What a pretty girl Emma is! She is an 10-year-old lab mix who weighs 35 pounds. Emma is a social girl who enjoys time with other friendly dogs and time for activity.   She is described as  “a loving and affectionate member of the household.”

While Emma has lived with another dog and done well when meeting new dogs, it is unknown how she would react to a cat. Emma might enjoy a home with older children who are respectful and kind.

We are told that Emma can manage quite a few hours between potty breaks. She can stay home alone when her human leaves the house, behaving herself inside. Of course, one would want to allow Emma time to acclimate to her new home before leaving her for long periods of time. If one has another dog at home for Emma to spend time with, this could make her transition to her adoptive home smoother.

It has been stressed that Emma is very active. This means her adopter should be able and willing to get her out for exercise. Exercise and walks can be a bonding experience with a dog! Emma’s current person says she could possibly enjoy agility as a hobby. Emma is described as “very smart and trainable”. She does OK on leash but can get excited. Perhaps her adopter could work on her leash skills as well? Time in a large, fenced area would be excellent for Emma! Emma loves smelling all the smells and checking out everything in the world around her. Dogs learn so much from exploring and it is so good for them!

Once Emma is exercised, she’s happy to lounge around the house and snuggle with you when you are available for that. Emma is said to be a sensitive girl who likes to comfort her person, “talking” to them with grunts. She sounds like the complete package: a young senior with energy who also knows when to calm down and enjoy time with her people. Emma is very cuddly, sweet, and engaging with her owners. She’ll sleep pressed against you and hang out with you all day.

Emma does bark at noises she hears. She enjoys watching what’s going on outside from the window. She can still manage stairs. While she is up to date on vaccines, her human says they are unsure about further vetting. Emma’s adopter should be prepared to get her fully vetted with a full senior exam. This will give the best overall picture of Emma’s health.

A girl like Emma needs a home with someone who will keep her mentally and physically active. She’s ready to join a home where there is more time for her. Emma sounds like such a fun and loving dog, she’s going to make a great addition to someone’s home!

Emma is located in Bellevue, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org 

This is a courtesy post. Emma is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation. 
 

 

 

 

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