Woodrow is a very handsome, lovable, 3 year old black lab who was an owner surrender, reluctantly turned in to DLRR with severe anxiety issues. Despite this however, Woodrow is a wonderful dog who socializes beautifully with all other dogs, and it appears he is not an anxious dog in general. He has been receiving training since his intake with DLRR and his anxiety seems to stem from his desire to be with people. Woodrow can become vocal with barking and demands to join the family and this will escalate to drooling and panting if left unattended and unaddressed. However, Woodrow has made great strides with his training and he is now crate trained and comfortable being in his kennel in a quiet environment. Woodrow is overweight at 118 lbs. and he will need an owner who is committed to giving him the considerable amount of exercise he needs to lose the extra weight and to assist him with remaining in a calm state of mind by using up energy. Woodrow has been trained to exercise on a treadmill and he is also trained to swim, (he loves playing fetch in the pool), wait, come, sit, quiet, and to go potty. Woodrow will need an owner who is home much of the time and who is prepared to continue the training that has already been implemented in relation to his anxiety, this will need to be ongoing. It would also be ideal if his new owner has a pool because Woodrow loves to swim. Woodrow is good with cats, we are unsure how he is with kids. Please call Woodrow's foster for more information if you are interested in this gorgeous, sweet boy.
If you are interested in this dog, please fill out an application at www.DLRRphoenix.org. Someone will call to schedule a home visit so you can become an approved adopter. Also, visit our wonderful Facebook page at www.facebook/desertlab. Thanks!