Bo is a stray who followed a kind hearted person (and his beagle) home. After many unsuccessful attempts to locate an owner, his rescuer contacted Lab Rescue to help Bo find a new forever home.
If Bo (short for Lightning Bolt), didn’t already have such a great name, we’d be tempted to call him Draymond. He’s big and energetic, loves to jump and take up space, and approaches everything he does with unbridled enthusiasm. He needs some coaching (training) to learn to contain his excitement and stay out of foul trouble. Once Bo settles down, he’s a big, lovable teddy bear. Bo loves to rebound (fetch), and has a great dribble fake move. Haven’t seen his 3 point shot yet, but who knows?
Bo is friendly with other dogs, but his enthusiastic approach may overwhelm small or insecure dogs. Don’t know about cats, but we expect that he would be the type to chase or herd them. Bo has not had much training and he can pull strongly on lead (Places to go! Things to Sniff! A World to Explore!). Sufficient daily exercise and training/guidance so that Bo knows what is expected on walks will help him improve. Obedience training would be a fantastic way for Bo and his new owner to bond together.
Bo is a high energy dog who needs more than a casual morning and evening stroll around the neighborhood. He needs energy burning exercise every day and a job to provide mental stimulation. He’s a young athletic dog that would make a great partner to try out dog sports. Bo is the kind of dog that seems to do better with some space, so he’s not the best dog for someone with a small city abode and minimal yard. A secure yard is a must to keep Bo from seeking out his next adventure.
Bo’s eagerness to give “hugs” makes him not a good fit for homes with young children. Bo needs a home that will provide leadership and guidance. An active and experienced dog owner who can spend time and would enjoy working with Bo can help this enthusiastic young rookie realize his potential and become a superstar MVP (Most Valuable Pup).
Update from his rescue rep:
Bo has settled in nicely at our boarding facility and seems to really enjoy being around the other dogs. He has learned to walk nicely on leash with a correction collar or slip lead and is working on commands. Bo is an intelligent and alert dog, with an underlying sweetness that melts your heart the more time you spend with him. He’s an absolutely awesome dog that will rock the world of the right owner.
Bo has been recently neutered, brought up to date on vaccinations, microchipped, and is heartworm negative.
If you are interested in Bo, call his agent, Rescue Rep Katy, 650-796-3596.
(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.)
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