Ripple Status: Available

ID: 32466

Name: Ripple

Breed: Labrador

Age: 4 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See below

Location: In Foster in
York, North Yorkshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.


26-12-21 Ripple would really like a home with Whisper as they have always lived together.  They have come to us from a breeder are both quite confident girls who already walk on leads.   They could be house trained although we can't guarantee that but is shouldn't take them long to learn if they aren't.  There does not need to be a resident dog if they are homed together but if they aren't they will need a home with another dog.  Ripple is really sweet and affectionate and  could be homed with older dog savvy children who are used to dogs of her size.

12-01-22 UPDATE
Ripple has been in foster for a little more than 48 hrs with her companion Whisper. Ripple and Whisper are young, energetic labradors who are busy and quite full on if not managed carefully.
Both are learning boundaries within a home environment. If they are to be rehomed together any potential adopter will need to be experienced with different behavioural traits as they can be polar opposites - this inevitably runs the risk of learning behaviours from one another - potential adopters will therefore need sufficient knowledge to know how they should react to different situations so it doesn’t have an adverse impact on the other.
Ripple is the more confident of the two.
She has exhibited some hackling with other dogs if the other dog is off lead and not under control so correcting her at the right time is essential so this does not escalate and become more frequent. As Ripple‘s companion Whisper is anxious this could make Whisper reactive in the future if Ripple’s reaction is not handled carefully and correctly.
Ripple will pull on the lead if allowed to so correction to ensure this doesn’t become prolonged will be necessary.
Ripple can sometimes pay things a lot of attention when out on walks (people, dogs etc) and become intent on them to the extent she will begin to stalk so snapping her out of this behaviour early so it doesn’t escalate will be essential.
Ripple will occasionally counter surf but is not as intent on food as Whisper. Ripple will give herself more time to sniff out food at which point Whisper may steal it so managing this again will be crucial if they are rehomed together.
All reinforcement absolutely must be positive, rewarding the right behaviours at the right times, calm and firm.
Ripple will need a lot of exercise to drain off her energy this will also help to address any behavioural problems in the home. Ripple loves to play ball and can be over excited if she sees balls or people playing with a ball so in addition to a lot of walks she will need other stimulus to keep her mind busy and redirection so she doesn’t become highly strung around others playing with a ball.
Ripple likes to have a cuddle on the sofa so any applicant will need to be willing to provide this for her - she will challenge other dogs for human attention - again this will need to be addressed.
She’s a delightful girl and I have every confidence she will flourish and outgrow her mischievous traits in the right home. We are working on addressing all of these aspects here - they have made incredible progress in the short time they’ve been here so will need absolute confidence this can be continued in their new home.

Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

 If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.


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