CAYDEN is a 2 year old neutered black male Lab who weighs 54 pounds. Meet Cayden! After my knee surgery, once the vet tech finished gushing about me to foster mom, we went outside and I piddled for ten straight minutes- standing on my new leg. Then I got in the car and racked out with my head on the console. Well, I just had my two week check for my TPLO surgery and the doc said I am doing great! I had told the foster parents that I was but they were worried because I would take a while to get comfortable when trying to sit down- the ole knee joint was just a little stiff. Just a couple more weeks and I’ll be able to take short walks again- I am really looking forward to sniffing everything close up. Foster mom keeps saying she is looking forward to a B-A-T-H, whatever that is. I guess it’s time to tell you a little about myself: my name is Cayden, which means battler/ fighter/ survivor. I was named that after I was rescued from life on a chain where I was attacked by big dogs- I have some white hairs on my face, from being bitten, but I am still one very handsome devil. Foster mom says I have a ”perpetual puppy face”. I only weighed 36 pounds when I was rescued but now I am 56 , which is pretty darned perfect for me. I had every parasite known- and a couple that have not yet been written about- but they are all gone now, except for the heartworm, which I will have treated while I am rehabbing my wonky knee. Being bored hasn’t made me doing anything bad- I haven’t gotten into anything I shouldn’t or gone to the bathroom where I shouldn’t- even when I was a little goofy after surgery. I have not been crated because I always do the right thing, and even though I am so young, I am very mellow and don’t run or climb on furniture. I have a lot of new toys, but I mostly just like to chill, or cuddle preferably, with my peeps- well, and chew on bully sticks. I just had my first peanut butter Kong and I might just have to ignore my peeps for a little bit when I get one of those. Everyone who has met me has said what a great temperament I have- and that’s while they are poking and prodding and sticking me with needles, so I guess I am a really nice guy. The foster parents said they just have to get me more comfortable around other dogs because they aren’t all mean and I might find out I actually like playing with them. I am no longer afraid of my apartment-mate, Theo, but we don’t get to visit face-to-face yet since I am healing and he likes to wrestle. So, what it boils down to, is that I will be looking for a forever home soon. If you live near one of our docs, you can take me now, as long as you promise to take me to my next checkup for my knee and take me for my heartworm treatment. (Restricted activity time is a great time to bond since I am so dependent on you.) Otherwise, I guess you’ll have to wait until Thanksgiving…if I am still available. Cayden is crate trained and house broken. He is a little scared of other dogs but we are working on it. He is approved for kids 10+. More info soon!
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 www.lab-rescue.org.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.lab-rescue.org 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.