My name is Koda & Bear *Adoption Pending*!

Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow Mix Dog for adoption in Carlsbad, California - Koda & Bear *Adoption Pending*
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Wagging Dog Rescue - San Diego Chapter

Facts about Koda & Bear *Adoption Pending*

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Chow Chow Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11085223-2015-II

Koda and his brother Bear were with WDR as puppies – you might remember them as Ace and Doc. Unfortunately, the forever home we found wasn’t quite forever enough so we’re working to re-home them with a perfect-fit family. These 18 month old pups love each other so much and it would be very special if they could find a new home together. They are not a 'bonded pair' though so if one handsome young boy seems to be a great fit, please reach out!


Bear (fka Doc) is as outdoorsy as his name suggests. This athletic, 60lb puppy loves to play and run with his brother Koda, giving chase to the occasional squirrel. He’s the kind of dog that's just waiting for a kid to call his own. Looking like retriever mixes, Bear's version of doggie heaven is a good game of fetch. He enjoys being around his people but doesn’t need to be in the middle of them all the time. Bear is enthusiastic and food-motivated, often not just sitting for a biscuit but bouncing :) He’s equally excited about walks and would make a terrific jogging buddy. Bursts of playful energy aside, Bear is a low-key, easygoing fellow. He’ll be sure to find the comfiest spot in the house and snooze until you’re ready to play. And play is important. Bear has the best time romping around with his brother Koda and other friendly dogs, as well as his human playmates. This sweet boy is dog- and kid-friendly and settles down quickly after the initial excitement of greeting company subsides. House broken, gentle with treats and fine tuning his leash manners, he’s kinda perfect.

We’re looking for a moderately active Forever Family with a secure yard (romping is really hard in apartments), with folks who are willing to take Bear for regular walks and play sessions. Families with kids and/or playful dog siblings are encouraged. Koda (fka Ace) is friendly, lively and cuddly too. We don't know their breeds but this boy's personality is all Golden (retriever). His favorite place in the world is right by your feet. In fact, he’d rather be with you than out playing with other dogs. This 60-lb kid is really a people-puppy. Like his Bear brother, Koda still has that puppy energy when it’s time to play fetch, wrestle or romp. However he’s equally happy being an indoor dog, hanging out wherever you are. Gentle and affectionate, he’s a real lover but he also has a quirky sense of humor, like sitting up to be petted and prat-falling backwards! And if you have a favorite place to sit – watch out. He’ll race you to it and plant himself there before you can claim it. Lots of personality here! He’s house trained, has excellent food manners, and knows “sit” and “out” (yes, he pees on command – good dog!), and since he’s so food motivated and such a people pleaser, he’ll be easy to train. He’s dog-friendly when properly introduced but really, his people are the center of his universe. If you’re looking for a real friend or two for you and your family, Bear or Koda may be The Ones! Let us know if you'd like to meet our golden boys!



Southern California only please.


***UPDATE: 4/13/17 Koda and Bear have an adoption pending and are now in a Foster-To-Adopt (FTA) period with a potential adopter. During this period the adopter and dog have a chance to try each other out and make sure this is a perfect match. If things don't work out, the Dog will return to the rescue and be able to meet with other adopters. Otherwise, the adopter can finalize the adoption at the end of the FTA period or any time during, at which time our dog listing will be removed. Meanwhile, we are still accepting applications and encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in giving this dog a loving home.

About Wagging Dog Rescue - San Diego Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Wagging Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization striving to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California's shelters and find the perfect forever family. We are an all volunteer group of passionate animal advocates, owners and rescuers dedicated to improving animal welfare and restoring the unwanted family pet to his rightful place in a responsible home. All of our adoptable dogs are in a private foster home with a loving caregiver who guides them through their transition from a stressful past to a permanent and well-deserved future. We promote responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, spay and neuter... and most of all, ADOPTION.

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Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process begins with an application (available for download here - followed by a phone interview and home visit. If other pets are in the home, we will manage dog introductions. Our adoption fees vary and will include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip. In most cases our Dogs are also housebroken and crate trained with basic obedience skills. Prospective pet parents must be at least 21 years old. Adoption agreement will be required.