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My name is Old Man!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Cumming, Georgia - Old Man
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Cumming, Georgia - Old Man
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Labrador Friends of the South, Inc.

Facts about Old Man

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Male
SAY HELLO TO OLD MAN!! We know his name is a little odd but he seems to respond to it more than anything else we’ve tried so far. Old Man is a gentle, kind soul so it kind of fits too. Old Man was found by a nice lady, abandoned in the back field of the barn where she boards her horses. The barn borders a National Park and there are no neighborhoods nearby. He had apparently been there for about 5 days as the barn manager said that’s how long he’d been seeing pawprints in the dust of the trail. He was severely dehydrated and of course very hungry. Old Man was scanned for a microchip and did not have one, he had no identifying tags, and searches for an owner came up short. The good samaritan that found him looked around the area shops and there were no fliers posted looking for him. She posted him found and had no response (aside from sympathy for him) and checked for anyone posting about a missing dog matching his description, but no one within a 150 mile radius had a post looking for him. While it’s tempting to think he wandered off from home, Old Man is blind and there are no homes in range of his blind shambling that are missing him. Unfortunately the very nice woman who found Old Man cannot keep him, so here he is with us at LFS.

Old Man is about 10 years old and as sweet as can be. He is blind in both eyes but we have scheduled an appointment for him to visit a specialist to determine if Old Man can have surgery to restore some of his eyesight. He had a mass removed from his side that came back as just a fatty lump (Woohoo!!) and he has been neutered. Old Man is a big boy with a block head, and with some TLC he will be as handsome as ever. He has moved to a foster home where he is settling in, figuring out what comfy dog beds are, and learning to maneuver his way around the house. His foster mom says he’s a really good boy and hasn’t been a bother whatsoever. He relies heavily on his nose to get around right now, but we have hope that the specialist visit will provide good news for his future eyesight.


Foster Update 11/10: Old Man had his appointment with the specialist today, and unfortunately it was determined that Old Man is permanently blind and surgery will not be beneficial. While this isn’t the news we were hoping for, Old Man is in great spirits and seems to be happier each day that he gets to roll around in his foster mom’s yard, curl up in comfy dog beds (even if he chooses one a little too small for him), and spend some good quality time cuddling/snuggling with foster siblings. Now we can move forward with finding Old Man a forever home to live out the rest of his golden years in. He will need to go to a home with no stairs and that is relatively low key so that he can learn to navigate his home and live peacefully in a low stress environment. He would probably do well with another dog to help guide him. If you’re interested in giving Old Man a forever home, please visit fill out an adoption application. If you have any questions, you can email labfriendinfo@gmail.com.

About Labrador Friends of the South, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Labrador Friends of the South (LFS) is an incorporated, non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless Labrador Retrievers in the Southeast region. We are 501(c)(3) status.

LFS relies solely on donations, fundraising events and adoption fees to function and continue saving and placing homeless Labradors. We do not receive any state or federal funding. LFS is an all volunteer organization of people who give their time, effort, and love to protect the breed from the perils of pet over-population and irresponsible pet ownership. Our ultimate goal is to help these dogs find new, loving, forever homes.

The Labradors in our program receive veterinary care and temperament testing before being eligible for adoption. Since our goal is to place our Labradors in forever homes, we consider each Labrador’s history (if any), temperament, training and other skills, and energy level. We then assess each adopting family’s preferences, home environment, lifestyle, and personality in order to make the best possible match for a successful adoption.

Labrador Retrievers and Labrador Retriever mixes are the most popular family pets in the country. Unfortunately, this statistic means that they are the most likely to end up in the animal shelters as strays or unwanted pets. Perfectly healthy, sweet- tempered Labs are put to sleep everyday, sometimes without the benefit of a painless euthanasia drug, simply because there are not enough good homes for them.

We believe that there is a misconception that these Labs and Lab mixes have behavioral problems or extensive health issues that caused their owner's rejection. The truth is that the vast majority of these dogs find themselves suddenly abandoned by their owners and the only family and home they have ever known. This often happens because their owners lacked compassion or education about being a good, responsible pet owners. Sometimes these homeless pets are victims of unlucky circumstances or tragic events that caused them to become separated from loving families.


Please open your heart and your home to a Lab who needs your help. They will show you their appreciation with lots of tail wags, body wiggles and kisses. No matter the circumstances of their past, these homeless Labs are likely to bond completely and deeply with their new caretakers and make wonderfully affectionate and loyal companions for the rest of their lives.

Thank you for visiting Labrador Friends of the South. Feel free to contact us for more information at labfriendinfo@gmail.com.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a rescued Labrador!

The very first step in the adoption process is the adoption application. Filling out the adoption form will help us better understand your situation, and the more details you can provide, the better we will be able to match your needs and preferences with the right Labrador.

Please open the adoption application below and submit your application by attaching the form to an email and send the completed adoption application to labfriendinfo@gmail.com.


There is an application fee of $15. You can pay the fee using the button below. Please note that until the application fee is paid, your application will NOT be processed

Our Adoption Process...

Thank you so much for your interest in adopting a rescued Labrador!

The very first step in the adoption process is the adoption application. Filling out the adoption form will help us better understand your situation, and the more details you can provide, the better we will be able to match your needs and preferences with the right Labrador.

Please open the adoption application below and submit your application by attaching the form to an email and send the completed adoption application to labfriendinfo@gmail.com.


There is an application fee of $15. You can pay the fee using the button below. Please note that until the application fee is paid, your application will NOT be processed