This is Blaze, a young Chocolate Labrador Retriever in need of an experienced adult home. Born in December 2015, Blaze has great potential but requires proper handling and training. He is clean in the house, crate trained, and affectionate with his people. Blaze is healthy, weighs 67 pounds, and is in excellent physical shape. Lack of socialization with strangers has left Blaze uneasy with visitors arriving at the home, although he is fine when meeting new people at the dog park. Blaze has also demonstrated some resource guarding when food is being prepared in the kitchen, so this room is now out of bounds for him. His outdoor life had originally been limited to a fenced yard, causing him to pull on leash and making him uncomfortable walking more than a few houses away from his home. Blaze is currently in temporary care at a home without a fenced yard, so he is driven to a nearby dog park for exercise where he is good with dogs and people alike. Although he previously lived with children, Blaze’s ideal home will be with experienced adults only, and have a fenced yard for safe supervised exercise. Depending on the location and lifestyle of his new forever home, getting Blaze used to going on walks and proper introduction to visitors would also be highly recommended. In order to encourage a successful adoption, we are willing to offer home consultation(s) or classes with a qualified professional trainer to be included in the adoption fee, subject to the experience and location of the adopters. If you have solid dog experience and are prepared to put in a little work, we are confident that Blaze can move past his baggage and be a great dog. Please complete an adoption questionnaire at www.kikodogrescue.ca if you think you can offer Blaze what he needs to succeed.
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All Kiko dogs have been examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, dewormed and tested for heartworm (if deemed necessary), microchipped, sterilized, and require an adoption fee of $400 ($275 for senior dogs and $125 for cats) and an adoption contract.