top

My name is Boston!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bogart, Georgia - Boston
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bogart, Georgia - Boston
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bogart, Georgia - Boston
Photo 3 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bogart, Georgia - Boston
Photo 4 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Bogart, Georgia - Boston
Pet Video
Add me to your favorites

I'm being cared for by:
Helping Paws Rescue

Facts about Boston

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet Boston, a handsome 5 year old black Labrador mix. He was brought in as a stray to Cobb County Animal Control, a high intake shelter, where he was being overlooked. Not for his lack of personality or good looks, but because he has heartworms. Heartworms are an easily preventable disease with monthly preventative, but sadly Boston didn’t receive the proper care in his former life. We wanted to give this sweet boy the chance he deserves at living the good life, so we brought him into our rescue.

Since being in his foster home, he has really thrived and is learning how to do all the normal things well-loved pups do. When he came to us he didn't know any basic commands, hadn't been house trained, and wasn't very accustomed to being treated as a family member. He's taken to the life of being loved very well! He can sit, stay, down, shake, wait, "go to your room" (aka his crate), walks perfectly on a leash and is now potty trained. He is also a perfect gentleman in public places and at home, and he enjoys car rides. He's the total package!

During his time at the shelter he developed "happy tail" which is caused by being such a happy dog and wagging his tail so much that he hurt the tippy top of it on the walls of his enclosure. He's recovered with the aid of a cushiony bandage you may see in some of his photos. Despite his happy demeanor, Boston is a really laid back guy. His energy may pick up some after his heartworm treatment is finished, since that usually makes dogs a bit more lethargic, but he seems to be your typical lab personality. He just wants to be with you. As with many dogs that have not had a stable home life, he does have some separation anxiety when left home alone in his crate. He’s fine in it overnight if he knows you are home with him, but if you leave the house, he becomes very upset and desperately tries to escape his crate. His foster home has worked diligently on this in preparation for his crate rest during his heartworm treatment, and he has come a long ways. He's still not thrilled at the prospect of being left behind, but he is much calmer in the crate now and will settle, especially if his foster brother is in the crate nearby. His first heartworm treatment was administered late April and his second (and final) round is set for the end of May after which he will be ready for his new family!

We think Boston will probably do very well in a variety of homes. He gets along with other dogs, enjoys adventure, car rides as well as napping, and is very sociable with people. He does live with a bunny and does fine while she's caged but cats seem to really interest him and he chases them if given the opportunity, so he’d probably do best in a feline-free home. He will also need a tall fence or direct supervision when outside - he gets anxious if left outside on his own and is able to jump over an average 4 foot fence. As he has settled into his foster home over the past few months, he has lost interest in escaping the fence, but his new home will need to be aware of this tendency especially in the beginning.

If a sweet Velcro dog is what you are looking for, look no further than Boston. He’d can’t wait to meet his new family!

About Helping Paws Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Helping Paws Rescue is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming unwanted and neglected pets. We have a successful adoption rate and work with adopters even after placement to ensure life-long matches.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located in Bogart, GA (just outside of Athens).

From Downtown Athens:
Head up Atlanta Highway pass the mall (mall will be on your right.) About one mile look for the two Adcock Furniture stores on the right. Turn right onto Conway Drive between the two. Take a left onto Whitetail Way. Pawtropolis will be on the right.

From Atlanta:
Take Highway 316 into Athens. Get off at the 78 exit. Turn left at end of ramp onto 78. At dead end take a right. At the first traffic light take a left onto Trade Street. Trade Street will dead end forcing you to turn right onto Conway Drive. Pawtropolis is on your left.

Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Our Adoption Process...

For dogs, the adoption fee is normally $150. All dogs are up-to-date on all vaccinations and are spayed or neutered before they are adopted out. The adoptions process begins with the potential owner filling out an application; if that is approved, we will do a home visit to see where and how the dog will be living. We require that all dogs live indoors.

For cats, the adoption fee is normally $100. All cats are up-to-date on all vaccinations and are spayed or neutered before they are adopted out. The adoptions process begins with the potential owner filling out an application; if that is approved, we will do a home visit to see where and how the cat will be living. We require that all cats live indoors.