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|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
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)
-who is there?
-up (great when at vet's office and trying to get him on the scale!)
- "bang" (roll over and play dead)
-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)
-go to bed
- eh eh eh (used to correct him when he is not obeying a command)
- Free time (he can go play/run/ etc)
Rescue Group Info...
ARF started in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and because of the shocking treatment we saw many animals in the Deep South endure we have stayed committed to helping animals in the states of Louisiana and Mississippi. Many of these wonderful animals would be killed in a shelter if not for our continued efforts.
Adoption donation: $425.00 for our adult dogs 9 mos to 5 years and $325.00 for those who are older than 5 years of age. Un-neutered puppies (not fixed because they are too young) are $425.00 and neutered puppies <9mos old are $475.00. The adoption donation helps reimburse us for the vetting required to keep our animals healthy and safe, and if age-appropriate, spayed and neutered. As we rescue from the Deep South your adoption donation also helps offset the costs associated with getting your new family member home. We do require you to fill out an application and provide a vet reference, and a home inspection may be requested. Every animal we adopt MUST be spayed/neutered and we reserve the right to request proof of this. Our adoption application is on our website at: www.animalrescuefront.org
Thanks for rescuing!
Please note - we will not adopt a puppy to anyone who is not willing and committed to ensuring they never reproduce. Spaying and neutering your pet contributes to efforts to reduce unwanted and homeless animals in the United States and your animal will be healthier. Our adoption fees are nonrefundable.
We are a nationwide animal rescue and disaster response non-profit with a particular focus in Massachusetts, Mississippi and Louisiana.