My name is Bruce!

Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Rockville, Maryland - Bruce
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Bruce's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bruce's Story...
BRUCE is a 1.5-year-old neutered male black lab. Bruce weighs 86 pounds and is up to date on shots. This dog is approved for homes with children ages 8 and up.

DESCRIPTION Bruce was a stray to the shelter. His owner came forward and surrendered him. Bruce had been kept tied outside and his owner became ill and could no longer care for him. A local rescue pulled Bruce and he did great in his foster home, enjoying the indoor life and being an active member of a busy household. Bruce is a high energy youngster who enjoys playing with everyone and everything. He is looking for an active family that will provide proper exercise, training, mental stimulation, and lots of love. Bruce pulls on lead and would benefit from the use of a no-pull type harness. Bruce is good with other dogs, cats, and kids. He is good with children and has lived with kids. He does amazingly well with the kids and doesn't jump on them. From the transporter: Bruce is a handsome boy and full of energy. He rode extremely well - had a little snack along the way. He loved being close to get extra loving. I already miss that sweet boy!

Update: Bruce is a very healthy pup. He needed to gain some weight when he arrived, but his fosters fed him well and he looks great now- long and lean. He is a silly boy- always wants to play- loves to chase and play tug of war with his lab foster brother, but when he tires out he can occupy himself with an antler or squeaky stuffed toys. He would like a fenced yard to run and play! He would love to snuggle up beside you in bed and will sleep there the whole night! His foster family is working hard on his commands an manners. They have improved so much in 2 weeks. Bruce gets very excited to play with other dogs when taking walks but does much better on a gentle leader.

Update: Bruce loves to play chase with his foster brother - check out the video! He went for a three mile hike with his foster dad over the weekend and had a blast! He's settling in and improving with every day. This sweet boy is looking for his forever home with someone who will give him lots of love and attention, as well as training- his is a quick learner! Bruce knows sit, come and stay!

Adopters must meet these requirements:
Setting: Rural
Dwelling: Single Family Home
Fencing: No fence required.

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. For now, to avoid this we are limiting placement to stand alone single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural area. After the dog has been in a foster home for at least a week or two, 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, 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

If you are interested in adopting, please visit 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.

Facts about Bruce

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 170170

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bruce, a Rockville Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Rockville, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Rockville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Rockville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Rockville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Rockville paves the way for another one to be saved.