My name is Emmy!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 6 months ago

Cared for by Stafford SPCA

My basic info

Labrador Retriever
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Emmy's story:

Emmy is a big, gorgeous girl who has a lot of love to give. She didn't have the best start in life, but we are hoping to find her a home that can give her what every dog wants: a safe, comfortable home where she can be loved. 

Emmy is a high-energy dog with a strong working drive. She is an intelligent problem solver who loves to learn new tricks and be challenged. She is not an independent thinker, she is very human-oriented and begs for commands. This characteristic is what would make her an excellent working dog. A dedicated owner with a planned training regimen could shape her into an even more incredible dog than she already is. Whether it's on the field, trail, or any other setting, Emmy is sure to impress with her hardworking and determined nature.

On top of that, she is very affectionate towards humans, even strangers. As long as you have a tennis ball she doesn't care who you are. As we have begun to work with her more and more, Emmy has allowed us to see a softer more relaxed side of her. Often times after she is done playing fetch and getting out her energy, Emmy will come over for scratches or hop up on the furniture to lie down with you. 

Ideal Home:
Emmy would thrive in an active home with a family/owner that has experience with high-energy working dogs. The ideal owner would have the time to give her the mental and physical stimulation she requires. This includes doing some kind of dog activity or sport. Additionally, she would do well in a home with older children who can handle her level of energy and playfulness.

Are you the perfect forever home for Emmy?

Approximate date of birth: Estimated 2 years

Gender: Female

Spayed/neutered: Yes

Weight: ~ 80 lbs. 

Vaccines: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Lepto/Lyme

Heartworm results: Pending

Lyme results: Pending

Allergies: None known

Special needs: Barks when distressed; needs consistency with owner and training

OK with kids: Has lived with an 8 year old child

OK with cats: Unknown

OK with dogs: Unknown

Likes & dislikes: Loves fetch, Peanut Butter Kongs, and Hikes!

Adoption fee: $200


To Apply:

1) Print adoption application here:

2) Email to OR Fax to 866-522-8042.

Please see our website for details on our adoption process, and feel free to email with any questions about the process or about the pet you're interested in.

Home visits required and dog adoptions often do require structural fencing. (We make decisions regarding the fencing requirement on a dog-by-dog basis, according to the dog's exercise needs and energy level.) 
Stafford SPCA does not condone the exclusive use of invisible fencing.  
We reserve the right to deny placement of puppies and kittens into homes with children under 5 years old.

If you can't adopt, please sponsor me!

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January 5, 2024, 12:09 am
Stafford SPCA

Contact info

Pet ID
Bill Hoyt
140 Andrew Chapel Rd, open by appointment only, Stafford, VA 22554

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Process involves: Application, Review, Meet and greet, Home inspection, Contract and Adoption

Go meet their pets

(540) 657-7387

More about this rescue

The Stafford SPCA is a registered 501(c)3, nonprofit, no kill, animal rescue organization, dedicated to saving and improving the lives of area animals. We are committed to caring for animals in need, educating the community, and raising awareness of the importance of putting a stop to animal cruelty and abandonment.

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