My name is Bessie!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Boston, Massachusetts - Bessie
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Bessie's Info...

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

Bessie's Story...
Name: Bessie
Sex: Female
Breed: Lab Mix
Age: 2 – 3 years old
Weight: approx. 30 lbs
Good with: Dogs, kids and People. Curious about cats.

Bessie is a loving female lab mix approx. 2-3 years old. She is very sweet and friendly and does well with other dogs, kids and babies! She absolutely loves kids! She is curious about cats and loves cat litter boxes.

She prefers sleeping on the couch or in her human's bed, but her foster is working on getting her to enjoy her crate! Bessie loves long walks, runs and playing in the backyard!

Bessie has some trouble sharing her food. However, she calms down quickly with just a water spritz and understands that that behavior is not welcome! She responds well to food treats and is highly trainable. She is working on jumping, nipping/mouthing, and leash pulling. She can also take guarding duties a bit too seriously, barking at any strange noises, and it can be hard to calm her down. But hey- she's just trying to keep her people safe! Bessie is a very smart dog and has learnt a whole host of commands since being fostered ('sit','lie down','no bite','drop it','shake','bed')- so she will definitely improve on her few bad habits with training and time. Bessie is very housetrained and never begs or steals food.

Bessie has a lot of energy that can be easily solved with daily exercise (runs or walks) and playing in the yard. Having another dog in the home may be helpful to tire her out!

Bessie’s all-time favorite thing to do is to follow her humans around so she doesn't like being left alone. A family with someone home most of the time is probably the best match for her since she would LOVE to be the center of someone’s world. Bessie might even be a great sidekick for someone who works out on a ranch or farm! Her foster is working on leaving her home alone more and more so that she is adjusted for those times that being with her are just not possible.

Overall, Bessie is an intelligent and loving dog who needs a home that can give her a lot of love!

If interested in adopting, please fill out an application at or email with any questions

We can only adopt to the states of MA, CT, and NH.

***Please note we are constantly processing applications and any animal on this page may have a current pending application. We encourage you to submit an application as the availability status of our animals can change at any time***

Facts about Bessie

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bessie, a Boston 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 Boston, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Boston.

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