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My name is Benton!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Palos Verdes Peninsula, California - Benton
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Fetching Companions

Facts about Benton

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10225407



Yellow Male Senior Lab

Benton has just celebrated his eleventh birthday.  It was a big day, because he got to enjoy a swim, some treats, and giving lots of kisses. We expect Brenton's birthday was much better this year than he's had in a very long time. You see, this sweet Lab has spent most of his life outdoors, excluded from the love and companionship that an indoor dog enjoys. Through all it, he's kept that wonderful, loving Labrador temperament.

We've completed his wellness exam and a complete blood panel. The doctor reports that Benton is a healthy eleven year old.

Benton will do best in a home with lots of love and companionship. He needs his people to be with him. He's great with all dogs - big and small. He's also good with kitties and chickens. We're working on Benton's leash manners - he enjoys a nice walk and we want his humans to do so as well.

Benton certainly deserves a better life. He's a sweetheart and is sure to bring lots of joy to his new family.



An inspection of your home to verify that it is ready for a big dog will be required to adopt from us. We also want to interview you and your family to fully and accurately understand your needs, desires, and concerns. We incur expenses in doing so and therefore ask for a $20 application fee to help defray them.  Visit our site to apply.
Fetching Companions, Incorporated
PO Box 3550 Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274-9505
Voicemail/FAX line: 888-4-1-2-FETCH (888-412-3382)
Email: info@fetchingcompanions.org 

About Fetching Companions

About Our Rescue Group...

Fetching Companions retriever rescue (FCRR) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, Southern California organization dedicated to rescuing, fostering and rehoming homeless retrieving breeds. We specialize in Labrador Retrievers, but will take in other retrieving breeds from time to time, including Golden, Flatcoat, and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, as well as the occasional mixed breed Retriever. Our aim is to rescue dogs of exceptional temperament, regardless of breed, and to find the best possible homes for them.

Another mission of FCRR is to provide public education regarding the humane care and training of companion dogs, and the benefits to your canine friends and to the public at large of spaying or neutering.

We're organized to meet the requirements of a federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and the corresponding California requirements for nonprofits.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Events :

We'll have a booth at each of these adoption events.
Please come see us! Click the listings for details


Best Friends Pet Adoption Festival, Sunday April 27th, 11 AM to 4 PM, North Hollywood Recreation Center at Tujunga and Magnolia. http://network.bestfriends.org/laprograms/news/24203.html


Glendale Humane Society Wags-n-Whiskers Walk, Sunday, May 4th at Montrose Shopping Park. http://www.glendalehumane.org/index.html#wags

Our Adoption Process...

ADOPTING FROM US

Thank you for your interest in adopting a fostered dog from FCRR. We most commonly have Labrador Retrievers available for adoption. They are, after all, our specialty, and are the most popular and therefore the most numerous purebred dog in America. We will occasionally have Golden Retrievers and will only rarely have Flat Coat Retrievers. We also have nice mixed breed dogs with very "Labbie" temperaments much of the time.

The Labs we place are most frequently male and black. The next most frequent color is yellow, followed by chocolate. The most sought-after combination is a yellow female. You may have a long wait if that's what you want. Color differences are esthetic in nature only; color conveys no significant difference regarding health or behavior.

We will only rarely have puppies. Most of our dogs will be at least a year old, but they're more usually between two and six years old. Retrievers tend to exhibit very active puppy-like behavior until at an age of at least two or three years. They can therefore be a challenge to manage for those having less familiarity with retrieving breeds. Thus older and, hence, more mellow dogs are frequently a much better choice for many people. The adage that older dogs are harder to train is a myth. Further, with modern veterinary care, many Retrievers may live to ripe old ages of fourteen years and sometimes more.

Each of our fostered dogs will have generally spent at least a week in a foster home, and we have each examined by a veterinarian if we have any question about its condition, so we'll have some idea of the health and temperament of each. However, we're neither veterinarians nor behaviorists, so we cannot guarantee either soundness or temperament. As a new owner, you should handle your adoptee cautiously until you're comfortable with the dog's behavior and health. In any case, the dog should never be left alone and unsupervised with children.

Unless special circumstances merit an exception, all our dogs are spayed or neutered and up-to-date on normal vaccinations, DHLPP and rabies at a minimum.

We incur significant expenses in paying shelter redemption fees, veterinary fees, transportation costs, occasional behavioral evaluation fees, and so on, so we ask for an adoption fee for each dog. Some dogs cost us less, but others cost us far more. In particular, pups entail a lot of extra expense. If we're so fortunate enough to wind up with a surplus of funds on a given dog, that will help the next dog, and perhaps help us with the expenses of conducting our public education programs regarding the care and treatment of companion dogs.

Here is our fee schedule:


Dog Age Fee plus suggested donation
Under 1 year $400
1-3 years $300
4-7 years $250
8 years and up $125


The basic fee is $50; the balance is a charitable donation.

Without exception, we must conduct an inspection of your home to verify that it's ready for a big dog. We also want to interview you and your family to fully and accurately understand your needs, desires, and concerns. We incur expenses in doing so and therefore ask for a $20 application fee to help defray them.

There is no obligation on your part to accept any dog we refer to you. If you don't think we've suggested the right dog for you, you're free to tell us so; we'll continue to suggest other dogs we think are suitable for you.

We may also refer you to shelter dogs, courtesy-listed dogs, or owner-listed dogs we believe would be a good fit for your family. If you should decide to adopt one, there is no fee from us. However, you would be responsible for any costs or fees the shelter or owner asks for. As we depend on public generosity to provide the funds vital to our continued operation, we do encourage you to make a donation.

Should you have any questions, please send us an email at the address below or leave a message on the listed voicemail mail phone line.