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My name is Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*!

Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*
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Facts about Tater *SEEKING SANCTUARY*

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8256589
Please contact ADOPTION (adopt@doggieharmony.org) for more information about this pet.

**SEEKING SANCTUARY SETTING - PLEASE READ FULL BIO BELOW BEFORE CONTACTING US**

We know he’s handsome enough that everyone will want him, but this stunning guy needs a special home with a dog-savvy type who also have interest in training or significant experience with abused, fear-aggressive dogs.

Tater's ideal home would include calm, quiet acreage, perhaps a nice farm life as he has been exposed to animals of all kinds and is reasonably respectful. Unfortunately, Tater currently resides in Atlanta and farms, much less experienced dog homes are quite hard to come by here. While we'd love to find him a home here, so he can continue to work with his current trainers, we encourage out-of-state applicants with significant training experience or a willingness to hire a local trainer.  

Despite his behavioral challenges, we do believe Tater would be a loyal friend to the patient type of dog lover(s), who are willing to kind of ignore him at first and earn his trust gradually. He will let you know when he is starting to trust and feels ready to be the carefree dogs that exists deep inside. Trust is earned with Tater, but he can be a true retriever when he's finally at ease.

Tater was adopted from a county animal control as a pup and unfortunately, abused. Neighbors witnessed him being struck by both his adopter and her children. From there, he went to a couple of other ‘not quite right’ foster homes that may have added to his insecurity. Sadly, Tater looks at every new person as a potential threat until they prove otherwise, and he is absolutely terrified of children. Even the sound of their voices stresses him out. A calm, child-free home/yard/neighborhood is key to his success.

We've seen socialization training work very well for dogs like Tater and see him as a young fella, destined to blossom, but he needs someone willing to give a dog a chance! Please apply if you might e the one.

Age: 3 y/o

Weight: 65-70 lbs

Temperament: Gets along with dogs and cats, but child-free home required

Training: Housetrained, crate-trained, obedience-trained; free training

Vetting: Spay/neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, heartworm negative

You can apply to foster at: https://bit.ly/DH-Fosters

Of course a permanent home is even better! Contact adopt@doggieharmony.org with questions or complete/send an Adoption Application. We look forward to hearing from you.


This adoptable is not a Doggie Harmony animal, but a courtesy listing on behalf of the kind person who rescued and cares for this animal until it can find a forever home. There will be a fee to reimburse for the cost of its vetting/care; it will vary by rescuer/animal. Additionally, this rescuer will ask you to complete an application and allow a home visit to ensure pet is a good fit for your home/lifestyle.



About Doggie Harmony

About Our Rescue Group...

Doggie Harmony is a metro-Atlanta dog rescue group focused on finding the right homes for dogs in foster care or belonging to owners who wish to re-home them. Our core objective is to place these dogs before they are turned over to animal control facilities, where they may be euthanized. Lastly, Doggie Harmony supports spay/neuter, wellness, and training to help keep or place dogs. This includes helping people find low cost resources and/or lending financial support where there's a qualified need.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Doggie Harmony is an approved non-profit (501c3) organization, so your donations are tax-deductible. If you would like donate, you may direct funds to our address below, or to our PayPal account at donate@doggieharmony.org.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Doggie Harmony does not hold regular adoption events, so watch our website for special events. We also encourage you to contact us about pets you may be interested is, as we are always willing to bring them to meet you.

We do not have a shelter, so we are only able to support animals with foster homes or donations toward short-term boarding.

Our Adoption Process...

Those interested in our adoptable pets are asked to complete an application that will allow us to assess whether a particular pet is good fit for their household and lifestyle. If it is, we will then bring the pet to their home for a meeting. If all goes well, the adoption contract is initiated and a fee is collected, but held for two weeks to ensure the adoption is a success. Our fees vary depending on each pet and what has been invested medically and behaviorally to ensure they are adoption-ready.