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Lucky Pup Rescue
Facts about Rudy - in Maine!
- Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
- Color: Black
- Age: Adult
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Male
My name is Rudy - in Maine!!
Rudy - in Maine!'s Info...
I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.
Rudy is not only sweet but gorgeous and ready to make a loyal companion to a lucky family. Rudy is a 5 year old lab mix, maybe mixed with some collie or shepherd there. His foster dad manages a doggy day care and Rudy is loving playing there - he is a loner and would rather play by himself as long as he has a ball. The big orange one is his favorite! Rudy would do best in a home as an only dog with a human who just likes being with him and playing. He can be exuberant in his greetings and he may knock over little ones with his excitement. Rudy has showed some difficulty meeting new dogs on leash. He benefits from a good deal of exercise and good leadership. He has worked hard on focusing on the person holding the leash which helps distract him from worrying about the other dogs that are passing by.
One of Rudy's human friends told us, "Rudy is a clown, he is always making me smile, if not laugh out loud. First thing in the morning when he goes outside, he rolls. If the grass is wet he's thrilled and pushes himself around in it. And he is so happy with the snow! When he does his morning roll he pushes himself like he's sliding down a hill. And socks! He loves socks! Not to chew, but if he gets a hold of one he comes running to show me what he has and invites me to chase him to get it back. I refuse to chase him, and when I tell him to leave it, instead he lays down and rolls on his back so I can take it away from him. He does the same thing with any ill-gotten gain. He loves to carry empty metal food bowls around and toss them. The more noise they make the better. He's almost a 'Velcro dog', wherever I go, he is right on my heels. He absolutely craves affection. He'll come over to me and lay his head in my lap and smile. He's very happy when he's laying in my lap. He doesn't really care much about the cats, unless one of them runs, then he thinks it's playtime."
He loves people, but he does jump when he meets new people. He will need reminders of his manners in new situations. He knows sit, wait, leave it, come and will work very hard for treats!
Rudy would be the most relaxed if he could find a forever home in the country where he could run in a fenced area off-leash or walk and play with his humans without constantly meeting other dogs on leash. He is a sweet lovebug, a 60 lb lap dog (at least he thinks so!) who adores his humans. His humans will need to be ready to get lots of kisses.
Interested in adopting? Check out our online application.
Please note: We do not have a physical location, but we are supported by a network of wonderful foster homes that are spread throughout New England. A dog will need to be visited by a prospective adopter in the foster home where they are feeling safe and comfortable.
Thank you for considering rescue!
Rudy is being fostered in Cumberland County, Maine while he waits for his forever family to find him! Thank you to our friends at the Gray Doggie Cottage!