DESCRIPTION From his rescuer- We are calling him Ben or Benny, he is very people oriented and would rather be with people than out playing. He thinks he should be a LapLab. Ben takes treats gently and has a good appetite. He is a very sweet boy, rides nicely in the car and is ok on leash". Ben was running down a 4 lane highway in a rural area and was picked up by a friend of mine. He called me and asked what he should do with him as his dog were jealous and going after him, told him to bring him over. Called animal control and they had no reports of missing dogs and got their permission to keep him. Tried to find his owners with no luck to find his owner with no luck. Ben deserves a safe and loving home He would like to have a family that is active and can give him love, attention, training and exercise so he will thrive. He needs a fence. Good with other dogs, was with others at the kennel. Knows sit, down and come. Will have a training addendum. Okay on lead better with an Easy Walk Harness. Crate trained probably house trained as he waits to be let outside.
Update: Ben is a really sweet boy who likes to be with you. Ben is really affectionate and loves to work his lab lean. Gets along well with my pocket lab but he would rather hang with me than play with her. Is house trained and has good house manners. Crates very easily. At night - sleeps quietly on the floor in my bedroom. Ben rides well in the car. He is ok on a leash and takes treats gently. Asked his rescuer/foster and she told me NO cat or small dogs, he chases squirrels and rabbits. Their neighbors cat was around once then decided not to come back until Ben left no cats or other small critters.
Adopters must meet these requirements:
Setting: Rural, Suburban
Dwelling: Single Family Home
Fencing: Needs fence either physical or underground.
Ben 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. To avoid this, for now we are limiting placement to stand alone single family homes in a suburban neighborhood or rural area. As we learn more from the dog's time spent in foster, 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 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.
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