My name is Munson!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Phoenix, Arizona - Munson

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Munson's Info...

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

Munson's Story...
The story goes that Munson was abandoned at a truck stop, then lived with way too many dogs and way too little attention and ended up in the Wilcox pound when he was rescued by DLRR. That's when his good life began! He came to his temporary foster home where he only had 2 lab brothers and one little Dachshund sister. He was a very timid boy who was afraid to eat, not sure how to interact with the humans in the house, not used to any commands and his answer to everything was to cower down or run away. He started interacting with his doggie siblings fairly quickly but humans scared him. With patience and lots of love he started coming out of his shell and on the third day he would come to his foster mom for some pats on the back. He is still a little scared of foster dad and this is something his new parents will have to work with him. He loves our trips to the doggie park by now and runs around like a happy pup. He is great when being left alone and is just happy to sleep on the doggie couch. At night he sleeps on his dog bed next to ours. When no one is in the bed he is known to jump on it and take a nap. He loves feeding time now but still prefers to eat separately from his foster siblings. Surprisingly enough he's been very good to do his business outside and had very few accidents, the ones he had initially were more out of fear than anything else. He is loving his new life and every day he is making more progress. He now knows how to sit and walks fairly well on a leash, although a little more training is necessary. He has not attempted to get in the pool but watches with great interest when his foster brother jumps in to retrieve the tennis ball. Swimming could be in his future. He loves all dogs, had exposure to 1 cat and it was not an issue at all. He just wants to be loved.
Addendum 8/7/15: Munson is very comfortable with us by now but still seems a little fearful of strangers although he has made steady improvement. He will only be adopted to a home with another dog/dogs as he loves being part of a pack. Although he is good with cats this will not be enough for him to come out of his shell. Little kids are not recommended either. Although he would certainly not hurt them, they would most likely scare him away should they try to chase him or pull on him. He also needs a person/family who is home most of the time as being left alone for too long would not help him get over his fear. He is good in the house and does not destroy anything but he tends to withdraw when left alone for too long. He is a true gem but needs polishing, patience and love to bring out his sparkle. He is on his way to becoming a great lab.

If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at 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!

Facts about Munson

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Munson, a Phoenix 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 Phoenix, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Phoenix.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Phoenix paves the way for another one to be saved.