I am already neutered, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Meet our handsome yellow lab (likely purebred) Sylvester! This big guy is 80+ pounds of love and devotion. At about one and a half years old, he's active but not overly energetic, especially if he can be cuddling with his favorite person. Syl has been professionally trained, is well behaved, trustworthy in the home, and housebroken. He's a friendly boy with a mild and happy personality.
Sylvester lost his home when a child in his family became very ill and the parents didn't have time to devote to Sylvester. When Sylvester first arrived with us, he was uneasy and confused after losing his home and family, riding on a long transport from southern Illinois, being boarded at the animal hospital to get his vetting done, and then moving into a new foster home with another strange dog. When we saw he needed some training, he unfortunately had to get moved yet again to a board & train facility where he learned all kinds of good things. He's now a nice, calm boy that knows all of his basic commands like sit, stay, come, down, etc. He walks beautifully on a leash, is relaxed and not at all hyper.
Though he was reported by his prior owner to be good with dogs, cats and kids, after getting to know Sylvester we believe he would do best as an ‘only child’. Sylvester bonds quickly with his person, with his 'things' (his favorite pastime is carrying around a ball) - and his 'space'. He wants nothing more than to be the center of your universe - and the center of HIS universe. To him, other dogs are just a distraction that he would rather not have to deal with. He's fine with dogs he meets on his walks or an occasional romp in the dog park, but he would just rather not live with them on a full-time basis.
Sylvester's ideal adopter will be a childless person (or couple) who lives a quiet life with not a lot of traffic in and out, and will not leave Sylvester alone for long hours on a regular basis. He is a very social guy who likes to be around his person.
Sylvester's adopter will have the benefit of a lesson from Sylvester's trainer and ongoing support if needed. We have watched Sylvester transform from a nervous and needy dog into a loving companion, a really GOOD dog. Now he just needs the final piece of the puzzle to give Sylvester the routine and security that he needs to finish his transformation into the GREAT dog that he was meant to be!
If you think that person is YOU, give us a call or send an email.
Sylvester's adoption fee of $300 includes vet exam, heartworm test (neg.), distemper combo vaccination, bordetella vaccination, rabies vaccination, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, routine deworming, microchip, neuter, and follow-up professional training.