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My name is Gunnar!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Gunnar
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Gunnar
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Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Gunnar
Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Ocala, Florida - Gunnar

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Gunnar's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Gunnar's Story...
Urgent situation for epileptic dog! I received a call, today, about a 3 yr old lab named Gunnar. He has been on seizure meds since July... phenobarbitol and sodium bromide. This has controlled his seizures until just yesterday, when he had a seizure one hour before his meds (which are every 12 hours). His great-grandma is 70 and has been fostering him for three years, since her grandson went to college). .... Not only is she a senior (with her own set of health concerns) but her husband is suffering with advanced Alzheimers and it has all become just too much for her to maintain. Gunnar's recent seizure has made it very clear to her that it is time for her to accept she has given it her all, she must seek a more capable home for everyone's best interest, Gunnar included. He is good with children, but seems to have a protection response in reaction to fast movement towards his grandma. He loves her and is quite bonded to her. She tells me he has been to obedience training and did well with the other dogs, but acted jealous when little dogs would approach her for affection. He has also been good when encountering other dogs at the vet. His one encounter with a family member's cat, he chased the cat. She is desperately seeking an option for Gunnar. Euthanasia is NOT her go to decision but with so many doors being closed to Gunnar in the rescue community, she is being forced, repeatedly, to wrestle with the concept. She lives in Marion county and is willing/able to drive him to meet you. Gunnar is fixed and UTD on shots, housebroken and HW negative. He is due for more bloodwork before his next refill, but has an entire months prescriptions, in hand, at this time. This loving woman lives on social security and Gunnar's needs are beyond her capabilities. Please share his story. My hope is that we can find a compassionate person that can help Gunnar, even if its a foster situation. He is out of options. Thank you all!

Facts about Gunnar

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gunnar, a Ocala Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Ocala, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Ocala.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Ocala already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Ocala breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Ocala paves the way for another one to be saved.