Taken in: 2020-06-03

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2020-07-30: Hi everyone! My name is Tuscany and I am a 75-pound black female lab. No one is quite sure how old I am but the vet estimates me to be around 8 years old. I was found as a stray and ended up at a local shelter. Then a nice lady volunteer from SCLRR came and rescued me.

My foster mom says that I am as perfect as they come – a good natured, low key, calm, generally quiet and completely devoted companion. I am very respectful inside the house and will take treats gently from your hand.

I love to trot next to or behind her on our twice-daily walks, but from time to time I do like to stop and sniff the flowers and plants. I generally don’t pay much attention to other dogs and animals on my walks but I did surprise my foster mom a couple of times when I attempted to chase after a squirrel. I will touch noses with other dogs but I lose interest in them afterwards. A gentle tug from her and I am back following her at her heels. I can be trusted off-leash and will also come back when you call.
My favorite thing to do is to lie next to my foster mom wherever she is during the day. I would love nothing more than be around her at night as well as I can get a little worried when I don’t see her around. I whimper a little but I will settle down on my bed and wait, sometimes with her running shoes and socks next to me, if I can find them.

I have been tested with other dogs and cats and get along with them just fine although I don’t really play with them. However, given that I am a mellow older dog who loves human affection and attention, I will do well in a family with no young dogs and no small children. I have been around ponies and other farm animals with no issues.

SCLRR has taken good care of me and took me to nice vets who cleared my kennel cough and seasonal allergies. They all said I was a trooper when I underwent a long surgery for dental work, spay and a mammary mass removal. Now that I have also lost around 15 pounds, I am happier and more energetic and am looking forward to a new chapter with my forever family.

If you are interested in making this Lab part of your family, please contact your SCLRR family representative. If you have not yet applied with us, please submit an online application to adopt; an SCLRR volunteer will then contact you. Please note that your homecheck must be approved in order for you to be put in touch with
the dog’s foster home.