Update: Dozer loves these fall days. He loves hanging in the backyard. Dozer continues to work on his manners, now learning to wait till he is told he can eat. He believes he is a lap dog and will crawl in to your lab. Loves going for a walk even jumping for joy when the leash comes out. He's ready to find his forever family - is it you?!
Update: Dozer has been getting used to this indoor living stuff. He is great on his leash! When the leash comes out for walks he does a little dance to show his excitement. He is doing his best to stay young. His favorite things to do is play fetch and play in water.
Update: Dozer is such a lucky boy - he gets to enjoy these hot days in the pool at his foster mom's house. Watch him swimming: https://youtu.be/b0WpueqqKFs
Update: Dozer continues to prove that 10 is just a number. He is great on the leash. He is good with other dogs. Likes to play with the other dogs he meets on the walk. No counter surfing, still needs gentle reminders about his commands. He really would like his forever home soon! Watch him play tug with his human foster brother in the video.
Update: Dozer is a sweet and energetic 10-year-old male. It's clear he doesn't believe his 10. He has spent way too much time living outside and is learning that life is good on that couch. Loves his toys and balls, often seen carrying them around. Loves to chase them but needs work on bringing them back. No counter surfing. Knows he his commands but needs gentle reminders. He loves humans and will do whatever it takes to be with them as much as possible, often seen inching his way to be closer and closer to foster family.
Update: Dozer absolutely LOVES people! He enjoys attention and being petted. But, he is big and strong and would do best in a home with no little ones or elderly since he might accidentally knock them over. Dozer is good with dogs of all sizes. His owner had a Cairn terrier/Shih Tzu mix that lived inside. While the owner didn’t allow them to play together because of the size difference, they would take leash walks together and did fine. Dozer has lived in a rural area with limited opportunity for socialization with other dogs, so he’s never really had the opportunity to play off-leash with other dogs. Off-leash dog play will be new to him so his new family will need to supervise accordingly. He recently attended an adoption event and did well with meeting the dogs there. Dozer is good with smaller dogs – he tends to ignore them. He is good with larger dogs, too, but will warn them with a quick grrr if they charge him or get in his face too long. Never a bite or snap or even a bristle – just a bit of a growl or low bark to say that’s enough, have a little respect, will ya?
Update: Dozer is a strong boy and pulls on a lead so a no-pull type harness is recommended. Dozer knows some commands like sit, stay, and come. He has been trained to wait for his food – his owner snaps her fingers to get his attention, points to her eyes for eye contact, and he will wait until she points to his food to release him. Dozer loves treats but gets excited and needs to work on taking them gently. He likes to ride in a car but thinks he should help you drive so he should be crated or tether when transported, or use a barrier to keep him from jumping up front. Otherwise, he does fine in the car.
From the transporter: Dozer is a very handsome and super sweet dog. If I was in a position to, Dozer would be coming home with me! After he sniffed around and did his "business", Dozer jumped into the back of our vehicle and immediately found the tennis ball. We had a couple of squeaky toys which he enjoyed playing with along the ride. He was very well behaved and did pretty good on the lead. He met a small dog at the vet office but the small dog was a bit growly so Dozer happily moved along. Such a great dog! From the vet: Doesn't act 10 at all!
He is approved for kids 10+. More info soon!
This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound) Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.
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