My name is A - IKE!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Stamford, Connecticut - A - IKE
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A Better Life - Connecticut

Facts about A - IKE

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi, there! My name is IKE. What’s your name? Nice to meet ya!

Hey! Before you get too attached to me, read all the way to the bottom (but you ARE going to LOVE me). You will see that I am still in Houston, TX but I want to get OUT of Houston and OUT of Texas so I can have a really good life. I want to see Texas in my rear view mirror. A nice person came along and took me in and, now, I am ready to hit the road to your house! Uh, make that “our” house, OK?

I am a Lab mix guy about 2 years old and I weigh 45 pounds. I have had all of my shots and been neutered so I can go to meet you in “my” new home! I need a little help to be house-trained. Those funny-looking 2-legged creatures said I am also microchipped – whatever THAT is.

Wanna hear some more good stuff about me? OK, here goes. I am friendly with both men and women, older children and other dogs, large and small. I think I’m a lap dog because I like to sit on your lap and be held like a baby. My foster mom tells everyone about my PET ROCK! That’s right! I have a PET ROCK named Dwayne that I carry with me everywhere I go. Maybe that’s the same as a security blanket. I’m not sure. Anyway, when she tells the story, everyone smiles and pets me and loves on me a lot so, maybe you should have a PET ROCK, too! OR, I could be your best buddy and love on you a lot!

Can you stand hearing even more? I enjoy going on walks, runs, playing in water and swimming. I like toys and playing with other dogs. I rarely bark but I AM scared of loud noises. I am active, curious and playful.

My foster family loves me SO much that they only wants me to fly to my new home even if a pet transport truck was available. See my adoption information below.

If you would like to take me home (and you know you do), please email and she can get me on my way to a new and loving home! My adoption fee is $650 USD and includes my vetting, neutering, microchip, health certificate, travel crate AND transportation on United Airlines from Houston, TX to areas in the Northeast U. S., North Central U. S., Northwest U. S., and Canada and will be arranged by the rescue group. (This is a courtesy posting.)

Watch this segment from the TODAY show:

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Gandhi

About A Better Life - Connecticut

About Our Rescue Group...

We rescue dogs from the streets of Houston, TX, vet them, recuperate them from health problems, bring them to full health and then work very hard to get them adopted out-of-state. Houston, TX has over ONE MILLION stray dogs. Thousands of perfectly healthy dogs, along with sick and dying dogs that are picked up, are euthanized every single day. Houston, TX is saturated with dogs. Everyone who WANTS a dog HAS a dog. We can only save lives by getting dogs out of our region. We have found the very best adopters in the Northeast and Northwest U. S. and Canada.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee is $450 for a dog being transported via truck transport (includes previous vetting, microchip, spay/neuter, travel health certificate and ground transport). OR $650 (includes all of the above plus a travel crate and airfare) to fly your dog to the nearest airport that (1) has a direct flight from Houston, TX and (2) can accommodate the size travel crate your dog would fly in. If there is no direct flight, then we do have to schedule flights with layovers. We only use United Airlines because of their PetSafe Program. They are the only airline equipped to fly dogs in year-round weather conditions. The dogs get the same air and heat as in the passenger cabin.