Ramsey (#170264)

 

Ramsey is a 6 year old neutered black male who weighs 55 lbs.  He is good with female dogs; and approved for kids 10 and up.  No cats for this handsome fella.

 

Ramsey has been diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, a progressive disease of the spinal cord in dogs;  The disease has an insidious onset which begins with a loss of coordination in the hind limbs.  The affected dog will wobble when walking; his rear legs will knuckle over or will drag his feet.  As the disease progresses, Ramsey is likely to have difficulty standing and eventually become unable to walk.  The clinical course can range from 6 months to 1 year before dogs become paraplegic.  While he does not feel any pain, Ramsey has a hard time walking and functioning like a normal dog.

 

Personnel at the shelter felt that Ramsey was a good candidate for a wheelchair and they submitted an application on his behalf.  He received donated wheels from Rescue Rollers - Wheelchairs for Dogs (https://www.facebook.com/RescuedRollers).  Ramsey does not think that anything is wrong.  He gets around fine outdoors with his cart.  Once in a while he gets stuck in a corner and needs a little help getting the cart redirected.  In the house he gets around by scooting with his back legs.  He moves well on tile and wood floors and goes a little slower on carpet.  

 

While his time may be short, Ramsey is looking for a family that can give him the life and love he deserves.  Ramsey is house trained.  He cannot be crated as he can’t always turn around in confined spaces.  His ideal home will have few steps at the house entrance and hard floors.  He needs a family that can take him for walks 3 times a day.  

 

Watch Ramsey in the following video’s at: 
Ramsey Walking https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4W1us6m7Uk 
Ramsey Playing 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn3ETyllMkM 
Ramsey Playing 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y1vAwNr3Ro 
Ramsey's Cart (Taking his cart on and off) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDIZ31ZzoPk .
 



Doc #2 (#170242)

Doc is a 11 month old black neutered male.  He weighs 45 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Doc is approved for ages 10 and up, but could be approved for kids 8 and up if they are very dog savvy.  Doc is a fun, lovable, goofy, energetic young labby! He hasn't met a stranger and just loves all of my dogs and my young son. He certainly enjoys his food and does good in his crate after a few barks to express his displeasure that he can't be with his people and needs to go to sleep. He hasn't had any accidents in the house and loves giving kisses but does need some work on a leash and commands, so he will have a training addendum.
May 27, 2017 - Doc is a fun boy but does have a lot of energy to burn He is great with dogs and would love another playful dog to run and play with to burn that energy. He would love and active owner, maybe a runner, that would get him the exercise he needs so that he can be a good boy :-) He romps and plays in the yard with his foster's dogs and her young son to his heart's content and then settles nicely when he comes in. He is good in his crate and very affectionate. Doc is on the smaller side so easy to handle, but will need exercise and to continue his training.




Hinny (#170244)

Hinny is an 8 year old girl who is current on her vaccines and heartworm negative. She weighs 56 lbs but needs to lose 3-4 to regain her girlish figure.  She is approved for kids 10 and up, and is good with other dogs (she lived with another dog in her previous home).  She hasn't lived with cats, but does like to chase squirrels occasionally.   She doesn't need to be crated but will use a crate to nap.  She enjoys exploring the yard, but has shown little to no interest in the ducks and goose that also live at her foster home. 

Update from foster on May 11, 2017: Hinny is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met. She doesn't bark and lets out a very slight grunt or sigh when she settles for the evening. Whenever she needs to go out, she jumps on the couch or bed and looks at your face until you get up! Its adorable!



Oakley (#170284)

Oakley is a 1 year old black male, who weighs 54 lbs.  He is up to date on vaccines and heartworm negative.  Placements for Oakley are limited to single family homes, though townhomes in a quiet area with a fence will be considered. He is good with other dogs, unknown with cats, and approved for kids 7 and up. He is doing well in his crate at his foster home and walks well on a leash with another dog.  Oakley came to us with another dog, and must got to a home with another dog.  He loves people, is very affectionate with big feet and shiny coat. 

Update from Oakley's foster on Jun 3, 2017: This one year-old boy has brought such incredible love and personality to his foster home. Now he's ready to bring all that fun and love to his forever home. He is quite well behaved, enjoys playing with the other dogs or relaxing with a toy. Foster mom says he keeps them constantly laughing and amuses them with his sweetness. He gets so excited when he has a toy or a bone to carry around like he won a prize. He is so proud of himself! Are you looking to add a very sweet one year old boy to your loving home!?! 



Pixie (#170326)

Pixie is a 3 year old black female, up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  This petite girl weighs only 45 lbs, but could gain a few more to reach her ideal weight.  She is approved for kids 10 and up, is good with other dogs, but is not a fan of cats. Placements for Pixie are limited to single family homes.  Pixie is a pretty low energy pup and can be a little shy in getting to know new people. Once she's settled in she still gets in super playful moods where she'll run around with a tennis ball in her mouth. One of her laughable traits is that she'll bark at you when excited, probably trying to get you excited enough to play with her as well! She has perfect house manners and can be left uncrated in the house, but she much prefers to have her humans home with her.  Pixie is a dream walker! She is very gentle and doesn't pull, even when approached by other people or dogs!

Update from Pixie's foster on June 7, 2017: Pixie is happy to report that she has been spayed. She's ready to move on and find a loving family of her own. In the meantime, she's rolling on her back and lining up the vet techs to give her belly rubs. This sweet heart loves to cuddle with you and if her dreams were to come true she would be getting nonstop belly rubs!







Mickey (#170219)

Mickey is a 3 year old black male, who is up to date on his vaccines.  His is heartworm positive and will be treated at one of Lab Rescue's heartworm approved vets. Mickey weighs 53 lbs and is approved for kids 10 and up.  He is good with other dogs, but isn't a fan of cats.  Mickey's placements are presently limited to a single family home or a townhouse with a physical or underground fence. This playful boy loves toys, sniffing for squirrels, and fetching (though he doesn't always bring them back).  He's house and crate trained, and does better on a leash with an easy walk harness. He is a sucker for tummy rubs and loves to be with his humans. While a little shy when he first meets you, he warms up quickly.  Mickey loves car rides and takes treats gently.  He'll do best with an active family that can given him lots of love, attention, training and exercise!
Update from Mickey's foster on May 8, 2017: Mickey is such a sweetie, and oh that face! He has a head tilt that will steal your heart! He gets very excited when he sees humans and dogs because he'd would love to play with them, so he will benefit from further training with stinky treats (salmon seems to be a favorite) to learn to focus on his human rather than distractions around him. He's very trainable and will be a wonderful and sweet addition to a great family! 



Zoey #3 (#170181)

Zoey is a 8 year old spayed black female who weighs 78 lbs.  She is current with her shots; and is heartworm negative.  Zoey is good with dogs of all sizes; unknown with cats; and approved for kids of all ages.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes or townhomes in a  suburban neighborhood or rural setting. Zoey came to us with a broken toe. While she has been healing we have learned more about her.

Update from Zoey herself on Jun 13, 2017:  Last weekend my foster mom took me to a nearby park with a stream and I immediately started swimming. I got in several times and loved it. I am a big girl, and would love a fenced in yard with some room to stretch my legs. I like to retrieve a ball but will not wear you out. I love to nap on the dog beds, and sleep through the night. I love to have you sit on the floor with me and drape myself in your lap immediately for all that extra love. Foster mom has been taking me to all her grand kids softball games these last two weeks and I love going. I sit quietly next to her chair and watch the game. FM says I am stately and love riding in the car. I get such a big smile on my face when I see kids, and love it when they love on me." 
Watch Zoey on
 
Update from Zoey's foster on June 6, 2017: We have discovered that Zoey will do best in a home with a physical fence. She is a big girl who needs room to roam. It would be great if her future adopters could take her swimming because she really likes it and it's great for her leg/toe. She has no exercise restrictions, but don't take her running on a marathon right away. She still needs to continue building up her exercise routine.  Zoey is a stunningly beautiful gal that has an awesome zest for life. Don't let her age fool you, she is ready to take on any adventure.  Zoey enjoys retrieving and swimming. She has great recall. Zoey is house and crate trained but has not been crated for years. She knows basic commands and is well-behaved. 

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Coalson (#170308)

Coalson is an 18 month old black neutered male.  He weighs 62 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but no cats for Coalson.  He is approved for ages 10 and up.  Coalson is a sweet boy who fell on tough times and is looking for that special family to take him in and shower him with lots of love and attention.




Dozer (#170356)

Dozer is a 2 year old black male, who weighs 71 lbs.  Dozer is up to date on his vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  Dozer is approved for kids 10 and up; he's good with other dogs, but unknown with cats.  Placements are currently limited to single family homes. Dozer is a sweet and friendly boy. He rode well in the car during transport but was ready to jump out as soon as the door was open! He did well meeting other dogs. This boy is looking for a family committed to taking him to training, exercising him regularly, and showing him how to have fun. More to come on Dozer as we get to know him.



Bella #5 (#170323)

Bella is a 7 yr old black spayed female.  She weighs 90 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but no cats for Bella.  She is approved for ages 10 and up.  Bella is an active and happy gal looking for her forever family. Don't let her age fool you she still has lots of energy. Bella is house and crate trained. She lived most of her life indoors but has been living outside in recent history. She loves to explore the yard. She loves to play fetch with tennis balls. She enjoys Kong toys, they hold up to her chewing. She can be strong on leash, a harness may help with this. Bella responds to sit, lay down, shake, speak, roll over, and drop it (when playing fetch). She loves car rides. She shouldn't be fed people food as it can upset her stomach.

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Judge (#170348)

Judge is a big, handsome  seven year old neutered black male who is current on vaccines and heartworm negative. He weighs 94 pounds and needs to lose 12-15 to be at his ideal weight. He's looking forward to a forever family who will help him with his new exercise regimen. Judge is good with other dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up. He is a calm guy who just wants to be your best friend. He walked very nicely on leash without a harness and is quite a love bug around the house.  Judge has very soft and silky fur and loves a good cuddle. He has perfect house manners; no jumping and barking when visitors arrive, no counter surfing, and completely trustworthy when the humans are gone. He is going to make some family very lucky. He is one of those easy dogs who can fit in anywhere.

Update from Judge's foster family - June 4, 2017: Judge is the total package: smart, sweet, and well-mannered. He arrived yesterday and immediately made friends with the two resident female labs. He has really bonded with the human guys in the house, showing his excellent cuddling skills and proving he has potential as a couch potato. We call him a luxury dog because his fur is definitely of the highest quality: soft and silky. Judge needs to lose a few pounds, but he enjoys leashed walks, so he will be at his ideal weight in no time. When foster mom served him green beans with his kibble he let her know she was overruled as he picked them out and ate everything else.  He is among the easiest dogs we have ever fostered and his forever family will be getting a gem of a dog.



Monte (#170245)

Monte is a 1 year old black male, who is up to date on his vaccines.  He is heartworm negative and weighs 63 lbs.  Monte is approved for kids 10 and up, good with other dogs, but unknown with cats.  Monte's placements are limited to single family homes, and while he doesn't need a fence, he will need ample exercise.  Monte knows lots of commands and will happily show off his skills for treats.  He adores tennis balls and will chase it, always bringing it back for more. He is crate trained but hasn't needed the crate in his foster home. Monte is good on a leash, and loves car rides. 

Update from Monte's foster on May 24, 2017: Monte is very much a people dog!! He loves food, toys, his crate and people!! He likes to go outside but would prefer to just hang inside with his people. Monte would be happiest as an only dog, as he enjoys getting undivided attention, but he is good with other dogs and does not really care about them. He just prefers to have his humans to himself to play with him and throw the ball over and over again! If you are looking for a fun, active pup who will adore you and play with you all day, but also who settles well in a crate, or uncrated, then Monte is your guy!!! 
See Monte in action on   Fetching!  Showing us his skills!



Mar (#170324)

Mar is a 9 year old black male, who weighs 79 lbs.  He is current on his vaccines and is heartworm negative.  Mar will need a physical fence, is good with other dogs (though isn't much interested in playing with them) and is approved for kids 10 and up. Placements are currently limited to single family homes.  He's good with other dogs and unknown with cats.  Mar is a sweet older boy with a zest for life.  He loves to take walks, navigates the stairs easily, and happily greets both dogs and humans.  He is housetrained and can be left alone with run of the house without incident. Mar is a world class snuggler and loves to curl up with humans on the couch. He is learning to enjoy peanut butter kongs and antlers. He's an an all around wonderful dog, Mar would be the perfect addition to any home. 



BJ (#170085)

BJ is a 1 yr old yellow male.  He weighs 38 lbs and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs, unknown with cats and approved for ages 10 and up.  BJ arrived last weekend and during his wellness exam, it was discovered he has a significant heart murmur, grade 5 out of 6.  We visited the cardiologist and the news wasn't good.  He cannot be treated with medications, nor can he have surgery.  Somehow, all the dysfunctional components of his little heart have managed to find a way to work together.  We don't know how long BJ will be with us.  It could be months, or it could be years.  Of course, he doesn't know what's going on and he's living in the moment acting like a typical puppy.  He loves to go for walks, play, eat treats, but most of all he loves to cuddle with anyone who will let him jump on their lap.  He also knows how to sit to take treats very gently.  We're looking for a very special family who is ready to fall in love with BJ and allow him to have the best time of his life.

Update from BJ's Foster Family - Mar 1, 2017: BJ is the sweetest dog I have ever had. Such a gentle love bug. He's not crazy jumping out of control. His prey drive is very strong for cats and squirrels! He loves and snuggles very gently. In the yard, BJ likes to carry a ball in his mouth and looks just so cute! He needs to be reminded that he can't run around out of control with the other dogs, so he will do best in a home with calm dogs, or as the only dog. He is just so awesome, I wish everyone could share a day with him!!!! 

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Kaylee (#170261)

Kaylee is a 3.5 year old female, who weighs 66 lbs, and needs to lose 2-3 lbs.  She is up to date on her vaccines, and is heartworm negative.  She's approved for kids 10 and up, and is good with other dogs. But she needs a physical or underground fence, as she is an explorer! 
She is good on the leash and enjoys her walks.  She's smart and energetic, loves to retrieve but isn't a nut about it. Knows sit, come, and down. 



Dixie Rose (#170349)

Dixie Rose is a 3 yr old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 64 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Dixie Rose is approved for ages 10 and up.  Dixie Rose is a very friendly and easy going pup who enjoys being with you. She likes to retrieve and play with toys. She loves to swim and had plenty of practice as her old owner lives at Lake Gaston. She enjoys playing with the neighborhood dogs. She would love a home with a yard to stretch her legs while and explore. Needs fence either physical or underground so she won't wander off. 

Watch her at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35HNGmK5Pqg




Howard (#170340)

Howard is a 7 year old chocolate male. He's up to date on his vaccines, and is heartworm positive.  He will be treated at one of Lab Rescue's approved vets.  Howard weighs 76 lbs, which is a good weight for him.  He does need a physical or underground fence, and is approved for kids 10 and up.  He is good with other dogs, but unknown with cats. Howard is house and crate trained, as well as good on a lead. He knows sit, down, and come, and loves car rides. 

Update on June 4, 2017: Howard is a very easy pup to be with and loves to get attention and be petted. He is so happy to be an inside dog rather than chained outside. He likes to retrieve and he seems to be enjoying bringing it back to you. He has a nice Lab lean and likes his belly rubbed. He's been on 5 miles walks in a local park on a long lead he did well and came when called. He wasn't interested in the rabbits and squirrels. He enjoyed wading in a couple of the streams he found on the walk. He would love a home with a yard to stretch his legs while and explore.  

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Black Jack (#170333)

Black Jack is a 6 month old black neutered male.  He weighs 35 lbs and is up to date on vaccinations.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  He is approved for ages 10 and up.  He was an outside dogs but very happy to be inside. When you first meet him he hangs back to see what you are going to do but if you have treats or a ball he will gather around to get attention. He is looking for a family that will give him plenty of attention, love and training. He must have a fenced yard or he might wander off.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RwK24QdulU .

Update from Black Jack's Foster family - May 29, 2017: Jack has been a charming guest so far! He a bit unsure out in the wider world, but at home he's a happy dog. When he met his foster brother Max, his ears perked up and his tail immediately started wagging. Jack has been following him around like a shadow ever since! He has warmed up quickly to us and has liked the other humans he's met--though it does take him a few minutes to come out of his shell. 
In the house, Jack has been fantastic. He appears to be house trained and is definitely crate trained. He goes happily into his crate when we need to be out of the house and at night. He'll whine a moment or two before settling down. Jack also says hello in the morning when he's ready to go outside and have breakfast, but he sleeps through the night without a peep. He likes to cuddle up with his humans, and also has a bit of good-natured puppy mischief in him! Generally, Jack knows a dog toy when he sees it. He has hunted down every bone his foster brother has ever lost and forgotten and collected them in his crate. 



Sunny (#170347)

 

Sunny is a 1 year old neutered yellow male who weighs 75 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heart worm negative.  Sunny is good with dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family hones in a suburban neighborhood or rural area.  

 

Sunny is a strikingly handsome fella with a lot of puppy energy.  As is common with most young pups, he would benefit from obedience training.  He is looking a family willing to work with him on manners and training; and committed to getting him plenty of exercise.  



Black Bear (#170335)

Black Bart is a 6 month old black neutered male.  He weighs 36 lbs and is up to date on vaccinations.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  He is approved for ages 10 and up.  He was an outside dogs but very happy to be inside. When you first meet him he hangs back to see what you are going to do but if you have treats or a ball he will gather around to get attention. He is looking for a family that will give him plenty of attention, love and training. He must have a fenced yard or he might wander off. 

 

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RwK24QdulU




Trouble (#170312)

 

Trouble is a 7 year old neutered black male who weighs 55 lbs and should probably gain 5 more.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm positive.  He will be treated at one of Lab Rescue's approved vets.  Trouble is good with dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural area.  

 

Trouble is a friendly dog who likes to be petted.  He is an easy going fella who doesn’t think that running around like crazy is necessary any more.  Trouble is pretty good on a lead and enjoys taking walks.  He knows the commands sit, down and come.  Appears to be house trained as he is keeping his room clean at the kennel.  



Bear #3 (#170331)

Bear is a 1-1/2 yr old  black neutered male.  He weighs 65 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Bear is approved for ages 10 and up.  Bear is an 18-month-old bundle of love. He loves people and is affectionate and a frequent kisser. He loves to play with toys in the house and to play ball outside. He’s very much still a puppy and has tons of energy. He is easy to train - sit, lay, shake, come - and has excellent recall. He is good on leash, loves to retrieve and has a soft mouth. He loves to play with other dogs - running and wrestling - but prefers his canine companions to be laid back and submissive. He’s crate trained, but doesn't seem to need it.















Ben (#170273) & Jake (#170274)

Ben and Jake are 10 year old black neutered males.  Ben weighs 50 lbs and Jake weighs 59 lbs.  They are up to date on vaccinations and are heartworm negative.  They are good with cats and are a bonded pair so they must be adopted together.  Ben and Jake are approved for ages 7 and up.  Ben & Jake like to stay where the family is so they can get attention. Ben will put his head in your lap while Jake prefers to put a paw in your lap. They are happy to meet everyone with their tails wagging. Like getting their bellies and head rubbed. They are inside dogs that like to go outside. Jake doesn't like to go out in the rain while Ben thinks it great, he will go out and play in any puddles just for fun. When they got out of the yard they went swimming in a lake behind the house. They sleep on dog bed in living room They have been together since they were puppies must be adopted together. They would like a home with a yard where they can play and sunbathe.

Update from Ben and Jake's Foster Family - May 6, 2017: Jake and Ben #2 are continuing to do well in their foster home. They walk fine together with just a little pulling (probably would be better with easy walk harnesses). No accidents in the home. A little counter surfing to remind us that we need to tidy up. They have done well in our suburban neighborhood (Rockville, MD) and haven't been bothered by or barked at passersby, cars, or deliveries. They've been good meeting people and dogs on walks. While it would be great for them to have a fenced-in yard so far they've only spent a few minutes in the yard before wanting to come back in. A few walks a day will keep these boys happy. 

Update from Ben and Jake's Foster Family - May 8, 2017: Jake and Ben #2 are continuing to do well in their foster home. They walk fine together with just a little pulling (probably would be better with easy walk harnesses). They have excellent house manners and do not need to be crated. They have done well in a suburban neighborhood (Rockville, MD) and haven't been bothered by or barked at passersby, cars, or deliveries. Actually, they still haven't barked at all. They've been good meeting people and dogs on walks. While it would be great for them to have a fenced-in yard so far they've only spent a few minutes in the yard before wanting to come back in. If they get walked multiple times a day, a yard wouldn't be a requirement. The boys were absolutely charming at the adoption event and happily accepted all of the love and attention from potential adopters. They can't wait to find their forever family! 



Charlotte (#160371)

Charlotte is a 1 yr old black spayed female.  She weighs 35 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Charlotte is approved for ages 10 and up.  Charlotte is a super sweet little nugget, who doesn't let having three legs slow her down at all! She will run and hop up a full flight of stairs before you have time to marvel at the fact that she's doing it! She even skips stairs! She sleeps soundly through the night, is house and crate trained, and is perfect in the crate, never making a peep. She's not crazy energetic, and seems content to beg for belly rubs and cuddle, and enjoy munching on some grass while exploring outside. She does well with the older, laid back dogs in the house, but is a bit concerned when the rambunctious ones get too close as she's still a bit unbalanced and I think is afraid they might knock her over. She loves to be outside, and chases bits of fluff (and flies) but hasn't quite decided to chase toys or balls yet. Charlotte knows her basic commands (sit, come, kennel & drop it), but as a young girl who has been through a lot of changes, a refresher training course and a bit of consistency would help her thrive. She is incredibly easy on leash, and just needs the tiniest tug of encouragement when she gets tired or distracted to follow her human.




Diesel (#170339)

Diesel is a 2-1/2 yr old black neutered male.  He weighs 63 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs and unknown with cats.  Diesel is approved for ages 10 and up.  Diesel is a young energetic pup who likes to be around you and get attention. When you scratched his butt scratched he does a dance to get more. He likes to retrieve and play with toys. He is a good dog and with some training he will be a great one. He would love a home with a yard so he can run and stretch his legs while he plays.  He needs either a physical or underground fence. He will make some lucky family a super companion.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N57PehNHhaE




Beau (#170285)

Beau is a 1 yr old fox red neutered male.  He weighs 75 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but no cats for Beau.  He is approved for ages 10 and up.  Meet handsome Beau!  This red fox hunk is quite the looker!  He has the happiest smile and is eager to please.  Beau seems to know some commands and is an pleasant house guest.  He's a bit unsure of new surroundings at first, but is adjusting well.  He doesn't jump like most young labs and stays off the furniture unless he's invited.  Beau loves chew toys and will chase a tennis ball, but has yet to bring it back.  He spends most of his time inside laying near his foster mom or romping with the resident labs.  He'll gaze into your eyes to beg for ear and head rubs!

Update from Beau's Foster Family - May 12, 2017: Meet handsome Beau! This red fox hunk is quite the looker! Beau is about a year old, 75 lbs, and is approved for ages 10 and up. He has the happiest smile and is eager to please. Beau seems to know some commands and is an pleasant house guest. He's a bit unsure of new surroundings at first, but is adjusting well. He doesn't jump like most young labs and stays off the furniture unless he's invited. Beau loves chew toys and will chase a tennis ball, but has yet to bring it back. He spends most of his time inside laying near his foster mom or romping with the resident labs. He'll gaze into your eyes to beg for ear and head rubs! 

Update from Beau's Foster Family - May 19, 2017: Beau is a one year old red fox hunk with a killer smile! He's a playful but loving 77lb. guy who loves his foster family and the resident labs. He's gentle and well-mannered in the house, doesn't jump, and is gentle with our 11 year old son. He takes treats nicely, sits pretty, and is a typical velcro boy. Beau loves water, chasing balls and frisbees, squeaky toys and head rubs. He's quite the athlete and would love a home with a spacious yard to run off some energy. 

He needs a physical fence and is learning to like his crate when foster mom and dad are out of the house. He needs a little leash work, but nothing an Easy Walk Harness wouldn't fix. Beau would love a forever home of his own and is patiently waiting for the right family to come along. 

Beau was originally from a large hoarding situation with another rescue. He was adopted but when he chased the chickens on is adopter's "farmette" he ended up at the SPCA. 

Update from Beau's Foster Family - May 24, 2017: So sorry to be nosey, but I'm still searching for my forever family! I'm Beau, a 1 year old youngin' with a sweet personality. 
I'm loving my time at the Matthews Dog Farm with the three resident labs and my foster family. I'm social and sweet and have great house manners. I'm approved for ages 10 and up and love to follow the 11 year old human around. I'm an excellent house guest, potty-trained, and don't jump up like many labs my age. I still have some puppy in me, so I shouldn't be left unattended yet since I may get into mischief. I'm learning to love my crate and know that "bedtime" means it's time for a nap. I go right in with a little treat! 

I need a happy family with a fenced in yard. Another pup to play with would be nice, but I'd be fine on my own, too. I require head and ear rubs and like to be close to you. I'd love to settle in my forever home soon, so please ask your AC about me 
 



Tucker (#160567)

 

Tucker is 2 year old neutered black male who weighs 69 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm negative.  Tucker is good with dogs and is approved for kids 10 and up.  No cats for this boy.  Placement is open to single family homes, townhouses and condos in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  Family must be committed to giving Tucker the exercise that he needs.  

 

Tucker is a goofy boy who likes to entertain with his crazy antics.  Tucker is great at playing fetch and loves car rides.  Walks best with an easy walk harness.  He prefers not to be crated.  

 

Tucker would probably do best with someone who is home more than not. He would benefit from additional training, which would help him bond with his new owner, establish boundaries, and provide mental stimulation. Tucker can be a bit fearful of new people and loud noises so introductions should be slow- nothing patience, understanding and increased exposure can't fix. 



Rumble (#170297)

 

Rumble is a 3 year old neutered black male who weighs 85 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heart worm negative.  Rumble is good with dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 12 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes with a physical fence in a suburban neighborhood or rural area.  

 

Rumble is a gorgeous boy with a lot of energy to burn.  He is looking for a family that will take him to obedience training; exercise him on a regular basis; and give him lots of love.  Rumble loves to fetch and play.  This boy would make a great running partner or would be great for someone looking for a hiking buddy.  

 

Watch this cutie at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7imWpL0Ks8 
 



Wendy (#170258)

 

Wendy is a 18 month old spayed chocolate female who weighs 50 lbs.  She is current with her shots and is heart worm negative.  Wendy is good with dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  No electronic fences for this girl.

 

Wendy is a super sweet love bug.  She loves to fetch tennis balls and will chase a ball for as long as you are willing to throw it.  She loves water - including getting sprayed with the hose.  Wendy is an energetic pup who will require a lot of regular exercise.  As she is still a youngster, Wendy will have a training addendum.  She is good about being crated when the fosters are gone for long periods and hasn’t tried to chew anything she shouldn’t.



Woody (#170314)

 

Woody is a 1 year old neutered yellow male who weighs 41 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heart worm negative.  Woody is good with dogs and with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes and townhouses in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  

 

Woody is a super friendly, wiggle worm who gets along with everyone.  He is recovering from a severe case of non-contagious Demodex mange.  More on this cutie as we get to know him better.



Izzy #2 (#170092)

Izzy is a 2 year old spayed black female. She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative. She is good with other dogs and cats and she needs to go to a home with another dog for company.  Izzy is approved for kids aged 10 and up and is a wee girl at just 30 lbs.  She walks best with an EZ Walk harness.  She knows a number of commands already including sit, down, wait, up and easy.  She loves long walks, hikes and playing chase.  She loves her people and is a cuddler who would like to join you in bed.  Izzy can jump a 4 foot fence so Lab Rescue is requiring a 6 foot fence for this girl.  She needs a non-smoking houehold and she really does not like cigarette smoke. 

Update from Izzy's foster family Mar 4, 2017:

We can't stop talking about how she is such a cute little girl. She LOVES toys, the resident lab and her human foster brother. She's house broken, doesn't need a crate, take treats super gently and LOVES to snuggle. She's just a little bit, weighting only 31lbs. Izzy is looking for a home with another playful dog. Won't you make her yours? 




Thunder (#170325)

 

Thunder is an 18 month old neutered black male who weighs 75 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heart worm negative.  Thunder is good with dogs and with cats; and is approved for kids 9 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes or townhouses in a suburban neighborhood or rural area.  

 

Thunder is a handsome, loving and affectionate fella.  He loves to be petted and enjoys playing fetch.  Thunder is house and crate trained; and walks well on a leash.  Likes all young pups, he would benefit from going to an obedience class; but this smarty already knows the command sit.  Thunder would do best wth a playmate or an active family.  



Bartolo (#170304)

Bartolo is a 4 yr old black neutered male.  He weighs 100 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Bartolo is approve for ages 10 and up.  Bartolo is a great dog he has a wonderful temperament and has become the “Mr. Congeniality” of the kennel.  So far, he has not met man nor beast that he hasn’t greeted with a happily wagging tail and a smile on his face!  Bartolo is quite friendly, very sociable, and eager to please.  He is playful and surprisingly athletic for his size, likes to retrieve and his favorite is a ball that squawks when it rolls.  Bartelo loves to go for walks and for rides in the car, and is certain that he would like to learn to drive so that he can get out and about even more!  He would like a home with a family that has a yard and can give him the exercise and the care he needs.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuwVO1DVJtA




Roscoe (#170309)

 

Roscoe is a 3 year old neutered black male who weighs 58 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heart worm negative.  Roscoe is good with dogs and with cats; and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a rural setting.  

 

Roscoe is a super sweet, pretty chill fella.  Walks well on a a leash; rides well in a car.  More on this handsome boy as we get to know him better.



Duke #6 (#160767)

Duke is a 5 yr old neutered black male.  He weighs 52 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Duke is approved for ages 10 and up.  Duke is a happy dog who likes to be with you getting attention and having his butt scratched.  He is happy hanging out with you and hasn’t shown an interest in playing with toys or retrieving, but we can fix that.  He needs a family that will give him love, attention and exercise.  He needs a fenced yard as he was a stray found wandering.  He knows sit and come sometime down and pulls some on lead, but is good with an Easy Walk Harness.  He seems to be house trained as he waits to go outside to go.
Duke is a sweet snugglebug who could use some more groceries on his frame. He is crate trained, but behaves very nicely in the house and sleeps soundly all night through. He is housebroken and leash trained, but he is a little cautious on walks in new places, so his new owner will need to be patient and reassuring. Duke is a great car passenger too. Duke does retrieve and enjoys his toys. Duke does have a strong prey drive, so no cats or toy/miniature dogs in the home, please. He did get along great with his Jack Russell terrier sibling so that must be the size that he recognizes as dog, not critter. 
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Carter (#170289)

Carter is a 5 yr old chocolate neutered male.  He weighs 64 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Carter is approved for ages 10 and up.  He is a friendly and happy dog who loves to be with you to get petted. He likes to play and thinks retrieving is fun.  He is not a couch potato and needs an active family with a yard to play in. He will be a wonderful addition to a home who has the time to give him the attention, training and exercise he needs. Carter needs fenced yard .

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8IVczo7mM




Emma (#170313)

Emma is a 2-1/2 yr old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 50 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Emma is approved for ages 10 and up.  Emma is a very nice dog and with some more training she will be a great one. Will chase a ball and bring it back once in a while. She is a very sweet dog and will make some lucky family a super companion. She is house trained and will go stand by the door to go out. She was allowed on furniture and slept on the couch. She needs to be watched when alone as she still likes to chew on some things mostly paper inside and branches and pieces of wood outside. She is pretty good at un-stuffing stuffed animals. She would love a home with a yard so she can run and stretch her legs while she plays. She needs either a physical or underground fence.

 

Watch her at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbL68XqaaDM





Duke #3 (#170254) & Daisy #3 (#170255)

Duke is a 18 month old yellow neutered male and Daisy is an 18 month yellow spayed female.  Duke weighs 73 lbs and Daisy weighs 62 lbs.  They are up to date on vaccinations and are heartworm negative.  Duke and Daisy are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  They are good with dogs but unknown with cats and are approved for ages 10 and up.  Daisy & Duke think getting attention is great but being petted is better. Duke is more outgoing and comes to meet you first, Daisy hangs back a minute then joins you. If one goes off investigating something the other one is right behind to help. When you toss them a toy both chase after it Daisy normally will normally bring it back. They are laid back when they are together but miss each other if separated. We believe they are siblings as they look and act alike and are dependent on each other so must be adopted together. They are looking for a family that will give them lots of love, training and attention. They need a fenced yard as they were strays.

Watch them at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGtVdk2r2BU




Bella #2 (#170243)

Bella is a 10 month old black spayed female.  She weighs 64 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Bella is approved for ages 10 and up.  Bella is a doll!! She is a house broken energetic pup. She loves to chase the ball and or frisbee and would love nothing more than to play and sleep all day. Bella has good house manners. She doesn't counter surf, is not much of a barker. Bella has a soft, shiny fur coat and doesn't shed much! She's a puppy who can use some guidance on chewing and general obedience but she already knows sit and responds to her name (most of the time :)




Elsa #3 (#170300)

Elsa is a 1 yr old yellow spayed female.  She weighs 85 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Elsa is approved for ages 3 and up.  Elsa #3 is a complete catch and is the total package! She is sweet, affectionate, cute and good with kids! Elsa loves to play and fetch frisbees or balls. She is house and crate trained. She does ok on a leash but can pull, so an easy walk harness should help. She knows basic commands. She enjoys chewing on bones and is very affectionate. She is looking for a family that will have time for her and not leave her alone for a long work day.




Deuce (#170270)

Deuce is an 11 month old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 68 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Deuce is approved for ages 10 and up.  Deuce is a happy energetic pup who loves to play. He is the typical pup who has not had a lot of training, he wants to please but needs to play for a while before he is ready to learn. He would like a home with a family that will give him lots of love, work with him on training and give him the exercise he needs.  Walks will not be enough for him as he needs a fenced yard.

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTKogy-XxvI




Splash (#170298)

 

Splash is a 4 year old neutered fox red male who weighs 77 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm positive.  Lab Rescue will pay for his treatment if it is done at one of their vets.  Splash is good with dogs; unknown with cats; and approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes with a fenced yard in a suburban neighborhood or rural setting.  

 

Splash is a happy dog who would be very happy to meet you and have you take him to his new home. He was a stray but don't think he was one long as his coat is in good shape.  He is very friendly and likes to be with you getting attention. Splash hasn't figured out toys yet but is willing to learn how to play with them. He will be a wonderful addition to a home who has the time to give him the attention, training and exercise he needs. This smart boy knows sit, come and down. Walks best with an easy Walk Harness. Crate trained most likely house trained as he waits until he goes outside to go. 
 



Eva (#170290)

Eva is a 2 yr old chocolate spayed female.  She weighs 45 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Eva is approved for ages 10 and up.  She is a sweet girl looking for that furever family who will give her all the love she deserves.




Bay (#170269)

Bay is a 13 month old chocolate neutered male.  He weighs 57 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Bay is approved for ages 10 and up.  Bay is a sweet and young guy looking for some fun adventures. He is a friendly guy and charms everyone he meets. Like any young dog he will benefit from training. He is just a cute and friendly guy!




Bella (#170293) & Lila (#170294)

Bella and Lila are 4 yr old fox red spayed females.  Bella weighs 75 lbs and Lila weighs 71 lbs.  They are up to date on vaccinations and are heartworm negative.  They are a bonded pair and must be adopted together.  They are good with cats and are approved for ages 8 and up.  Bella is the one who loves retrieving and Lila is the more affectionate one. They spent most of their time outdoors, or kenneled in a garage, and are no longer living as indoor pets. They do know some commands.




Bosco (#160032)

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Bosco is a 6 year old neutered chocolate male. He is up to date on his shots and is heartworm negative.  He is good with other dogs and must go to a home with a companion dog.  We suspect he will chase cats. He is approved for kids aged 10 and up and weighs 66 lbs. He's a very loving boy who enjoys cuddling with his foster home.   He loves to play chase, tug of war and enjoys swimming.   He may take advantage of open doors and gates to go walk about so take extra caution and Bosco needs to go to a home with a fenced yard. 
May 4, 2017: Bosco adores his people. Bosco has absolutely perfect house manners and his favorite place is on the couch, snuggling with his peeps. Bosco is a dream on the leash- someone taught him to walk at a heel on the left side. He is perfectly content with one long leisurely walk a day, and don't be surprised if he tells you he is ready to go home whenever you are. 

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Noelle (#160807)

Noelle is an 8 year old spayed black female.  She is up to date on her shots and is heartworm negative.  She is good with other dogs and is approved for kids aged 10 and up.  No cats. She weighs 99 lbs and needs to lose about 20 (I'm sure we can all empathize).  She's clearly been neglected for some time; her nails haven't been trimmed and her weight has made it challenge for her to move around too much. But, she's a super girl who's really happy. 

Update from Foster: Maggie loves to go outside. She walks best with an Easy Walk harness. She doesn't worry about other dogs on walks or even small critters (except she doesn't like cats). She loves toys, and enjoys ice cubes, which is fortunate since she needs to slim down her waistline.  

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Rusty (#170280)

 

Rusty is a 9 1/2 year old neutered yellow male who weighs 68 lbs.  He is current with his shots and is heartworm negative.  Rusty is good with dogs and with cats; and is approved for kids 10 and up.  Placement is currently limited to single family homes in a  suburban neighborhood or rural area.  

 

Don’t let Rusty’s age fool you, this boy has a lot of pep in his step.  He will chase tennis balls as long as you are willing to throw them.  Thoroughly enjoys his chew toys, but unless you want to buy them frequently, stick to the stronger, tougher ones.  Rusty walks well on a leash.  



Arleigh Burke (#170276)

Arleigh is a 6 yr old yellow neutered male.  He weighs 97 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  He is good with dogs but known with cats.  Arleigh is approved for ages 1 and up.  Arleigh Burke is his full name, could you guess we are a Navy family?  He is affectionately called Arleigh and is a special dog who is a big, lovable cuddle bug. He is very affectionate and loves his family. He is very good with the children, we have a toddler and newborn in the house. He loves sleeping on our bed and is just a big pile of lazy lab love when he's inside the house. He has free reign in the house, normally sleeps on the floor next to the master bed and normally jumps in bed in the middle of the night to sleep at foot. He loves treats, walks, playtime at the dog park, long runs, etc. He loves the water and will swim to pure exhaustion. He is used to going for two walks a day. He is leash trained and walks fairly well, pulls when he meets another dog. He thinks every dog is a potential playmate and will try to play with he meets while walking.  He has never shown or showed teeth or any signs of aggression. He's housebroken and has never chewed anything or gone in the house.  He is left home alone between 6-8 hrs. on weekdays.  Arleigh is a little hesitant when he first meets you. After a few minutes he is good and ready to share his great personality with you.He needs to go to a home with a family that will go slow until he gets to know them, then they will have a friend for life. He bonds to men faster than women but is great with both. He needs a home with a physical fence. 

Watch him at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wizV88a1jbY




Callie (#170236)

Callie is a 2 yr old chocolate spayed female,  She weighs 57 lbs, is up to date on vaccinations and is heartworm negative.  She is good with dogs but unknown with cats.  Callie is approved for ages 6 and up.  Callie is a sweet, friendly and active girl looking for the right family! She is great with everyone, dogs, people and kids! Callie is house and crate trained. She usually slept in her crate at night. She is high energy and will need lots of regular exercise in her new home. She knows basic commands but will benefit from an obedience class like most young dogs. She absolutely loves attention and wants to be the center of your attention.