Here is her story. I have a 5 year old pure chocolate lab that I can no longer keep. Her name is Sophia. She is a good dog with a rough start and happy middle and now I am hoping for a better end. We in fact had rescued her. She was born July 5 2002 and gave to a girl I worked with as a present for her brand new baby. This girl could not take care of her baby let alone a dog and a hyper lab puppy to boot. She lived in an apartment and they did not allow pets so she kept the puppy outside in a small cat carrier. The puppy had to eat, poop, pee and play in there. Then when winter hit, with all the terrible blizzards we had in 2002 the pup was still left in this same carrier. That is when I found out about her. My husband and I who were owners of a golden retriever ran and got this cute dog. When we found her, she was in the before mentioned carrier with pee and water frozen to the bottom. We took her home and she has been with us since. We love the dog and have had a great time with her but as we are also parents now of two toddlers and just don’t have the time she deserves. She is a good mannered dog. She does not beg at the table, nor eat table scraps. She does jump and get excited when people come over. She enjoys laying around outside on warm days but does not care to be outside in the cold. She would not be a good dog to keep outside in a kennel. She is of course house broken. My children are far too hard on her which is another reason we have come to this decision. We have tried to find good people to take her but no one wants a big dog.