My name is Willy!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Brattleboro, Vermont - Willy
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Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption - VT

Facts about Willy

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Willy
Available in the Midwest and in New England. Willy is a very handsome older gentleman. He is about 8 years old and such a good boy. Willy is very energetic for his age and loves playing with his foster mom's dogs. He is definitely no couch potato. He is good with everyone, human and canine, and he doesn't even chase the cats. This boy is great on a leash and LOVES to go for long walks. He is a smart boy too and knows the sit command, is good at recall, doesn't wander off and takes treats very gently. Willy likes nothing more than interacting with people and likes getting good boy hugs and just hanging out. He also enjoys the water too and will go hop in the pond with his canine foster siblings when they get the chance. Willy would make a wonderful companion. He is neutered, heartworm negative, up to date on vaccinations including rabies and is micro-chipped. There is still a lot of love left in that great big heart, so if you think he might be a good companion for you, please go to our website,, complete an online application and indicate 'Willy' in the notes section. He is available in the Midwest and in New England.

About Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption - VT

About Our Rescue Group...

When lucky Labs come into Lucky Lab Rescue, they are immediately vetted with vaccinations, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested and wormed for internal parasites. All dogs receive complete veterinary care before they are adopted out. Also at Lucky Lab Rescue, each dog is temperament tested and evaluated for any signs of aggression and for activity level. Since our goal is to place our Labs in forever homes, it is important to know the general personality of each Lab, as we want to match potential adopters with dogs that would be the best possible fit for a successful adoption.

Most Labs that come into Lucky Lab Rescue are from shelters. Most are at risk of euthanasia, usually due to overcrowded shelters. Labs are one of the most popular breeds of dogs due to their loyal and family-oriented personalities. Labs are also one of the most overbred breeds and are the number one breed to be found in shelters. They also have one of the highest euthanasia rates. Some find it difficult that rescues can be breed specific, however, Lucky Lab Rescue and other Lab rescues make a huge impact on euthanasia rates just by rescuing Labs and Lab mixes alone.

The most popular color of Labs are yellow and chocolate. They tend to get rescued and adopted more often than black labs. Some shelters will automatically euthanize black Labs and some rescue organizations will accept the yellow and chocolate over the black Lab. We at Lucky Labs love our yellows and chocolates, but also feel very committed to rescuing black Labs due to their plight.

"The plight of the black dog refers to the low adoption rate and high
euthanization rate of black dogs in shelters. Black dogs are often
the last to be adopted from an animal shelter. You may not be
aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought
to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large
black dogs like Labradors or Lab mixes,have a very difficult
time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at
many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs."

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