My name is Rambler!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Smithfield, North Carolina - Rambler
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Rambler's Info...

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

Rambler's Story...
"Hi I'm Rambler!!
I am a 12 to 24 month old 75-80 pound golden American Labrador. The vet that has been taking care of me believes I am a purebred. Someone had me microchipped, but unfortunately they never registered it. I was found in the highway after being hit by a car. Fortunately I only suffered soft tissue injury. Unfortunately after JCAPL came to get me, we found out that I was heartworm positive and have a tick borne illness.

I was on my own for a really long time, at least a year by the vets guess. No one really knows for sure how long, but one thing is for sure I got used to it and learned a lot from it. I am a champion escape artist... windows, screens, car doors, fences... They don't phase me if im nervous. When I first came to my foster family I was so scared and nervous. I didn't like being inside. First chance I got, I escaped and took myself on a six mile jog. Since then I have gotten very comfortable being in the house. I'll ask to go outside and then I promptly want back in. I love my foster siblings. They have been my security blanket. I am getting better, but I still get nervous when I don't have one of them around. For this reason my foster mom says I would do best in a home with another dog. Long days alone would just be too trying for me and I need a fenced-in yard, a big one. I LOVE kids! I'm a gentle giant who will happily lay my head in a little ones lap and let them love on me all day long. I am crate trained, but I haven't had to stay in one for a long time. I'm happy just laying on my bed. I'm house broken, microchipped, fully vetted and I have completed all of my heartworm treatment. My foster mom says that it's now my turn to find MY FURever family. I am really excited, but a little scared too... I've had a really hard life. It's really important that I find a family that's going to love me and take care of me the way I deserve.

Are you interested in adopting Rambler or another JCAPL pet you have seen? You'll need to start by completing an adoption application, available online at our website: There is no obligation to adopt by completing an application, however, we do recommend submitting an application as soon as you find an animal you are interested in. We review applications in the order they are received.

Completed applications can be sent via email to, faxed to 919-300-5524, or delivered in person by visiting us at one of our adoption events on Saturdays at PetSmart in Garner (White Oak Shopping Center).

We will contact you as soon as possible once we receive your application for Rambler.

Thanks for thinking adoption!

Facts about Rambler

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rambler, a Smithfield 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 Smithfield, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Smithfield.

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