My name is Big Ben!

German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Snohomish, Washington - Big Ben
Photo 1 - German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Snohomish, Washington - Big Ben
Photo 2 - German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix Puppy for adoption in Snohomish, Washington - Big Ben
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Big Ben's Info...

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

Big Ben's Story...
Big Ben (aka B.B.) is coming to Washington from Georgia where he and his 4 siblings were born and raised under a rural home porch. When he was old enough to be weaned, the owner brought him to the local shelter where he would have almost certainly been infected with parvo, a highly contagious virus that most puppies don't survive. Luckily one of the shelter workers stopped the owner at the front doors and contacted RAIN to see if we could take them in and give them a chance to find good homes. RAIN agreed and this sweet pup is now ready to be flown to Washington and his new owner! The volunteer who picked up the puppies for us caught a glimpse of the momma dog and noted that she was quite a small dog that may have had Shiba Inu or Spitz mixed in her breed. These pups may not grow to be as large as most Labs or German Shepards.

Big Ben is approximately 8 weeks old and weighed in at 7.5 lbs at the vet where he was treated for roundworms and fleas (common to pups living under someone's front porch) but otherwise is a healthy boy! Since the puppies had no socialization until RAIN put them into their foster homes, Big Ben was shy at first and screamed when he would be picked up. After about four days the screaming was almost completely gone and now he will come to his foster family looking for attention when they get him out of his crate.

Big Ben's foster mom is beginning work on crate training and potty training but at his age he will need ongoing practice to fully catch on! Big Ben is in a home with cats but they haven't come close enough to catch his attention. With ongoing proper training, Big Ben could be a cat friendly pup as he grows up! Like most puppies, he is playful and full of energy. He is playing well with the foster families dogs and especially with their 7 year old daughter who loves to carry him around like a baby. His foster mom says he has a shining personality, is quite a ham and loves to play and get his belly rubs! He has a bit of a belly on him compared to his sister Izzy, so he's not quite as fast and when he rolls over for belly rubs he has a bit of difficulty rolling back over!

Big Ben gets a chance that many Georgia puppies can only dream of, a chance for a wonderful home with you! His adoption fee is $500. Big Ben comes with his first set of vaccinations, dewormed, micro-chipped and RAIN will cover his neuter expense at pre-approved vet when he is old enough. Please fill out an application to adopt at and email Lindsey at with any questions.

Big Ben can be on a plane to Seattle on Friday, September 6th and is hoping someone is willing to pick him up and take him home!

Facts about Big Ben

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Big Ben, a Snohomish German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever for sale in Snohomish, or seeking a German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever puppy from a breeder in Snohomish.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Snohomish 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 Snohomish 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 German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with German Shepherd Dog/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Snohomish paves the way for another one to be saved.