My name is Yoshi!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Elburn, Illinois - Yoshi
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Safe Haven Dog Rescue

Facts about Yoshi

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Yoshi
3 year old
Lab/bird dog mix.

Yoshi is a typical teen…he has a loving personality and can be sweet as can be while having just enough mischief in him to keep you on your toes. He absolutely loves everyone he meets and will actually give you a hug! Yoshi does very well with other dogs and loves to run and play.

The shelter he was in was near a gun range and this may be the reason that he is nervous during thunderstorms. He will move to the lowest portion of the house and lay as low as he can get. He often can sense that a storm is near long before it arrives. He is not destructive, just afraid.

Bird dogs and Retrievers are energetic and fun loving and well suited to active homes where they can be a member of the family. He would do very well at agility!
This boy is amazing, and very, very smart! We always say that a bored dog is trouble…and this boy needs mental and physical stimulation. If you are a runner, he is your boy!

Yoshi needs a family that understands that he has had a ruff start to life and is willing to work with him. One of the habits that he has developed is marking in the house. This is something that can be eliminated with the use of a belly band and some training. There are many training techniques to get dogs to stop this that are relatively quick and easy.

We suggest, as we do with all dogs, that you crate him while you are out of the home. We also recommend that you leave the door to the crate open when you are at home. This will give him a place of his own where he can feel comfortable and relax.

He is also available for our Foster to Adopt program. Foster to Adopt families have the first option to adopt if you determine this is the pup right for you!

While you foster, we pay all expenses from vetting, to food and we provide a crate, leash, collars, and toys. Your family provides love (something he desperately needs!) and a safe place to lay his head until he finds his forever home.

We also require that you have the ability to take him to routine veterinary visits at our participating vets. These vets are located in Wheaton, Naperville, Geneva and Elmhurst. Spay/Neuters are done in North Aurora.

Fostering is the most life giving thing you can do for a dog or puppy! It is a very rewarding experience that will make a huge impact on their life. By becoming a foster you are saving 2 lives - the animal you bring into your home while he or she waits to be adopted, and the animal who gets to take your foster’s place in the shelter.

Please email for a foster application or additional details.

Please note that the breeds and sizes posted in this biography are educated best guesses and are not guaranteed.

About Safe Haven Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small 501 C3 nonprofit rescue located in Elburn, Illinois. In 2014, Safe Haven Dog Rescue became its own non-profit. We are licensed by the Illinois Agriculture Department.
The majority of our dogs and puppies are pulled from Kill Pounds and Shelters in KY, TN, AL and Illinois. When a foster home is available we will also accept owner relinquishment’s due to illness or foreclosure. We work hard to find local rescue groups within these states to pull the dogs into their program while we coordinate transportation and placement into foster homes.
Please take a few moments to read the stories about the dogs and puppies we have available for adoption. We disclose everything we know about the dogs, sometimes we know a lot often we know only that they were strays, thrown away on the side of the road, in the woods, or found in abandoned houses. While we don’t always know their past we are certain that their future is much brighter.
We hope that you and your family are part of the future…..

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have adoption events most Saturdays at the Geneva PetCo on Randall Road from 11-2pm. Please check our Facebook Page Safe Haven Dog Rescue for more info!

Our Adoption Process...

$295 cash or check for all dogs and puppies. $300 credit cards($5 processing fee). Please email Tammy at for an application and more information on adopting one of our dogs.