I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
Meet Red (above)! Red is an 18 mos old labrador mix. His mother was an AKC registered chocolate lab. We suspect that his father was a shepherd due to his markings and personality traits. Red and his brother, Poco, were abandoned by their mother's owner when the family moved away.The family left a message on the local labrador rescuer's answering machine saying "they hated to abandon the dogs, but felt they had no choice". The rescue found the brothers as described watching over their empty home. Red loves people rather deeply and went into a bit of a depression after his abandonment. He has recovered, but may display similar temporary behavior when relocated again. Red loves to lay his head very quietly on your lap for pats and give you adoring gazes. Red is a calm fellow, never jumps up and is submissive to people. He has learned to play with other dogs at his foster home, its a new skill for him. Rurally located in his original home, most things are new experiences for him. Red alerts on the arrival of delivery people and visitors and greets all warmly with a wagging tail, checking to see if they would like to pat him. Like his brother, he prefers to settle down outside and shepherd the other dogs by calmly watching. He will frequently come and check on his people also to make sure they are doing okay. A fine gardening partner, he would also enjoy using his working mentality. Up to date on shots, neutered, and treated for heartworms. Red is housebroken. No jumping up, no mouthing, and he would enjoy a home that is affectionate. *Red is being fostered in Newtown, CT**
UPDATE: KID TEST: Red and brother Poco were tested individually, their reactions to kids were identical. Of course. These dogs are quite familiar with children. Upon seeing children, each made a happy beeline to greet the children. Several feet away from the children, they submissively went to the ground and arrived in front of the children, tummies on the ground, heads up for pats. Judging from their behavior, they have had a lot of contact with children, highly enjoy children, and have been trained to not jump up on children. Both held still for hard hugs, kids pulling on their leashes and didn't even notice kids being loud, quick moving and a little rough. They wanted to be close to the children. Their energy level was not affected by the kids changing energy levels. Happiness in being surrounded by kids, but no overexcitement. They seemed to be fulfilled by the presence of the kids. Whatever relationships they have had with children in the past, they were important to Poco and Red.
To apply online for Red please visit our website: www.labrescuenetwork.com and we will put you in touch with Red's foster mom who can provide additional information
You can also see our other available dogs who need a home!