My name is Rosco!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Manassas, Virginia - Rosco

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Rosco's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rosco's Story...
We visited the shelter earlier this week and through one of the chain link gates we saw this boy, all skin and bones, scars all over his nose, blood engorged ticks hanging off of his body and his huge brown eyes staring straight at us with his tail wagging. On the way home, he slept in one of our volunteers lap. We gave him the name Rosco and after giving him a good bath and picking all the ticks off of him (there were many) we got him all checked out. Our vet thinks he has been malnourished for a long time now, as his growth appeared to be stunted, which won't affect him, he's just going to stay his size. We also tested Rosco for Lymes disease because of all of the ticks he had on him and he was positive and on top of everything has a cold from the shelter. He gained 4 lbs in the first week he stayed at the shelter, and is now at 39 lbs. Despite everything Rosco has gone through (I'm sure we don't even know half of it) he's such a good-natured dog. Rosco is very loving, although apprehensive and a little nervous we're expecting him to settle in soon as he's only been in foster care for a night. We don't think he's ever stepped foot in a house before, when the television in his foster home was turned on, Rosco ran away from it in fear. He's gets along great with his foster brother and sister (a Boston and Lab) and ignores the kitties in the household. He's currently on antibiotics for a month to treat his Lymes and cold.

Facts about Rosco

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rosco, a Manassas 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 Manassas, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Manassas.

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