Poppy – Chocolate Female, approx. 12 years old, 80 lbs

Did you know that just like a fine wine, Labradors get even better with age? That’s right! Each year of aging makes us more and more mellow, cuddly, and even smarter! My name is Poppy and I have been aged about 12 years – the perfect age for a snuggly love bug like me. And guess what, I am looking for my forever home, so you can make me a part of your family and enjoy my fine qualities for all my golden years. 

Some may wonder how a perfectly aged lady like me ended up in rescue. Gosh, I wish I could talk people language and tell you my story, but all I can say is I was found on the streets and taken to a shelter where the kind people there immediately contacted those angels at Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno who took me in right away. I love being in my foster home – I have claimed my spot on the couch and I love having a doggie bed of my very own. I am a true couch potato – I love to sleep, snuggle, nap, cuddle, snooze, and relax. I even know how to nudge the sliding glass door open with my nose and let myself out to use the facilities when nature calls – I am as low maintenance as it gets! I do have arthritis and walk with a limp, so it is best I limit my walks to the yard and the house. I am not too good with stairs either, so I keep to the first floor. I am a very happy and loving girl who loves to get belly rubs and scratches behind my ears. My wag has only improved with all these years of practice and I love to wiggle & wag every time you walk in the door. I am a laidback lady who loves people of all ages and dogs of all sizes. I am house-trained and have excellent house-manners. No need to crate me – all I really want to do is sleep on a cozy couch and relax. My ideal day would be cuddling close to my people on the sofa while they rub my belly and we watch a movie together. A few snacks would be nice too! 

Poppy is the sweetest little old lady you will ever meet! She is a happy girl who wants nothing more than a warm cozy bed and a family to love. Poppy is very low maintenance and requires little exercise. She does have arthritis, but her gait is improving every day with some inexpensive daily arthritis medications/supplements. Poppy loves everyone she meets (people and pups), but she has not met a cat since she has become a LRRF dog, so we are unsure how she feels about feline friends. There is a very special bond that develops between a senior dog and her adopter – the look of true love and appreciation you will see in Poppy’s eyes every time she looks at you simply melts your heart and truly warms your soul. You are always deeply loved and cherished when you make a senior dog a member of your family. If you have a soft spot on your couch and a heart looking for a very special love, apply to make Poppy a member of your family at www.labrescuefresno.org!