found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.
My name is Red and I am 3 ½ years old. Until recently, I had a wonderful life, living with a family who loved me, including 2 kids and 2 Lab siblings. Then, I hurt myself, and had to have surgery…very expensive surgery. I hurt a lot, and it hurt my family to see it, but they could not afford the surgery. They didn’t want to give me up, but they wanted to do the right thing for me, so they called Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, who saw what a sweet guy I am, and made arrangements for me to have the surgery.
I had the surgery in June. I had to wear a funny cone and take lots of medicine. I don’t remember much about that time, but I know I could not play or go on walks, only sit and stay with my foster or in a crate and I don’t like my crate much.
Now I am almost all better, and I am looking forward to meeting my new forever family! My foster family is wonderful, but I am not used to being an only dog, and I am very lonely without another dog and children to play with. All my life I’ve lived with children and dogs, and I have never been left alone until now. I don’t care if the dog is older than me, just so long as they will play with me!
I know that Lab rescue will find me a wonderful forever home. Are you my forever home?
From Red’s Rep:
It’s been a long haul for Red and he’s now very near the finish line of recovery from his surgery. We expect he will be cleared for regular dog activity by mid September. He’s an otherwise healthy, active young lab, and just needs to be managed a bit in terms of his activity until then. He can’t hang out with other dogs alone, off leash and he can’t be running and jumping (although swimming is fine, and helps with his rehab).
Red is a really bright, lovable, affectionate boy. He likes nothing better than to cuddle up with you (on the floor, he does not get on furniture), and if he can spoon with you, that’s even better. Red has been well trained. He knows Sit, Stay, Down, Leave It, Go Potty and Come. You can take Red anywhere! He goes to work with his foster dad, he’s been to concerts in the park, adoption fairs, and shopping at the pet store. He walks well on the leash, but needs a firm hand as he notices every squirrel, bird, cat, lizard, person, bunny, you name it, and he wants to chase it. Red sleeps on a dog bed in his fosters room, or on any available floor space that piques his interest. Red does not get on the furniture, although he might put his paws on your leg.
The family we want for Red is one where someone is home for most of the day. A second dog in the home is a must; Red is anxious when he is alone, as he has not been alone ever in his life, until he had his surgery, and was fostered as an only dog. We believe this anxiety is situational (i.e. being an only dog at his fosters), but his new family may need to work with him to overcome his anxiety, and having a dog companion will help. In Red’s original home, there were 2 children and 2 other dogs, he had run of the house (with the other dogs) and access to the outdoors via doggie door. A similar family situation would be ideal.
Red is good with other dogs, accustomed to dog parks and doggie day care. He never met a person he didn't like. Given his propensity to chase anything he sees, Red should not go to a home with cats.
Once he’s completed his rehab (around mid September), Red should have a completely normal dog life. Whoever is lucky enough to adopt Red will have to be willing to commit to following his recovery regime until then. Once Red is fully recovered, he’ll need about 90 minutes a day of exercise; a tired dog is a good dog!
Red is housebroken, microchipped, neutered and up to date on his shots. And did we mention that he is also drop dead gorgeous? Just check out those pictures!.
If you have a home with other dogs, and are looking to add a once in a lifetime, almost perfect dog to your family, please contact Rescue Rep Debbi at 408-354-1676.
(Please keep in mind we are all volunteers, most of us work full time and we all have personal lives. I do call everyone back within 2-3 days so please be patient and I will be back in touch with you. When the dogs are in foster homes then it may take longer as we need to touch base with the fosters for updates on the dogs. We work very hard to make the right matches for the dogs and for the new owners. We get 3-5 dogs per week and we do not have a facility that we keep the dogs housed in. They are scattered all over the Bay Area.)