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Hatch came to DLRR two months ago as a stray, so little is known about him prior to his arrival to DLRR. However, what we have learned in these last two months is this dog is amazing! Hatch is a housebroken, 4 year old fox red male lab with no known medical conditions. What we learned within the first week is that Hatch loves to be around people and does not like crates. However, he has been in intensive training these last few months. A local dog trainer volunteered to foster Hatch and work with him. Hatch runs/walks an average of 40 miles per week, but does not need to maintain that level of exercise. He is in a household with a foster brother fox red labbie, so he gets along with other dogs. He may be indifferent to another dog in the household, but does seem to enjoy the companionship from time to time. Hatch accompanies his foster parents and foster brother weekly at local eating establishments. Hatch tends to draw a crowd to him wherever he goes, little kids included. Hatch loves those hugs from kids around his neck. Hatch is an ultimate gentleman while away from home. He has mastered many things like sit and stay, on lease and off. Hatch accompanies his foster dad on Saturday mornings during dog training classes conducted by his foster dad at a local park. While Hatch has been a great dog to this point, some training remains and his new family will have to be committed to his training. Since Hatch loves to be with people, Hatch will climb over walls when left unattended in the back yard. If Hatch hears someone on the other side of the wall, he feels compelled to join the conversation on the other side of the wall. Or if his foster parents leave the household, Hatch will climb the wall and will wait on the driveway for their return; Hatch does not run away. While it was believed that Hatch had overcome this need to climb walls, he started at it again in the last week. He was successful for almost a month before feeling the need to climb the fence again. In addition, Hatch is not a fan of crates, but his new family will have to be committed to continue showing him that a crate can be a safe place. He does experience some anxiety when left alone, so ideally, Hatch's new family can not be away from the home for long extended periods of time. If you think Hatch might be a good fit for your family, please contact his foster parents so that they can discuss Hatch's ideal home and his continued
If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our wonderful Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab. Thanks!