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Labrador Retriever Dog for adption in Groton, Massachusetts - Rasta
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Groton, Massachusetts - Rasta
Photo 2 - Labrador Retriever Dog for adoption in Groton, Massachusetts - Rasta

Facts about Rasta

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Rasta's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, and up to date with shots.

Rasta's Story...
Rasta is a 3 year old purebred Chocolate American Lab born on 8/8/09. He comes from a champion hunting dog bloodline, and is friendly, confident, and outgoing. He is a very energetic Lab who loves to go for car rides, play ball, and run around. He also settles down nicely and is crate trained and house broken. Rasta was obedience trained and knows several tricks and commands (list included below). He would do best in a house with a fence that would give him the freedom to run around and burn up all that puppy energy.

Although he gets along with other dogs, Rasta will sometimes growl at them if they get too close to his food, toys, or parents. He also needs to work on his manners when going for walks as he sometimes tends to growl and bark at other dogs. He would do best in a house with older children (10+) and either as a single pet or with other very mellow/submissive pets.

Rasta is incredibly smart and lovable. He learns commands and new tricks quickly and is very eager to please. He NEEDS a very active household that will give him the exercise he needs. He is also not OK with babies or young children. He needs to be the center of attention and also needs to be the alpha pet.

Commands he will obey:

-sit (obeys word and hand motion)
-stand
-lay down
-who is there?
-stay
-wait
-heel
-up (great when at vet's office and trying to get him on the scale!)
-settle
-paw/other paw
- "bang" (roll over and play dead)
-leave it
-go get your (bone, toy, etc..)
- are you hungry?
- closer (great for training and making sure he stays close)
- fix it (if leash is tangled between legs he will "fix it" if you say the command).
-want a cookie/treat?
-want to go for a walk/ride?
-hurry up and go (first warning if he is taking too long sniffing outside)
- better go now (last warning before we go back inside)
-come
-down
-no
-OK
-high five
-go to bed
-enough
- eh eh eh (used to correct him when he is not obeying a command)
- Free time (he can go play/run/ etc)

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rasta, a Groton 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 Groton, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Groton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Groton 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 Groton 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 Groton paves the way for another one to be saved.