My name is Harold!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in San Francisco, California - Harold
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Harold's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Harold's Story...
Harold: ~10-year-old male black Lab 85 lbs

I am Harold.

I was a stray.

I was abandoned.

I have been down the long and rough road.

I have not been treated well.

I am not without hope.

I wag.

I am now happy.

I am Harold.

Harold was found as a stray in Yolo County after what appears to be years of neglect. We can only imagine the terrible circumstances of his previous existence. He carries old collar scars, a wound on his snout, and is recovering from extended skin afflictions on his hind end -- likely due to fleas. His teeth are quite worn down, and his ears suffer from long-term infection and neglect. But his eyes sparkle with joy and spirit like no other dog. Harold delights in human companionship and greets every day like it is a new squeaky toy. This is one special dog.

What Harold’s foster says: We/I have TOTALLY fallen in love with this guy! He lets us sleep in, and greets us with a big "good morning" (easy for him to do, since we moved his bed to outside our bedroom door!) And, is just a sweetheart throughout the day! He's lying here next to me right now. It was a significant journey to rescue this guy! And he is worth every bit of it.

What Harold’s Rescue Rep says: Harold is a true survivor. Despite all that he has been through, he has the loveliest demeanor and personality. He is a pleasure to walk on leash – matter of fact, he does not need to be on leash as he is thrilled to walk alongside you. Want a soul-mate? This guy is for you. He will gladly curl up at your feet as you read the morning paper, watch Sports Center, or check your email. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered… and is on a few meds to address some of his issues – nothing life-threatening. Harold is loving life with his fabulous fosters in San Francisco.

If you are interested in Harold, call or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248,

(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)

Facts about Harold

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Harold, a San Francisco 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 San Francisco, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in San Francisco.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco paves the way for another one to be saved.