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My name is Coal!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Knoxville, Tennessee - Coal
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Coal's Info...

I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Coal's Story...
Coal completed our spring class session in May. He is a black lab retriever mix, approximately 52lbs and is still looking for a forever home. Unfortunately his first adoptive home didn’t work out, and he was returned to us after the first week. We have been searching for a suitable home ever since.

Coal came from Young-Williams Animal Shelter, is about a year+ old and is a very smart dog. He is a very handsome, playful guy who loves toys, all people big and small, and other dogs. The teens worked with him on basic obedience and he is a fast learner. He is a young lab so he gets distracted easily to start, but when the kids kept his attention he stayed very focused on the task or lesson we were teaching. We feel he may do well with a “job” to challenge him.

He is an active dog who needs room to run, long walks, lots of activity and love. He has been vet-checked, neutered, micro-chipped, up-to-date on his shots, and on heartworm preventative, plus completed basic obedience training. He would definitely benefit from additional training. He can climb a chain-link fence so he’ll need solid fencing. He has demonstrated some destructive behavior when left alone in a crate for long periods of time so we’d love to find an active family that can spend lots of time with him.

A word from Coal: “If you can provide a good home for me and meet all of the human requirements, please contact my friends at HALT asap. I would love to be part of a family where I’m loved and not left alone. I would also love to have a dog playmate as I get along really well with other dogs. I promise to love you in return and be a great companion for you.”

Facts about Coal

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Coal 2012

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Coal, a Knoxville Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Labrador Retriever for sale in Knoxville, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Knoxville.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Knoxville already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Knoxville breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Knoxville paves the way for another one to be saved.