away!
Once you meet Max and Izzy you'll fall in love with their gorgeous personalities. And here they are:
My name is Max and I am obsessed with my humans (oh, and food). I just love pats and cuddles and love to stay close by so I quite often follow my humans around the house (not in an anxious way, just more in a curious, pat me again kind of way). I really am just an old fella looking for a bit of extra love and attention.
I get super excited when the lead comes out and love to explore, but because I have a bit of stiffness I am a bit slow and can't go on long walks - around the block is what I love followed by a little snooze of course. I like to smile, so you'll always feel happy looking at me.
I have to tell you that my eyesight is not what it used to be and I have cataracts. This doesn't really bother me too much during the day and at night my sense of smell and hearing make up for my impaired vision (my foster carers laugh because I might not be able to see 100% but when the food comes out I am there with bells on!).
My foster carers tell me I have good manners and respond to basic commands, but they also say I could keep learning new ones because I am bright and switched on. I am even pretty good at sitting and waiting for my dinner which I think is awesome because I think I mentioned before that I love food... mmmm food....
My name is Izzy and I am an independent girl. I love my walks and I love exploring the backyard. Just because I'm independent doesn't mean I don't like attention... I love belly rubs and cuddles, I just don't need to beg for them.
I love my food and I will always sit and wait to be fed. I am quiet and respectful of your space and take a little while to warm to new situations but once I know what is going on I am relaxed and happy. My foster Mum whispers in my ear that I am lovely and gentle and she tells me how good I am. I love this special attention just for me.
They tell me my eyesight is fading a little around the edges, but I don't seem to notice and I do sometimes have some slight soreness at the top of my hips but none of this causes me any problems and when I am out walking I am all systems go and I'm just keen to be out and about.
I'm not sure if Max told you, but we used to be outside dogs in our previous life, so we are still learning when it comes to being indoors. We love being indoors with our humans and we are both toilet trained.
Max and Izzy would be suited to a family with older children, singles, or couples who want to be rewarded with love and companionship whilst giving these beautiful dogs the same in their twilight years. They get along really well with their foster-brother Zac, so we feel another dog would be fine after a successful meet and greet.
Both Max and Izzy are untested with children. We suggest a cat free home (but it will depend on the cat).
Please go to the website http://www.rescuealabrador.com/
to submit an adoption application. Please click on the adopt a dog link on the left hand side of the screen and complete the questions if you are interested in adopting aLabrador.
We will not discuss specific dogs with you until you have completed this questionnaire as this allows us to establish which dogs are potential matches for your lifestyle.
Once we have found a suitable match to your family, we will allow you to contact the appropriate foster carer who will discuss the dog in more detail with you.
Once you are both satisfied that this is a good match you will be able to meet the Lab. If all goes well, you will be able to take the dog on a 2 week trial. You will complete the adoption paperwork and pay the adoption fee at this stage.
At the end of the 2 week trial you will be able to adopt the Lab and we will submit the microchip transfer to the council.