I'm being cared for by:
SPCA/Humane Society Of Prince George's County Maryland
Facts about Morty
- Breed: Labrador Retriever/Chesapeake Bay Retriever Mix
- Color: Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Male
My name is Morty!
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Morty is a dog of simple needs – give him a steady supply of kibble and a big bowl of water, a squeaky toy to eviscerate, and a home with no other dogs or cats to distract attention from him… and he’s happy.
Having mastered sit, down, leave it, touch and target, Morty is now working on drop it, identifying his toys by name and some agility tricks, like going all the way through a tunnel (not stopping at the end to pose for photos!). He enjoys learning new skills and is very food motivated, so training him is easy. He's generally up for a game or a learning session if that's what you're into. His enthusiasm is infectious – just watch him galumph in the video!
Morty had a rough childhood. We believe he was confined to a backyard with no opportunity to play with other dogs, so he never learned to interact with them politely. That early experience could be why he’s a bit reserved when he first meets people, but he warms up quickly. Once he knows you, he is not at all reserved about his emotions. Just imagine coming home to a "thank goodness you’re back!” full body wiggle! Morty enjoys being petted and scratched. His favorite spot to lie down is wherever you are, and he’s happy to curl up at the foot of the bed.
Because adoption shows are too stressful, Morty prefers to meet his new family individually, so let us know you’re interested in him, and we’ll arrange a meeting!
- Age: 7 years
- Sex: Male
- Weight: 60 pounds
- Good with kids: Untested, but probably would be fine with kids over 12 yrs
- Good with dogs: Only at a distance
- Good with cats: No
- Fenced yard required: Yes
- Not OK for townhouses and apartments
- Housetrained: Yes
- Cratetrained: Yes, but would rather not be crated
- Barks when left alone: Yes, but eventually settles down
- Chews inappropriate items: No, but does counter surf
- Training: Knows the basics and some tricks and is enjoying training class
- Activity level: Medium
Please consult our ADOPTION FAQ (https://sites.google.com/site/pgspcavol/apply) before contacting us. If Morty is not listed as Pending or Adopted, you may assume he is still available.
If you are interested in Morty, consider letting us know by filling out a (no obligation) adoption application (http://www.pgspca.org/applications).
Morty does not generally attend adoption shows, but we are happy to arrange for you to meet him privately.
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