My name is Sunshine #2 aka Sonny!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Midlothian, Virginia - Sunshine #2 aka Sonny
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Lab Rescue LRCP - Richmond VA

Facts about Sunshine #2 aka Sonny

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 160595
SUNSHINE/SONNY is a 7 year old neutered black male Lab who weighs 76 pounds. Sunshine, now known as Sonny, was in pretty rough shape when he came into Lab Rescue but is now well on the way to recovery His skin looks good and his coat is smoother and shiny. He has been with a foster and is doing a lot better. He is a happy dog who likes to be with you and is good with other dogs. He walks very nice on a leash and enjoys car rides. He likes to sleep in his crate with the door open. Sonny really likes getting his ears and head scratched, and the base of his tail scratched. Sonny does not get on the furniture other than his front legs to get attention. He is a quiet dog only barks when he is happy in one set of three barks. He has been going to the dog park and the other day he started playing with some of the regulars chasing them then turning around and getting chased. He would like a home with a fenced yard as he will wander off if there isn't one. He likes to go for walks and enjoys being able to sniff out who has been there. Sonny lived with two children ages 6 & 14 with no problems. Lived with 4 other dogs ranging from a Westie to a retriever with no problems. Owner had an outside cat who he was scared of. Knows basic commands. Good on lead. Hose and crate trained. Has run of the house and uses dog door. Bit of a counter surfer. Scared of thunderstorms will come to be with you or will go hide in closet if no one is around. Sonny comes from the suburbs and has no exposure to big cities. Placement is limited to single family stand-alone homes in a suburban neighborhood, or rural area. Sonny is approved for kids ages 5+.

Update: Sunshine had FHO surgery two days ago and is already bearing weight on her leg. She's tolerating her physical therapy and as soon as the sutures come out in two weeks, she'll be able to start water therapy. She gets range of motion exercises two to three times a day. These will decrease as time goes by and we can show adopters how to do this at home. She also needs to go on very short walks several times a day. She went from having a twisted and painful leg before surgery to having a leg in a normal position. Her surgery was a success and we're happy that we could do that for her. She is an easy girl who likes to hang out with her people and the resident cat in her foster home. She has to stay at the hospital a few more days. If you're interested in giving Sunshine a permanent home where she can be loved and make up for lost time, let us know. Adopting her will also free up a foster home for another needy senior dog waiting at the shelter. Sunshine also enjoys playing tennis balls and watching tennis on TV ;)

Update: What a difference a few weeks make! Sonny has gained 3 pounds, his coat is now complete and shiny, and his muscles are coming back. He is a happy dog who sings when you get home keeping his beat with his tail, He likes to carry something in his mouth, be it toy, sock, shoe or other treasure he finds. He has a gentle lean, is respectful with little kids, and loves to snuggle, falling to sleep with a big sigh and quiet snore. Knows sit, wait, back up, get out of the kitchen, and do you want to go to the bark park. His favorite game is “What do you have now?”. Sonny enjoys his crate. He enjoys chewing antlers and playing . He loves riding in the car and going to the bark park and playing with other dogs. He has several friends there who he chases and wrestles with. Walks nicely on a loose leash. He looks like a new dog compared to what he looked like when he came into Lab Rescue. His allergy medication are working as his skin isn’t inflamed, he isn’t scratching and his coat is filling in nicely.
He is looking for a home with a family that has; a fence, will give him lots of love, attention and exercise. Another dog would be a plus.

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This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound) Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.

Lab Rescue LRCP has between 50 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates are listed at

If you are interested in adopting, please visit and complete an adoption
application. Within a few days of submitting an application you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process.

An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.

About Lab Rescue LRCP - Richmond VA

About Our Rescue Group...

Lab Rescue LRCP is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization (Non-Profit Tax I.D. 52-1880024) that rescues, fosters and places 1,000 homeless Labrador Retrievers each year. Each dog is provided with complete veterinary care before placement and almost all are cared for in foster homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit for information on upcoming adoption events. Lab Rescue LRCP also places dogs directly from foster homes every day of the year.

Our Adoption Process...

For more information, visit

Adoption fees vary depending on the age of the dog and range from $200- $325.

A reference check and house visit are required.