Rolo - Unbelievably cute 1 1/2 year old Chocolate Labrador

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Rolo - Unbelievably cute 1 1/2 year old Chocolate Labrador

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:14 pm


Rolo is a absolutely beautiful 20 month old Chocolate Labrador. Rolo is a gorgeous, sweet natured girl that has had far too much change in her short life. It's hard to believe that a sweet natured chocolate lab bitch of 20 months with no real behavioral issues can have been so unlucky as to have had 7 homes... Sadly her first owner died and she has never been settled any where since.




She really has the sweetest nature and loves absolutely everyone, that said, she will alert bark when she hears noises/people outside, then lick them to death when they come in!

Rolo like lots of gun dogs can be a bit oral and likes to have something in her mouth, she did have a bit of a mouthing problem when she arrived in that she would very gently mouth arms and so on (and when I say gently I mean you can barely feel it), however given simple redirection of a toy to carry at times of excitement and her knowing what she 'is' supposed to do rather than what she 'isn't' supposed to do - she is not mouthing in her foster home. However it is a default behavior for her and she will do it when over excited or stressed so it may well re-appear when she moves again but as long as you follow the advice that we and Rolo's fosterer (who is a behaviourist) give you, it is not a problem at all, it is normal young gun dog behavior that just needs direction.

This girl just needs someone to understand that moves for animals are difficult and it can take even the loveliest of animals a while to settle into a new routine.

Due to all of the change in her young life, Rolo is in need of a calm and stable home. Someone who is going to be kind and patient with her while she settles. She has been on foster for a couple of months now and has settled so much, but moving on to someone else she will again need time to settle as this will be another change for her. She can be built up to being left for about three/four hours without a problem but she is happiest with company and needs a home with someone around a good bit of the time.

She is very bright and responsive and loves to be doing things with her person - she has been a dream to do training with. Rolo has been doing some basic agility, just building up slowly and she is a natural at it.Her fosterer has also built up some ball drive (though a flyball environment would not be suitable for her, too much going on and too much adrenaline).

She loves play with other dogs, rough and tumble is her favorite. Although she loves her rough and tumble she has got quite good at listening to another dog that she knows about when enough is enough and is polite in her play. There are however some issues with other dogs, in terms of if a dogs she doesn't know tells her to go away in an over the top manner then she will take it as a threat and react accordingly so care needs to be taken when meeting new dogs, i.e. just asking if the other dog is OK to be met by a friendly bouncy chocolate nut bag - as if the other dog is fine she is fab. She can take telling off just fine from dogs she knows, it really is a confidence thing.

While she is in foster with several other dogs and loves their company and I have no problems with her here, there has been a problem with one dog in one home and due to the fact that she has had so many homes we want to minimize the chance of anything going wrong so have decided to home her as an only dog. She will need some doggie pals to play with out and about though.

She is toilet trained, non destructive (though like previously said, she does know with guidance like to greet with something in her mouth and if nothing is to hand then this could be the food bowl or she has even been found trying to pick up her bed to greet me with, very cute!) All in all a lovely dog that we am desperate to find the right home for as she really is the loveliest dog just needs someone to love forever! If you have any questions at all then please get in touch.



Rolo is on foster in Swindon but we home across the UK. If you're interested in adopting Rolo, please read our adoption guidelines and procedure;
http://friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/animalsforadoption.html
Before completing a pre-adoption form;
http://friendsoftheanimalsrct.org.uk/dogadopt.html

If you have any questions then please do ask
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Re: Rolo - Unbelievably cute 1 1/2 year old Chocolate Labrador

Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:33 pm

Rolo is now reserved subject to a successful home check Smile
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Post by FriendsOfTheAnimalsRCT on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:27 pm

Now re homed Smile
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