My name is Afton!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Yorktown, Virginia - Afton
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Lab Rescue LRCP - Yorktown VA

Facts about Afton

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 160788
AFTON is a 1 year old spayed yellow female Lab who weighs 50 pounds. Afton is a very sweet girl. She is a bit timid with new people and needs a little time to warm up. After she knows you, she just thrives on attention. Afton's owner passed away and the family member that she was left with was less than kind to her so she takes a little time to trust and make sure she will be treated nicely. Once she realizes that you are friend, not foe, all is well and she is a lover. She likes to play with other dogs and is good with cats - she lived with 2. She likes her crate and does not really like other dogs going into her crate sometimes. At her foster, there are certain friends that can go in her crate without issue, but others get a few " words" from her when they go in there. She loves toys. Afton is pretty calm, which is good. She has a luxating patella from birth and she needs a home where she can play easy and not rough and tumble. Our vets don't think anything needs to be done right now but it should be monitored. She is not a candidate to be a running companion but walks and normal play are no problem at all. Afton is a good rider. She is house trained. She is approved for kids 10+. More info soon!

Adopters must meet these requirements:
Setting: Rural, Suburban
Dwelling: Single Family Home, Townhouse in a quiet area
Fencing: No requirements

This dog is from a rural area and has not been exposed to traffic, noise, or groups of people. If dogs are overwhelmed by their environment, they can exhibit behaviors like excessive barking. To avoid this, for now we are limiting placement to stand alone single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural area. As we learn more from the dog's time spent in foster, we will evaluate if placement can be expanded to include a more urban environment and send out an update.

This dog is available for adoption from Lab Rescue LRCP. Lab Rescue LRCP rescues and places dogs in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and northeast North Carolina (30 miles east of I-95 and north of the Pamlico Sound) Adopters must travel to Maryland, Virginia or Washington DC with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.

Lab Rescue LRCP has between 50 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates are listed at

If you are interested in adopting, please visit and complete an adoption application. Within a few days of submitting an application you will hear from an Adoption Coordinator who will guide you through the adoption process.

An adoption fee is charged to cover the cost of veterinary care and a home visit is required.

About Lab Rescue LRCP - Yorktown VA

About Our Rescue Group...

Lab Rescue LRCP is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization (Non-Profit Tax I.D. 52-1880024) that rescues, fosters and places 1,000 homeless Labrador Retrievers each year. Each dog is provided with complete veterinary care before placement and almost all are cared for in foster homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit for information on upcoming adoption events. Lab Rescue LRCP also places dogs directly from foster homes every day of the year.

Our Adoption Process...

For more information, visit

Adoption fees vary depending on the age of the dog and range from $200 - $325.

A reference check and house visit are required.