My name is Cola!

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

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

Cola's Story...
Cola: 5-yr-old male chocolate Lab 85 lbs

Their loss; our gain. Cola was surrendered to a local shelter by a family due to the dog’s reported allergies that their vet advised would require continued expensive meds which they could not afford. We are not so sure about that… and are delighted to give him the opportunity to find a new forever home. The shelter vet diagnosed him with a fungal infection, and put him on some antibiotics… and his coat is looking better. We gave him a good bath once we got him out of the shelter and he looks so much better. This is one great dog.

What Cola’s foster says: Cola is friendly, trained (sit, shake, etc.), and has a very gentle mouth. Easygoing personality, jumped up twice for treats, but gently. Touchable, friendly but not all over you. He's easygoing, friendly, and gets along with other dogs. He and our cat, Socks, appear to be cool -- don't know how he'd be with cats that run, but he and Socks hardly noticed each other. He went swimming in the pond twice. Cola is quiet and easy to have around…. He’s barked maybe twice. Sweet guy. No begging, but plenty of longing looks while we were eating dinner. Cola is a bit needy (who wouldn't be after 3 weeks at the shelter?) -- he wants to lean on you, does a very winsome begging sit, and cuddled up with us after dinner. Cola is a counter surfer, so this will need to be addressed. Not interested in toys or balls. He is interested in following you around the house and putting his head in your lap.

What Cola’s Rescue Rep says: We are investigating his skin condition to learn more about it. He is current on vaccinations, microchipped, and neutered. Cola is located in Hillsborough.

If you are interested in Cola, 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 Cola

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cola, 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.