Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Colt Found a Forever Home!

We are VERY happy to announce that Colt has found a forever home! He is now a proud resident of Grayslake, IL and living quite comfortably with his new dad, Jason. He also has a new name. He now goes by, Draper (named after Jason's favorite hockey player). We were sad to see our little Colt go, but extremely happy to know he is in good hands and will be loved very, very much. It's a good thing Jason came along when he did. Colt definitely had the potential to make us foster failures. Below is a picture of Draper and his new Dad.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Meet Colt!!

Please allow me to introduce the newest member of the Give A Dog A Home! blog...Colt!!

Colt is a 5 month old purebred Chocolate Labrador Retriever. He recently made his way to Madison via Clanton, Alabama. This little guy is 100% puppy!! He is full of energy and love and has plenty to share with everyone he meets. So far, he has fit in with our family wonderfully. He LOVES his two lab foster brothers and truly can't get enough of them. He loves people just as much as his four legged friends and is very eager to please. As with most labs, Colt is VERY food motivated. So far we have been able to teach him to sit and are working on down, wait, stay, etc. He sleeps in a crate at night and also stays in there during the day while we are at work. His first experience with the crate went as expected. He barked for about the first 5 minutes then made the usual lab groan and went to sleep. Now, after 4 days, he seems to understand that when he goes in the crate, it's time to sleep. No more barking at night! Also, no accidents in the house or crate! I can't say that he is completely potty trained (yet), but he is well on his way. I will report back soon with more info as we get to know Mr. Colt better!