Blaze has come a long way since coming into foster care, and is continuing to make improvements every day as he builds trust in people. This young Chocolate Labrador Retriever was born in December 2015, and has already had two homes. He lost the first home due to a separation, and we also feel it was probably not a great environment for an impressionable puppy. His second home only had him a few weeks; they couldn’t manage him and were also told that dogs were not allowed in their rented premises. Lack of socialization has left Blaze guarded toward strangers—he will sometimes bark at them loudly but don’t let that fool you, deep down he is a huge cuddle bear who loves to give kisses. Blaze tries to be dominant but really wants to be loved. He has never been truly loved and is a little afraid to open his heart completely, although he has shown his foster mom that he can! Blaze is currently being fostered in a home with two other dogs and a cat. He is a regular visitor at the dog park where he gets to socialize not only with other dogs, but with people as well. Thanks to the use of an Easy Walk harness, Blaze is now quite manageable on walks. He is clean in the house, crate trained, loves water (although it’s a little too chilly to go for a swim), and affectionate with his people. Blaze is healthy, weighs 67 pounds, and is in excellent physical shape. He’s good in the car and was extremely well behaved on his recent visit to the photographer’s home. If you have solid dog experience and are prepared to put in a little work, we are confident that Blaze will continue to improve 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.