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Get to Know Skittles


Labrador Mix




2 Years




Adopter's Home

Skittles's Story

Put your paws together for the cutest canine you may ever see, Skittles!  Skittles is a petite one-year-old Labrador Retriever mix who is as sweet as candy and hoping someone equally sweet will sweep her off her paws and give her the forever home she’s always dreamed of having!  She is a bit timid when meeting new people, but warms up fairly quickly with proper introductions and a good amount of stinky Beggin’ Strips.  Once she’s comfortable, Skittles transforms into a playful and affectionate cutie pie who loves going for long walks and enjoys interacting with her human friends through play.  Her all-time favorite activity has to be catch!  Show her a tennis ball and she’ll practically do back flips while waiting for you to throw it!  Well maybe not back flips, but she does get extremely excited!  You’re bound to have a blast anytime you interact with this cutie as she is a bundle of joy.

Skittles is searching for a moderately active home with an experienced owner and without young children.  Her biggest wish is to find a family who will give her a collar of her very own with her name on it and a warm and quiet place to sleep when the day is over.  Skittles recently returned from a foster home where her foster parents described her as being a gentle girl who enjoys chewing on bones and snuggling up right next to them when it was time to unwind.  They worked on clicker training with her and realized that she absolutely loves to work for her food!  She has already mastered a few basic commands such as sit, down, stay, and come.  Skittles is hoping that her lovely adopters will help her learn even more in the future and continue her training right by her side.  We also learned that Skittles is a big fan of peanut butter!  She’s hoping that she can show off all the fun tricks she’s learned to her new forever family so that she can earn lots of peanut butter treats in the future!  If you have room in your heart and home for a sweet girl like Skittles, then come out and meet her today!

  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on. 
  • I'm a star pupil at obedience training! 
  • You + a tennis ball = my perfect day!
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all.
  • I'll take as much exercise as I can get!
  • I love playing with Kong toys!


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.
  • I prefer quiet environments that aren't crowded.