Labrador Retriever - Poodle - Adult - Female
Adoptable Large Spayed/NeuteredUp-to-date with routine shotshousetrainedPrefers No KidsSpecial Needs

My name is Toni and I am a 7 year old black Labradoodle. I am shy and am nervous meeting new people, as my life has not been an easy one. In my younger years, I was confined to a cage, suffering from abuse.

For these reasons I am leery, but my foster parents have shown me that humans can be kind and I deserve love. My foster mom is my favorite and she always tells me how much of a “good girl” I am. I am well behaved in the house and my foster parents worked with me, so I no longer fear going into my crate. Once I feel safe, I am a big cuddle bug who loves a good belly rub while I groan and wiggle with content.

I am looking for a patient and accepting person to follow around the house and sit near, in whatever you are doing. I am an excellent companion! I get along with other low to medium level energy dogs and I don’t mind cats. Even though I am a big girl at 70lbs, I am a lazy leash walker, so you don’t have to worry about me pulling. I will also quietly accompany you in the back seat of the car if we go for a ride, but you should know that busy places do make me nervous and I will stick close to you for reassurance. Young children also scare me, so I would do best in a home with only adults.

I am a special needs girl who takes daily medicine for my anxiety, but I may not need this forever. My ears have suffered from chronic ear infections due to neglect when I was younger, so I will require every other day ear cleanings to prevent further infections. If you are looking for a quiet and soulful companion, I am perfect. I need a family who is willing to work with me to come out of my shell and I will be forever yours. I am spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and protected with heart worm and flea preventions.

Toni is available for adoption through Pet Tales Rescue in Grand Rapids, MI. Please go to and fill out an application. Her adoption fee is $235 plus $15 for the microchip for a total of $250 payable by cash or card through the rescue’s website.

* Pet Tales Rescue does not have a physical shelter location as all of our pets are in foster homes. To meet Toni or one of our other animals, you will need to fill out an application. After your application is reviewed, one of our volunteers will contact you to set up a time to meet the pet.

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