My name is Rapids!

Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Cambridge, Ontario - Rapids
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Rapids's Info...

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

Rapids's Story...
**Many thanks to Jenn Wilson at for taking professional pictures of Rapids!**

Say hello to Rapids, he would love to meet you!

He is a lovely Lab x possibly with Irish wolfhound looking at the length of his legs. He is around the 70 pound mark in weight and will probably put on some weight when he matures and fills out. He is 11 months old (as of Oct 2013).

Rapids has been with us now a few weeks and he has settled in.

He is totally house trained now and will whine if he wants to go out.

When he first came he was counter surfing and grabbing things he should not have he has not done this for several weeks now, if he needs to have something he will go and grab a toy or his antler. Sometimes he will bark as he is not sure where they are and you have to direct him to the right place. He does have one weakness that is clothes if there is any about he will sometimes get them and lay with them, generally he does not harm them they may just be a little wet where they have been in his mouth.

He settles well in the house laying wherever you are, at night he settles now on the dog bed in the bedroom and he does not move all night.

He is still crated when I go out he happily goes in for his Kong and although he may bark when you come home, when you let him out of the crate he comes out very calmly.

He is doing well with his walking on a head halter as he is a big strong guy. He will sometimes bark when he sees people in the distance. It’s just a case of he wants to say hello. When we went in the post office and the vet he barked at the people behind the counter but he was very happy to greet them when they came from behind to see him.

He settles well in the car although I do have him tethered or I think he would rather like to help to drive. He is good if you leave him in to run errands he has a little whine but then is quiet. I do generally give him his Kong when we first get in the car to settle him down.

He plays with his foster sister Myah on our site all the time they chase toys wrestle chase one another. He is ready and willing to play with any dogs who are here. He is still a little hit and miss on the fetch. Some toys he will bring back, others he will chase but he arrives back without them.

He is doing well with training his recall is coming on very well. He sits and downs and will sit nicely and waits for his food to go down.

He is a great dog with a lot of potential, who would love an active family who can give him to exercise and stimulation he needs and carry on with his training.

New Update for Rapids: Jan. 11, 2014

Rapids is doing really well. He loves going to the dog park and loves every dog and person he meets there. Last night he passed level 1 obedience with flying colours. He is a lovely guy with a wonderful nature. I cannot believe that he has not been adopted yet. He is a wonderful dog already and when he matures he is going to be amazing.

Rapids is available for adoption through Grand River All Breed rescue. His adoption donation is $375. All of our dogs are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and heartworm tested as part of their adoption. Please fill out an application at our website: You can also reach us by email at

Facts about Rapids

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

Other Pets at Grand River All Breed Rescue

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rapids, a Cambridge 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 Cambridge, or seeking a Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Cambridge.

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