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My name is Basco!

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Labrador Retriever/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Tan/Yellow/Fawn - with White
9 years old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 60 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Available for adoption in New England and the Midwest: Handsome Basco!

Basco is a very good-looking 8 year-old boy weighing about 60 pounds. He is an easy dog! He’s a great companion, being very enjoyable and fun to have around! He loves people and really enjoys being loved on with belly rubs and interactive play with his toys. He’s active and would make a great running, walking, or hiking partner, and does well on a leash. He has lived with small children and was fine with them, but because he is large and active, older children would be best.

Basco loves, loves, loves people, but he isn’t fond of other dogs. Some dogs just don’t like other dogs, but they make a great only pet if you’re fine with just one!! And that’s OK!! He would do best with a yard that is fenced in, as a doggy daycare or dog park just wouldn’t work for him.

Basco has gone through training and knows all his basic commands like sit, down, wait, bed, and here. What a smart boy! He is house trained and walks well on leash. He is very polite and just great with people!!! He is goofy and will bring you his toys to play with. After play or a walk, he loves to snuggle and be close to you.

If you would like a really good boy who is already trained, is a polite and loving companion, LOVES people and you don’t mind having just one pet, then he may just be the perfect dog for you!

Basco is neutered and up to date on all vaccinations. He is micro-chipped and on monthly preventatives. If you are interested in this cutie, please apply at

Lucky Lab Rescue and Adoption - VT

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Brattleboro, VT 05301

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Please apply online by filling out an application at:

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When lucky Labs come into Lucky Lab Rescue, they are immediately vetted with vaccinations, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested and wormed for internal parasites. All dogs receive complete veterinary care before they are adopted out. Also at Lucky Lab Rescue, each dog is temperament tested and evaluated for any signs of aggression and for activity level. Since our goal is to place our Labs in forever homes, it is important to know the general personality of each Lab, as we want to match potential adopters with dogs that would be the best possible fit for a successful adoption.

Most Labs that come into Lucky Lab Rescue are from shelters. Most are at risk of euthanasia, usually due to overcrowded shelters. Labs are one of the most popular breeds of dogs due to their loyal and family-oriented personalities. Labs are also one of the most overbred breeds and are the number one breed to be found in shelters. They also have one of the highest euthanasia rates. Some find it difficult that rescues can be breed specific, however, Lucky Lab Rescue and other Lab rescues make a huge impact on euthanasia rates just by rescuing Labs and Lab mixes alone.

The most popular color of Labs are yellow and chocolate. They tend to get rescued and adopted more often than black labs. Some shelters will automatically euthanize black Labs and some rescue organizations will accept the yellow and chocolate over the black Lab. We at Lucky Labs love our yellows and chocolates, but also feel very committed to rescuing black Labs due to their plight.

"The plight of the black dog refers to the low adoption rate and high
euthanization rate of black dogs in shelters. Black dogs are often
the last to be adopted from an animal shelter. You may not be
aware of how doomed black dogs are when they are brought
to the average animal shelter. Black dogs, particularly large
black dogs like Labradors or Lab mixes,have a very difficult
time getting adopted, and are euthanized at a staggering rate at
many animal control facilities throughout the country. The sad truth is, they are overlooked in favor of lighter colored dogs."