My name is Raider!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Raider
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Raider
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Raider's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Raider's Story...
Raider: 8 Year Old Male Black Lab/Rottweiler Neutered 98 Pounds
(could lose a few pounds)

This is Raider's story:

"here is the human dad adopted me as a rescue when I was 3 months old, and named me Raider after his favorite football team. (Of course the Oakland Raiders.) He had always wanted a dog of his very own, and when his life circumstances looked right to have me, he tracked me down in Stockton from a lady who rescued my dog mommy. (He got me when he was 24 years of age.) We spent the next six years being roomies, but we had to move a few times, and he married a very nice lady who loves me too, but they had to work a lot. So I got sad because there wasn't much time for exercise or playing my favorite thing ever, fetch the ball. Then another little human came into the house and life got even more complicated. So my dad's mommy said I could come live with her until things settled down. But that was 1 1/2 years ago, and my mom and dad are busy as ever and there's not much room for me in their new apartment, with that new baby too! I think the baby is very nice, but he can't take me for a walk, so I'm not much interested in him. So my human family talked about it and decided that I'd be happier with folks that had more time to play with me, and take me for long walks and stuff.

Here is some more scoop about me.. I don't mind living with cats, birds, kids or other dogs. I adore going to the dog park but once I check out the other dogs, I just want to play fetch. If another dog takes my ball, I will just follow them around until they drop it - no big deal! My owner did a wonderful job at getting me out and socialized as a younger dog and it is just in me to be a lover and not a fighter. I love getting big hugs! (When the nice Lab Rescue lady came over to meet me she could do anything to me. She touched me all over and all I wanted to do was roll over so she could give me a nice tummy rub! This made me very happy and when I am happy I will let you know with a small growl. All I am doing is letting you know I am happy.) I don't chew up stuff if you have to leave me at home alone. I use a doggie door if I need to go outside to do my business during the day. I seldom bark except for maybe when the doorbell rings and I don't know who is at the door. My grandma keeps telling people how smart I am, and I tell her how handsome I am. (I am very treat motivated so my Grandma buys me these toys where I need to figure out how to get the treats out. I get the treats each time!) I know many things: sit, stay, down, fetch - of course, take it, leave it, drop, come, off, let's go to bed and lets go for a walk. I love to go for car rides and go for a swim. I have a few dog beds to lay on but I like to sleep on my grandma's bed and look out the window. I get out each day and sometimes twice a day to play fetch or go to the dog park. I walk pretty well on a leash and I am great at walking off a leash. (If you tell me to come I will come when called and will come to the heel position.) When I see other dogs on leash I am fine but I will look at them as I just want to play. I do not jump up on people and I do not dig or bark at strangers. It is sad that my owner and my Grandma can't keep me any longer but I understand it is in my best interest to find a home where someone is home more and where someone can get me out on a more regular basis. They have given me a wonderful 8 years of my life and I have been well cared for, I have always been an inside dog, been well trained, well socialized and have been taken to the Vet on a regular basis. My vet says I act just like a pup and that I'm fit as a fiddle. I have been neutered, I have all my shots, I am heartworm negative and I take heartworm prevention, I go in each year for a well check, I get my ears cleaned on a regular basis and I eat a good quality food. I am located in San Rafael.

If you have the time for this BIG LOVE and want him to be a part of your family, please contact Rescue Rep Liz at 415-613-6374.
(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

Facts about Raider

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Raider, a San Francisco Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in San Francisco, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Francisco breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.