Newfoundland/Labrador Retriever
Picture of Sydney, a female Newfoundland/Labrador Retriever

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Age: 12 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Syd, Sydy, SydyMcGydy

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue

November 21st 2004

Going for walks and chasing other dogs and their balls

Favorite Toy:
She doesn't care to be sniffed from behind

Favorite Food:
peanut butter

Favorite Walk:
Dog park

Best Tricks:
Well.....she's not very tricky!

Arrival Story:
We adopted Sydney from a no-kill shelter called N.O.A.H. the day after my sister's wedding. We were on our way home after having spent the night where she got married. We'd been wanting a dog - mostly my daughters had been hounding me for a dog since they could talk. I worked full time and was away from home way too much to take on another "child." After I left my full time job, I was much more open to getting a dog, knowing full well that I'd be the primary care-giver, no matter what my girls told me about how much they'd take care of a dog! We stopped by the shelter and looked around and there she was, putting her paw through the little hole in the plexi glass. "Take me, take me," she woofed. And we did. She's a Newfoundland and Lab mix. She was 2 and a half at the time. She's come a long ways - she didn't know how to play! Now she does and she's lots of fun. A great addition to our family!

You'd think Syd would be a good swimmer and a good fetcher, right? Well, she knew how to do neither when we first got her. She barely ran, and she never played. Believe it or not, (I didn't!), she didn't know how to play. Her first owners took care of her, but obviously they didn't do much with her. Now she goes everywhere with me. She's learned to swim and she loves to fetch - other dog's balls. That's her favorite game. She's always loved to wade - especially in mud puddles! Now she'll fetch a ball in the water, and run and play. I'm glad her original owners gave her away - lucky us!

Forums Motto:
The Sydster

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 29th 2009 More than 7 years!

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Adopt the Right Dog

New kitty in the house

October 6th 2010 3:03 pm
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I have a new kitten. She likes me better than the the two cats because all they do is growl at her. I let her be. She even went nose to nose with me when I was eating my dinner and I didn't mind. Mom thinks I'm a great dog because I'm so nice to the kitten. It's not that tough. She's really little, about the size of my head. How can I be mean to such a little thing?


Adopt the Right Dog

September 20th 2010 6:50 pm
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My mom has a website called Adopt-the-Right-Dog; I'm the inspiration for it! It's about helping you decide whether you're ready for a dog, and once you are, choosing the right dog. There's a couple pages where you can add your own stuff - one about people who have gone above and beyond to help rescue dogs and find new forever homes for them -, and another one lets you share pictures of your cute dog and tell your dog adoption story.
We hope you'll share your story and photos.


Choosing the Right Dog

May 17th 2010 12:13 am
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My mom, Sandi, has a website called Adopt the Right Dog., all about adopting the right dog! Some people don't know how much work it is to own a dog and they adopt or buy one and end up giving it away. That's how lots of dogs end up in pounds and shelters. My mom and I want to make sure that doesn't happen. There's lots to think about when you want a dog - like if you want a big dog like me, (I'm half Newfoundland, half Lab, and weigh more than 70 pounds). Maybe you want a really active dog that you can run with - I like to run and chase dogs, but I'm not hyper at home - unless I don't get enough exercise, then I might get a little antsy.

Who's going to take care of your new dog? My mom's kids said they would, and they love me lots, but it's mostly mom who takes care of me. The girls are teenagers and busy with their own things.

So anyway, those are just a few things to think about. I hope you look at my mom's website because she wants y0u to be really happy with the dog you pick. We are very happy together; she definitely adopted the right dog!

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