It is very well known among the senior Lab set that if you are looking for a home there’s no better place to spend your retirement years than Les’ house! Lil’ Blondie is one of the latest very lucky Labs of a certain age to have found her way into Les’ heart, home, and family, and this darling pup knew that her future was golden the moment her foster became her forever.

Les writes:  When our foster coordinator, Karen, asked me if I could foster a 12-year-old Lab for SHLR, I said sure! Senior and special needs animals of all kinds have always had a special place in my heart and my own dogs are seniors, so I knew this little girl would fit right in.

When our wonderful transport volunteer Denise delivered Lil’ Blondie to my house I wasn’t prepared for a tiny ‘pocket Lab’ with a perennial puppy face. But the shelter had her previous history which included her age.

My own beloved Blondie two weeks prior had crossed the Bridge, the same day Lil’ Blondie was found wandering on a rural road. On October 25th I brought my Blondie’s urn and ashes home to their special place on the shelf and Lil’ Blondie arrived at my house the same day. Lil’ Blondie told me there are some things that just can’t be explained. She stayed on. She’s as sweet as she looks and keeps my feet warm at night. Thank you to SHLR for rescuing Lil’ Blondie and to Karen for sending her my way. She’s a tiny gem!