My name is Orion!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Orion
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Orion's Info...

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

Orion's Story...
Orion: 7 year old neutered male black Lab, ~ 80 pounds

Do you like to cuddle? Do you like to fetch? Do you like puppy kisses? Do you like to take nice long walks? Then you should come meet me!

I have a wonderful life, playing with my older Lab brother and sister, but things have changed in my house and now I need to find a new home. My mom used to be around to play with me but now she has to work all the time, so I’m not getting enough exercise, and ok, I admit it, I’ve gotten a little chubby. I like playing with my dog siblings but they are older than me, and can’t quite run around like I can. My mom has sadly decided that it would be better for me to be in a home where someone can take me for walks and play with me, and fetch for me (yes, I will chase the ball, but sometimes YOU will have to fetch and bring it back!).

What Orion’s Rescue Rep says:

Orion is a star! He’s just a chunk of love. When I first met him he wondered about this human who was touching him all over and looking in his ears, but he sat patiently and gave me gentle kisses. He takes treats gently and is very sweet, quite the cuddle bug. Orion does like to chase the ball, but sometimes he gets distracted and you will need to fetch it back (or teach him how to do it all the time!). Unlike Orion’s counterpart in the stars, a belt won’t fit him; he needs to lose 5 to 10 pounds, which should come off pretty easily with regular exercise. Orion does pull some on the leash, so training is in order, but training is always a good thing to do with your new dog; it helps with bonding a leadership and its fun for dog and humans. Orion is a handsome boy, with a beautiful glossy coat. He is very good at checking in with his human and wants to please, which bodes well for making great progress with training. He knows Sit, Stay, Down and Come, and occasionally, Leave It. Orion is good with dogs of all sizes. He currently lives with a dog savvy cat; all the dogs will follow the cat in the yard, sniff him, and then leave him alone. Orion has also lived with chickens, and left them alone too. Oh, and he’s been around kids of all ages, and loves them. Orion rides well in the car, and loves going for rides. He is house safe, and can be left alone in the house for a period of time. He is accustomed to using a doggie door, but can be safe in the house without one.

We would like Orion to go to a home where someone is around enough to keep him occupied and exercised, and will commit to taking Orion to training to refresh on what he already knows, and teach him how to walk well on a leash. Orion could go to a home with another dog, although that is not a requirement. He’s used to being the bottom of the pack and would probably enjoy a home where he’s the only dog, and gets all the attention. We would not want Orion to be alone in the home all day, however. Orion may do fine in a home with a cat as well.

Orion is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm free and on preventive, and micro-chipped. Orion is located in Santa Clara.

If you have the time to spend with a cuddly boy like Orion, and are interested in making Orion a part of your family, call Rescue Rep Debbi at 408-613-2044 or email

(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 Orion

  • 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

Orion, 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.