This morning my husband Larry and I went to Last Chance Rescue and picked up my purebred yellow Labrador retriever puppy. I had originally told the rescue lady to save the bigger puppy for me, but when I went to get my pup, her sister had caught up to her in size and they were both the same size. So, I had to look the puppies over and play with them and decide which puppy I wanted. It was a hard decision because all of the puppies were so cute. There were 3 yellow lab pups, one chocolate lab pup, and one black lab pup. I wanted a yellow one and a female, so that narrowed down the choice to two. Of the two, one had a black nose and one had a red nose, so I took the one with the black nose. I named the pup Amy and she is 8 weeks old today. The rescue gave Amy a puppy shot and a worming before I took her, and of course, I had to fill out papers and sign a contract. The adoption fee was $250 and I have to pay for the puppy's shots, microchip, and spaying at my own vet. My vet won't recognize any shots given by the rescue.
We went straight to the pet shop with Amy to get her a pink collar and leash, an ID tag, and some premium puppy food. Then I called my vet and asked to bring her in for a thorough physical. The vet's office was very busy today so we had to wait awhile, which is unusual. A new vet I hadn't met before checked Amy out today. The vet said Amy weighs 9.15 pounds and that she appears to be in perfect health. The vet started her on heartworm preventive today. Amy has to return to the vet for her next shot in 2 weeks. I also have to return a prepaid test kit to have her checked for parasites.
Amy is such a little sweetheart that I know I am going to enjoy her. Both my daughter Tracy and my pit bull Dakota are thrilled with the new addition to our family! I can hardly wait for Amy to be big enough to train and to take to dog parks and doggie play dates. I hope to eventually train Amy to be a therapy dog, possibly a service dog for me, and I want to train her for obedience and agility.