Sequoia came back as his new owner recently lost his previous dog and wasn't ready for another dog. His owner shared the following notes:
Sequoia is a good looking older pup and is very active for his age. He likes to be with people, to get petted and makes everyone he meets his friend. He loves to retrieve so he would like a fenced yard so he can pursue his passion. Sequoia has never met a person he didn’t like. He still enjoys playing and hiking. He loves to go for car rides. If he sees you at the car he will sit and wait for a long while waiting to be let inside. If you are leaving with him for a ride, just let him hop in first and he will happily wait for you. He rides like a perfect gentleman in the car and wags his tail when people approach. He is completely house broken and sleeps well through the night. He doesn't need a crate and doesn't like one but will go in as long as you don't close the door. If the door is left open, you will find that he goes in there on his own from time to time. Thank you for caring for the Old Boy. He is a great dog. I was just not ready for another dog yet.
Sequoia will make some family very happy.
UPDATE: Sequoia went to his foster home last night and after he checked out the lay of the neighborhood on a quick walk, he settled in for a nap on the couch. He's getting along well with the two small dogs in the house (even the sometimes grouchy one), and loves affection from the humans and having a lap to snore on.
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, or Virginia with their family - human and canine - to meet the dog they want to adopt.
Lab Rescue LRCP has between 40 - 80 dogs available for adoption from foster homes across Maryland and Virginia, and at monthly adoption events. The adoption event dates and locations are listed at www.lab-rescue.org.
If you are interested in adopting, please visit www.lab-rescue.org and complete an adoption application. After you submit 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.
Your message has been sent to Lab Rescue LRCP - Richmond VA.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.