My name is Hoss!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Hoss
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Washington, D.C. - Hoss
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Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

Facts about Hoss

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10977673-FLRN-MD-17-0349
Please contact Meg Honigberg ( for more information about this pet.Meet Handsome Hoss!

Come meet Hoss and other great adoptable dogs this Sunday (April 30) from 12-2 pm at the Bailey's Crossroads Petco (5825 Leesburg Pike, Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041)!!!!!


Name: Hoss    Breed: Black Lab Retriever Mix

Approximate Age: 1 year old as of March 2017    SEX: male

Approximate Weight: 45 lbs.

Has Lived With: other dogs

Currently Living at: DC area foster home.

Hoss is a sweet 1 year old Retriever mix. He weighs about 45 lbs and, because of his age, may fill out a little but is otherwise done growing. We don't know how this sweet boy ended up in a shelter but it hasn't dampened his spirits one bit and he can't wait to meet his forever family!

Hoss will need plenty of exercise and playtime each day to be a happy and healthy pup. He would love to go on daily long walks, hikes and regular trips to the dog park. After he's tuckered out, Hoss loves cuddling up for a nice nap and belly rub. He can't wait to go to obedience training with his new family so that he can bond with his people and become his very best self!

Hoss is good with other dogs so he'd be a great addition to an existing pack or happy to soak up all the attention as an only dog. He also passed his cat test at the shelter. The nice folks at Lucky Dog haven't seen Hoss in a home with young children but he's interacted well with them at adoption events (though he has been known to try and give them kisses!) 

Foster update: 

1. Not totally housebroken but making progress

2. Very good in crate; although he will bark for a short while if left alone but then settles down

3. Food motivated

4. High energy and needs a lot of exercise (ideally 4 walks per day and time at the dog park daily)

5. Adorable and loving

6. Great with other dogs

7. Great with people but a jumper 

8. Good with cats - but again, a little hyper around them, so cats don't care for him much :)

Like most shelter dogs, Hoss may need a refresher on housetraining. He is likely crate trained.

Hoss has tested positive and been treated for for Heartworm disease. Heartworm is not contagious to people or other pets, but results from mosquito bites.  Heartworm, if left untreated, is life threatening, but after treatment, dogs that were heartworm positive should suffer no significant long-term effects so long as they are kept on a monthly heartworm preventative.

The adoption fee for this dog is $450, which includes the cost of routine vetting, including vaccinations, spay/neuter, and heartworm treatment. If you are interested in adopting, please download our Adoption Questionnaire and email it to Meg at!

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue does our best to provide accurate information about the dogs we have for adoption.  That said, we cannot make any guarantees about age, breed or temperament

Thank you for contacting Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and helping to save a life!  Please visit us online at

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About Lucky Dog Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is a group of highly motivated and highly dedicated volunteers. We spend countless hours making sure that wonderful dogs find loving forever homes. We don't do it for money -- we do it for the joy a dog can bring to its new family; we do it for our love of animals; and we do it to save lives!

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Our adoption events are held each weekend. A schedule of times and locations can be found at

Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process begins when you submit an adoption application either online or at an adoption event. The individual responsible for the dog you are interested in adopting - a position we call the “adoption coordinator” - will then set up a time to discuss your application over the telephone. The adoption coordinator will check your vet reference to make sure all current and past pets were kept up-to-date with their shots and medical care. The adoption coordinator will also set up a home visit with one of our trained volunteers. That individual will come to your home to ensure that it is a safe environment, to confirm that everyone in the home is on board with adopting a dog, and to discuss any other questions you may have about dog adoption!