This gorgeous Lab pup and two other dogs were being given away for free on Facebook because their family was moving. Even after concerned friends and neighbors responded to their post, the owners ignored their offers to help and decided to move, leaving all three dogs abandoned outside in a filthy pen. The only shelter these poor pups had was an old truck camper top that served as a doghouse, with dirty, empty food bowls and a 5-gallon water bucket that had turned green. Thankfully, our local DDB volunteers were made aware of the situation, and were able to bring all 3 dogs to safety.
One of the three who will be coming to Northern Virginia to start his new life is Otto. This handsome Lab is only 7-8 months old and weighs 37 lbs. He settled in quickly to his foster home in South Carolina, immediately warming up to his foster family, and has become fast friends with the kids and the other Lab in their home. He loves the company of other dogs and the kids, and will make an ideal family dog.
This sweet boy is blossoming right in front of our eyes, and is already crate trained, doing well with potty training, and sleeps all night in his crate without a peep. He is very treat-motivated and has already learned some basic commands, like sit, down, and stay. He’s also discovered the joy of fluffy toys, and loves to toss them in the air and chase them around the yard.
Otto’s foster mom describes him as a super-sweet dog who loves to snuggle. Everything is new to him, so he’s still a bit timid around quick movements and sudden unfamiliar noises. He does better on walks when he is with another dog, and would benefit from having another dog in his home to learn from. His foster family is working on socializing him w/ people, places, and other dogs on a daily basis, and he’s well on his way to becoming a well-rounded, social dog.
Otto is a handsome young Lab who is going to be very popular. Apply for him today so you can meet him when comes to town.
BREED ESTIMATE: Labrador Retriever
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 37 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 7 to 8 months
COAT TYPE: Med
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/neutered/microchipped
LOCATION: Coming to N. VA 11/5
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.ddbnova.org and fill out an application.
Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.
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