My name is Sylvester!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Midlothian, Virginia - Sylvester
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I'm being cared for by:
Houlagans' Rest Corporation

Facts about Sylvester

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hike a Houlagan Hiker!

UPDATE: Sylly loves hiking. His hiker has chosen to transport him in her car several times .... He stretches across the back seat and dozes while she drives! Sylly's newest trick: jumping up and down when he sees his hiking buddy. Then he sits for collaring!

My Mom lived on the street when she had my litter. One day someone shot her. She fell asleep. We couldn't leave her. People caught us. I don't remember a human touch before then. Eventually, we came to Houlagans. I want to trust people .... it’s so hard.

Last Saturday, I went on a hike. It scared me so much, but I had a "Gentle Leader" on my head. I don't know what that means, but it reminded me so much of Mom carrying us that I just relaxed. The hike had a lot of strangers there, but they had such gentle energy .... I just watched and chilled and walked. Someday I want to live with a person like one of those folks.

Sylvester is 6 years old.

About Houlagans' Rest Corporation

About Our Rescue Group...

Many dogs have come through and found their special place and people, but many have not. It is the mission of Houlagans' Rest to be the rescue of last resort. We save and prepare for adoption dogs that have been rejected by others and are scheduled to be euthanized. This website is dedicated to help those dogs find their "forever homes".

Come Meet Our Pets...


PetSmart, 1276 Carmia Way, Richmond, VA 23235, from noon - 3:00 p.m. or for a private showing contact

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Our Adoption Process...

If you would like to be considered for a Same Day Adoption, please visit and fill out an application for process and preapproval. Adoption Fee is $200. All Houlagans are spayed/neutered, microchipped, and have up to date vaccinations prior to adoptions.