Friendly, fun-loving labs in need of good homes

Friendly, fun-loving labs in need of good homes

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Holyoke, Ma.- Venus and Shira, 5 and 3 year old Labrador Retrievers, who have had a rough series of weeks are now looking for their forever homes. They were found wandering together, along a stretch of road and narrowly escaped being hit by a car. With the help of a caring individual, these girls were able to be rescued and their story shared.

Friendly, fun-loving labs in need of good homes
Venus (chocolate) and Shira (black)

With Venus and Shira's rescue, came an interesting twist of events that ultimately led to their “stray” status. After scanning their microchips, it was discovered that these girls had been given away by their owner approximately 5 weeks before. Their second owner, then decided to pack up and move to Arizona, and had no intention of taking Venus or Shira along. He placed an ad on, and within days, they were off to their third home. Not long after arriving into this home, they were discovered wandering, which ultimately led to their placement in a Holyoke foster home.

Despite this series of events that led to the continual hand-changing of these great girls, they are in high spirits and undoubtedly, will make the perfect addition to any family.

Venus, the chocolate lab, is approximately 5 years old and weighs 60 lbs. She has been spayed and microchipped. Venus is incredibly lovable, always wanting to shower you in kisses. She is great with children, dogs, and cats. She is also crate trained, housebroken, and responds promptly when called.

Shira, the black lab, is approximately 3 years old, and weighs 80 lbs. She has also been spayed and microchipped. She too, is very loving towards people and would do fine in a home with children of any age. A placement with cats or dogs is okay as well. Shira is somewhat mellow, but is up for anything as she loves to run or just relax by her person’s side. She is also crate trained, housebroken, and responds to basic commands.

Anyone interested in finding out more information on Venus or Shira is asked to contact Robin Budin, Massachusetts representative for the well-known and highly respected organization, Dogs Deserve Better at [email protected] All candidates would be required to complete the adoption process which includes a Dogs Deserve Better Adoption form, a meet and greet, an in-home visit, and a veterinarian check along with references. The adoption fee is $200 per dog or $350 for the pair, and guarantees that each dog is spayed, up to date on all shots, is Heartworm negative, and Lyme disease negative.

If you are willing and able to commit to either of these girls, please contact Robin as soon as possible to get the application process started.