Name: Tanner & Patches (Bonded Pair)
Breed: Labrador Retriever
Age: 4.5 Years each
Size: Medium & Large 49 lbs & 69 lbs.
Adoption Donation: $180 for pair (applicable sales tax included). Adoption fees may be paid with cash or check.
Other: Neutered Male, Vaccinations current, Microchip
Tanner & Patches are a bonded pair; They are buddies for life!
11/7/16: Tanner and Patches are a bonded pair that are looking for a loving and patient home that they can go to together.
Tanner and Patches got a bad start in life and as a result can be very shy, nervous, and unsure of meeting new people. Tanner warms up very quickly, especially with treat bribes and lots of pets. Patches, on the other hand, is very nervous around new people. The first day at my house, he stayed in his open kennel most of the day, until he felt comfortable enough to come explore. With enough love, patience, and work, they can be amazing companions. We tried to adopt them out separately, but this did not have great results. These brothers have separation anxiety issues and are much better off staying in a household together.
Tanner and Patches constantly play together. Both are crate trained, especially when bribed with a filled Kong! They have shown great results in training classes, making great strides in their development. Both are very treat motivated, and also thrive on positive interaction. We have our basic commands down, and working on refining them.
In the couple of months that Tanner and Patches have been in my home, they have gone from very timid, unsure, and shy dogs, to confident, playful, and loving pups. Both love snuggles and being by their person nonstop. We are great at walks, especially while using an EZ harness.
Tanner and Patches would be an amazing addition to any family. They are looking for someone who is patient, and willing to work with them to gain confidence and to know that they can be loved and give love unconditionally.
10/5/16: Tanner has been with me for about three months now. He is very shy at first but warms up very quickly. We bonded within the first couple days at my house, and he is now my shadow. The easiest way to his heart is with treats and lots of pets. Tanner is very loving, loyal, snuggly, and a giant goofball. He has a master's degree in snuggling. For the most part, he is very low-key, but he loves walks and loves to run laps around my backyard.
Tanner is crated during the day at my house, as he does have some separation anxiety. I do have to bribe him with treats. I think once he is comfortable in your home, he could be left out in the house. We had some issues with anxiety accidents, but he never chewed or destroyed anything. He sleeps in bed with me and the other dogs, and we have not had any issues. He gets along great with other dogs and loves to engage in friendly play. I have an alpha dog, and he has never had any issues with that.
Tanner listens very well and is very eager to learn. We have gone to a couple obedience classes at Down Dog Studio, and he made remarkable progress within the hour lesson. I think he would do great in a weekly class. Tanner has had zero issues with children. At adoption events, toddlers have walked up to him and hugged his face, and he has reciprocated with gentle kisses.
Tanner needs to go to a home with another dog. He gets anxiety being alone at home during the day. He also needs another dog to show him how to be a dog.
10/9/16 Volunteer Feedback: We've had Patches this weekend and he is a super sweet boy. He does need a full day to warm up and get used to you; however, once he does, he will follow you everywhere and you'll become his comfort. We have two dogs and he seems honestly indifferent to them. He's more concerned with where his person is than anything else.
We have a fenced yard and I think that would be the best for him as he likes to wander around the yard and take in all the scents. We don't have a super quiet neighborhood due to construction around us and he's grown used to the noises already, so he does get accustomed to his surroundings given a little time. Patches would do best with a quiet home with no young kids because sudden noises and movements do startle him.
He is super gentle and his fur is incredibly soft. Are you able to give this sweet guy a forever home? Fill out an application today! He's waiting to call you his own.
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