My name is Astro Big Furry Choc Lab!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Westerly, Rhode Island - Astro Big Furry Choc Lab
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Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

Facts about Astro Big Furry Choc Lab

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 11123561-H999999
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5y 74lb Big Chocolate Furry Lab Astro was hyper when the handler approached his cage. He allowed the handler to loop him with no issues. Astro pulled through the kennel and front hallway. Stare Test- Astro gives a lot of eye contact; stressed and panting. Sensitivities- Back: Astro enjoys back petting; curls into the handler for attention and is pushy for attention. Tail: Astro allowed his tail to be touched and tugged on with no issues; sniffs the handler and nudges the handler’s hand for attention. Ears: Astro allowed his ears to be touched and rubbed on with no issues. Paws: Astro allowed his paws to be touched and held with no issues. Muzzle: Astro kept his mouth open then did a mild head toss. Commands- Astro responds to sit, down, stay, and both paws. Play Test- Astro is playful with the handler, running back and forth, dances with his paws and does mild play bows. Toys- Ball: Astro is playful with the ball; responds to commands for ball and allowed the handler to take the ball away with no issues. Squeaky: Astro tries to jump up for the squeaky but immediately stops and sit when told. Astro responds to commands for the squeaky and is very playful with it. Tug Rope: Astro is playful with the tug rope; stared at the handler’s hand but immediately dropped it when told. Food Test- Astro allowed all handling and allowed the handler to take the bowl away with no issues; ate fast when the handler tried to take the bowl away and slightly hoard the bowl. Chewy Test- Astro slightly hoards the pig’s ear. When the handler reached down to take the pig’s ear, Astro holds the pig’s ear with his paw but the handler was able to take it away. He allowed the handler to pet him with no issues. Stranger- Astro approached the stranger excited and friendly; wagging his tail and being pushy for attention. Dog to Dog- Astro approached the helper dog in a social manner; wagging his tail, sniffing but never got playful. Cat Test- We do not currently have cats appropriate for testing.

2/13/17 12:40 p.m. dog found by Hempstead p.d. running loose in Hempstead area
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Many of us (cats/dogs) will be on display on on Sundays and sometimes on Saturdays--please ask by writing us at and following us on FB. If you are seriously interested in adopting one of us in particular, please fill out an application by Friday so that we can be sure to be there. Otherwise we decide based on other variables. Usually we are in our foster homes so this is a bit more stressful and a slightly artificial environment but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes too.
Please consider providing a home for more than one dog, especially if you are considering adopting a puppy. Dogs are pack animals and very much enjoy as well as need other dog company to learn to play, socialize and be good companion animals to people. The upside to this is that you won't feel as guilty leaving them alone and you get twice the love. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster or volunteer, and you can always donate!

If you want to know about cats/dogs specifically being shown at our adoption locations, please email us closer to the date so we know your interest and will make every effort to have that pet at the event or let you know how and where you can meet.  It is extemely helpful and speeds up adoption if the application is filled out prior to visiting us so please do that before coming to our weekend events. Our weekend locations are: Sundays usually and some Saturdays.  Follow us on FB for latest updates. Usually we are in our foster homes so all this is a bit more stressful but we do want to be seen and find our furever homes. Please come! And if you can't adopt, maybe you can foster. And you can always donate:) Cats and Dogs are spayed/neutered, UTD w/ all age appropriate shots and microchipped. Cats are feline combo tested for FIV/FeLV; dogs are heartworm tested and rabies vax'd, (NOT lyme vaxed but we seriously recommend it); rabbits are spayed/neutered. Please fill out an application and email to: For Cats: For Dogs: For Rabbits: Please visit our website

About Zani's Furry Friends--Northern Outpost

About Our Rescue Group...

Because of the pressing cage space dilemma, we take dogs and cats primarily from Animal Care & Control of NYC. If not for rescue and adoptions, more than the present 24,000 of the current 50,000 animals taken in yearly would not make it out alive. Our goal is to take as many animals as we can who make great family members/companions and give them a second chance. Temperament is our most important criteria. Ideally, all our animals are good w/ people of all ages and other animals (dogs/cats).
Our adoptees are either spayed or neutered, all UTD w/ shots/rabies vax, heartworm negative or feline combo negative, and microchipped. Most of our animals live in foster situations to help them reintegrate back into family life. We feel most animals prefer the company of other animals and hope our adopters consider giving pets to their pets. (We do apply the 2 kitty rule.)
Other times, we courtesy post for people who are obliged to surrender their animals but ask that they continue to foster their companions until appropriate new homes are found to limit the trauma.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our foster animals are in foster homes in or around New York City where they can be seen via appointment w/ the foster family.

We sometimes participate in events sponsored by the Mayor's Alliance of NYC of which we are proud to say we are a participating organization.

Sometimes, unfortunately, our animals are still in the NYC Animal Care and Control facilities for which we desperately seek foster care.

Our Adoption Process...

There is an application, reference checks, home visits, an interview of adopters w/ adoptees, and an adoption donation is required.

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