Henry, aka Goofball, is a happy, energetic 6-year-old Lab mix who is friendly, adores water and loves to play. Henry enjoys walks...the more the better...he would walk all day! He loves car rides, gets excited and will kiss your face while you are driving. And belly rubs, those are the best. Henry needs a patient owner, but once he trusts you, he is all in. He loves every person he meets and can be exuberant, quite puppy-like at times, with selective hearing skills :) He is learning manners very well, but will test you if he is in that playful mood. Henry loves to hang out in the backyard and snooze…fenced yard required ….and he can sunbathe for hours, just to be around his human. He would do best with an active owner, frequent walks, additional training and structure. Henry seems to be OK with low-key dogs, but would not do well with dogs who are high-energy or in his face. No little dogs and no kitties around this boy — he will chase! He would be perfectly fine as an only dog. He is great on the leash with a training collar. He does not want to give you the things he values..... a ball, a kong.... but he will drop it or give it to his foster mom if she has food. Likewise, Henry loves a good game of fetch, but you must have a treat bag attached to your body if you want Henry to bring the toy back! At the end the day, Henry runs to his crate to catch some z’s. Is there room in your family, and your heart, for dear Mr. Goofball?
GRRSWF will consider applicants outside of our normal area for Henry, but applicants must live in the state of Florida and be willing to travel to meet Henry.
All GRRSWF dogs have undergone a full examination by a veterinarian, and any health concerns have been addressed. If you are interested in learning more about Henry, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can read about our adoption process in detail and download an application from our website at http://www.grrswf.org/index-2.html
PLEASE NOTE: We serve Southwest Florida from Naples to Ocala.
If you live OUTSIDE of our service area and are interested in adopting one of our dogs, please note that we will only consider an application for senior dogs (over the age of 8) or dogs with special needs (usually medication). BEFORE submitting your application, send an email to info@GRRSWF.org to request an exception to our service area. If that approval is given, you will be asked to complete an application, clearly stating on it that you are interested in a special needs or senior dog. However, please be aware that, unfortunately, there are some locations we simply cannot cover because we do not have sufficient representation in those areas to perform the required home visits prior to the adoption, or follow-up visits afterward. If that is the case, we will be happy to refer you to a local rescue or shelter.
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