ADOPTABLE DOGS

Below are some of the great dogs that are available at Lu's Labs.

You can also view our adoptable dogs on our Petfinder page by clicking HERE

 
 

AMOS & MOSLEY

Meet Amos and Mosley! Amos and Mosley are 4 yr old bonded brothers. Amos is a chocolate lab and Mosley is a black lab. Their daddy died last yr and their grandfather had been caring for them. He was overwhelmed and has given away the 3 females to a breeder and turned these 2 males into the shelter. They are scared of the shelter and not eating well. The chocolate one, Amos, wants to stay in the shelter managers lap and will only eat out of her hand. The black one, Mosley, wanted to stay in his kennel. 💔 We are breaking them out and getting them into a loving foster home. Welcome to Lu's Labs, boys!


ANGELINA

 

Angelina is a beautiful female yellow lab lady. Angelia weighs in at 59 lbs and is approximately 18 months old. Angelina was brought in with her boyfriend, Brad Pitt, and a litter of three pups. Now that her man and her pups have moved on to forever homes, she feels it’s time for her to do the same. 
Angelina is a shy girl in new situations, and likes slow introductions to make her feel most comfortable. However, her southern foster has been working hard with her on socialization and she is already doing better. Initially, Angelina was overwhelmed with new noises and sounds and found it hard to relax with passing traffic and other loud noises. But she is now doing better with all of that – partly in thanks to the special bond she has formed with her foster fur-brother. Angelina follows his lead, and trusts him to show her how to be a proper family dog! Angelina’s forever home will include one with a doggie sibling who will not mind playing role of “big brother or sister” to Angelina. Also, she is a very playful girl with lots of energy when she is comfortable, and enjoys parallel play with her doggie pals.
Angelina is a loving soul and would do best in a quiet home with a family/ owner that doesn’t have too much hustle and bustle. Angelina loves toys and enjoys sitting with you and getting love. However, she isn’t a Velcro dog and is also content napping in her crate or on a dog bed. Angelina is also both house trained and crate trained. With slow introductions and a quiet home, this lab lady will truly shine and show her star worthy self. Could this sweet girl be the lady for you?
Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years.


BELLA ROSE

Meet Bella Rose! Bella Rose is a 2 yr old, 45 pound beauty! Bella is a sweet gal and is submissive with other dogs. She is brand new so check back soon for updates!  Welcome to Lu’s Labs, Bella Rose!


BENTLEY

Bentley is not just synonymous with luxury cars it is also synonymous with a wonderful, happy and ready-to-please 3 year old male from Louisiana. Bentley is the perfect weight of 63 pounds and is outgoing, gentle and a complete sweetheart. He is good with ALL people, regardless of age or gender. With coaxing, this even-tempered boy goes into the crate and is house trained. He sleeps in his crate each night. He adapts well to new situations and would not mind having a fellow 4 legged friend (cat or dog) to have as a buddy as he likes to play and chase other dogs. Bentley is a professional at sharing toys with other dogs and loves a good wrestling match with his fellow foster siblings. Since he has been in a foster home and away from a shelter he has become less and less protective of his food since he now realizes there is plenty of food to go around. Having recently coming out a shelter, he does need some work on basic commands, leash manners (he can pull at times) and a breaking of his small counter surfing habit. If you have room for a collection of tennis balls, interactive toys, tug toys, Kongs and bones of all shapes and sizes as well as time to throw the ball or play a good round of tug of war Bentley may be the perfect addition to your home, and a bit less expensive than sports car! 
Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years


BRODY

Meet Brody. Hubba Hubba – may be the first words that come to mind when you see this huge, handsome yellow lab named Brody. He is about 2-3 years old, between 90-95 lbs and he thinks he is a lap dog ? Brody is a moderately active boy who gets along great with people and dogs. We do not yet know how he is with cats. 
Brody loves every person he meets. He enjoys cuddles and kisses and will even fall asleep with a huge smile across his face mid-snuggle with his human (check out his pictures on the Lu’s Labs page). Brody is great with kids too, though he has not yet met any really little ones. His foster says he is kind and gentle. 
He is happy to entertain himself while she has some down time and will either play with his toys – he even throws his squeaky hedgehog toy to himself! – or he will settle down next to her on the couch for a cuddle. He knows the commands “sit” and “come” and is working on leash manners and perfecting his housebroken status. Brody tolerates the crate, but he may let you know vocally, that it’s not his preference. He responds well to verbal corrections when he makes mistakes. 
Brody especially loves active play with other dogs. He shares toys nicely and loves to wrestle and chase with his canine friends. He really likes playdates with his doggie pals. For now, he sometimes gets overwhelmed initially when meeting large groups of new friends (who wouldn’t?), so just be sure to make polite introductions before the first visit to a crowded dog park. Once properly introduced, he plays well with other dogs of all ages and sizes. This behavior may very possibly change as he gets used to his new home, and gains confidence and security. 
Brody’s foster says he’s just about perfect. Ask your adoption coordinator about Brody and see if he might be the perfect dog for you! 
Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years. 


BUDDY

Meet Buddy! Buddy is a Lab golden mix. He is 18 months to 2 years old. He gets along great with all dogs male, female, big, or small! He loves cats and likes to engage in play with them and will even go on a walk with the cat on the leash. He is house trained and will go to the door when he needs to go out and knows a few basic commands. He does not care for a crate and will bark continuously if placed in one. He is a young male who enjoys finding things to chew if he does not have plenty of toys of his own. He is great with kids and allows his 11 year old foster human sister to walk him without pulling. Buddy enjoys actives like hiking and running although long walks are just as fun! He loves to snuggle on the couch or on the bed, but understands that a dog bed is his place sleep! 


BUZZY

Meet Buzzy! Buzzy is approximately 4 months old and looking for his forever home. Apply today or reach out to your adoption coordinator. Buzzy's tentative arrival will be late October. 

From Buzzy's foster: 
"Buzzy is wonderful. He is growing. He gets along well with our 3 other pups who are smaller than Buzzy. He knows some commands to include sit, stay and down. He rarely potties in the house. Buzzy is very social with everyone. He loves to be loved on."


CARLA

Meet Carla! She is Mom to the Cheers Litter.  Carla is a 2-3 yr old yellow sweet female! She’s good with kitties and doggies!  Carla is a great girl. Housebroken, lets you know when she needs out and can be left out uncrated. She has no aggression or resource guarding issues, just perfect. She is very willing to please. Knows basic commands and a very loving girl. 
She has been a GREAT mom to her 5 puppies and is excited for them to find their homes so she can get her girlish figure back!  :)


CASPER

Meet Casper! Poor Casper was found by a Good Samaritan a couple of weeks ago and rushed to the vet. The vet says it looks like someone may have literally set him on fire or it could be some kind of chemical burn. 💔 But don’t fear, Casper has been receiving laser therapy and is doing great! We will post updated pics soon so you can see for yourself. This boy is truly amazing ... even though he has gone through a horrific experience, he is loving, goofy, and good with all people! Casper is also great with other pups. Casper knows the meaning of making lemonade with lemons! Sweet Casper is about 2 yrs old and 41 pounds (he needs to gain weight and should be about 50 pounds).

See a video of Casper HERE


CHARLIE'S ANGELS LITTER

Meet Charlie’s Angels! This adorable Litter is about 4 months old... 1 boy (Charlie) and 3 girls (Jill, Kelly and Sabrina)!


CHEERS LITTER

The Cheers Litter are Carla’s puppies.  There are 2 males and 3 females... 4 Black, 1 yellow (Sam- male). They were born around September 1st and will be available for adoption after 8 weeks. Tentative arrival/adoption dates 11/4 or 11/18. Diane- Black, female, Rebecca- Black, female, Lilith- Black, female, Norm- Black, male and Sam- Yellow, male.


COCO SUE

Meet Coco Sue! This 2 - 3 year old chocolate female is a beauty! Coco is friendly, playful, appears house-trained, sits on command, does well with both male and female dogs, and would make a wonderful family pet. She's medium energy, and not jumpy. Coco will chase the ball, and sometimes bring it back to you! Her eyes are stunning - almond colored - and she is so eager to please. She was so happy to get out in the yard to play and run off some energy, Coco Sue would make a loyal companion for anyone!

See a video of Coco Sue HERE


COOK

Meet Cook! Cook is the brother Leo and Mississippi Duke! They are NOT bonded. There is a breeder in Mississippi who routinely drops off dogs to the shelter... I think because they fail the good duck hunter test. He is about 1 yr old and 55-60 pounds. 


DENNIS

Meet Dennis! Who ordered the chocolate love muffin? This sweet boy is approximately 7 years old and weighs 66 lbs. He loves all people, young and old, and is friendly with other dogs. Dennis has not met any kitties during his stay with Lu's Labs. He is house-trained, already knows the basic commands “sit” and “down,” and pulls just a bit when walking on a leash. Dennis sleeps in his bed, but willingly goes in his crate. The crate training is an asset for Dennis, and may be needed when he is left alone due to his current habit of raiding tha garbage. Of course, there are other ways to control this, and hopefully when Dennis realizes meals are a-plenty, he'll stop this altogether. He is a medium energy fellow who enjoys walks, off-leash outdoor time and playing with his toys. Best of all, Dennis loves to cuddle, so turn down the winter heat because Dennis can keep you warm.
Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years


DUKE #1

Meet Duke! This handsome and loveable senior lab had been living in a shelter in Monroe, LA for his entire life – eight whole years. Amazingly, black dogs are often overlooked in shelters and people walked by this treasure again and again. And what a treasure this 8 year old, 50 pound boy is. He takes treats gently, walks well on a leash, is crate trained (chooses to spend time in his open crate throughout the day, and sleeps in it all night without a peep), gets along with cats, dogs, people, and is sweet, sweet, sweet. 
One of the adorable things Duke does is that he LOVES to stop several times during a walk to roll in the grass. If you aren’t in the mood to stop and “smell the roses … er, grass” he will eventually get up, but you may get the stink eye in protest! Duke is quiet overall, but is starting to show a lot of personality. He is happy and excited to see his foster mom when she comes home each afternoon and will bounce up and down a bit before going out to potty.
Duke is a low energy boy with occasional bouts of medium energy! A few short walks a day and he will be good. Every once in a while he gets the zoomies... that is a lap full force around the fence area one time or two then he is back to leisurely napping. He likes water for a quick flop in the splash pool, but then he is done. He likes to play with the other dogs in 5-minute intervals or so. When he is done, it’s straight back to his bed. He is indifferent with cats and does not pay attention to the a they roam around.
It takes Duke 5 -10 minutes of sniffing and watching new people before he decides to be friends ... he doesn't growl or hide, he just observes them. Once he knows they are "good people" he is fine and ready to make a new friend, and once you are on Duke’s friend list, you stay there.
There are lots of advantages to senior dogs. They are over the challenging “puppy phase” and equally challenging “teenage years”, they are wise, and they are oh-so-appreciative of those who will allow them to become family members. Can you imagine a more appreciative dog than one who has literally NEVER known life outside of a cold, hard shelter floor?? If a little gray on the muzzle brings warmth and joy to your soul, check out Duke and see if you are the hero he has been waiting for all these long years!

Please be aware that this is a recently rescued dog who is still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dog starts to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dog will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of this dog's evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years.


DUKE #2

Meet Mississippi Duke! Mississippi Duke is the brother to Leo and Cook! They are NOT bonded. There is a breeder in Mississippi who routinely drops off dogs to the shelter... I think because they fail the good duck hunter test. He is about 1 yr old and 55-60 pounds.  More info to come!


DUMBO

Meet Dumbo! Dumbo was found by a Good Samaritan and they have been unable to find his family. He is about 6-8 yrs old and a GREAT boy! His finder affectionately named him Dumbo because "By no means is he dumb, that's not how he got his name. Let's just say that if the rest of him wasn't so big he could use those ears of his to fly away." ???? Dumbo is great with people, dogs and cats! He loves to retrieve and the water! Here is what is southern finder/foster said: 

"He has great qualities that anyone would be proud to have in a dog. He is still in tact so I was a bit hesitant to bring him inside as he was emptying his bladder on everything outside. What I did find out when I brought him inside is that he is in fact house trained and the biggest gentleman while inside. I have a dog and 2 cats inside and he gets along great with them as well. The cats, he prefers to pretend they aren't there and that if he doesn't look directly at them, they will disappear but it's fair game to sniff all over them as long as they aren't looking. He hasn't been put in the position yet but I believe he would be one of those dogs you see on funny videos when the cat is at the end of the steps and the dog won't come down them in fear of the cat. lol. No issues with him and my dog, my dog is male as well. I also have a horse outside that he's been around that he has no problems with. He is a bit on the lazy side but if you encourage him enough, he will give you 5 minutes of playtime! He loves water and swimming. He loves going for rides in the truck too. Not sure on age but he does have some white hairs around his mouth. I had to put my lab down at 16 so don't let the possibility of him being older stop you from giving him a loving home! He still has many years of life in him!" 


GRACIE

Meet Gracie! Gracie is approximately 3 years old and was found under an abandoned house along with her newborn puppies. A good Samaritan saved the family and Gracie is now a Lu's Labs gal. Gracie's puppies will be going to another rescue because the daddy (or daddies) was not a lab! Gracie and her pups are in a foster home. She will nurse her puppies and then transport north when they've been weaned. 

When Gracie was found it was learned that she had an old injury to her leg that x-rays showed was causing her a great deal of pain.  After being examined by our Vet it was determined that her leg was very damaged and it was best for Gracie to have to her leg removed. She has had her surgery and is doing very well.  Gracie is getting around well after the amputation since she was used to using 3 legs some anyway. Her foster mom provided a ramp that she uses with ease.

Gracie is a very sweet girl who is friendly with strangers, though she hasn't been around many since she has puppies. She is very watchful of other dogs around her puppies, but not aggressive. She prefers low energy/submissive dogs because she is low energy herself. Walks are just fine with her-she is pretty much a couch potato. She walks well with just a collar.  She is a great watch dog. Loud noises and fireworks do not bother her and she doesn't bark unless she thinks there is something worth checking out.  Her foster mom does not have cats, but Gracie showed no interest in the cats at the vets office.  She doesn't chew items left out or play with toys, but being a mom is a full-time job. She is gentle and easy going-she loves to be petted!

Gracie had an outing to PetSmart today. This is what her foster mom had to say:
"She had no interest outside of the cat area, seeing them in their compartments. I took her inside the visit area and they had two young cats for her to visit. Both cats and her were cautious of each other. She did not try to approach either.
She has no interest in birds, fish, snakes, hamsters, etc. Not a toy dog- looked at various sizes, types, structure. Moving very smoothly on the tripaws. She is a cool, calm, sofa girl!"


GUS

Meet Gus! Gus found himself in need of help due to all the rain and flooding in Louisiana. Of course, we stepped up! Gus is a gorgeous 2-3 yr old boy who is in search of his forever home. More to come on Gus as we get to know him.


JOLLY & ONYX

Lu’s Labs is pleased to introduce Jolly and Onyx. These lovely, black ladies are approximately 5-6 years old. They are medium to low energy, and they like to keep each other company inside and out. It is very convenient to always have your playmate with you at all times. Adopting two as opposed to just one can certainly provide lots of opportunities for playing in one’s own backyard. Jolly and Onyx have curvy figures: Jolly weighing in at 99 pounds and Onyx, slightly less, at 89 pounds. Their sizes are misleading, however, as they are both very fast! Jolly and Onyx have a strong prey drive that includes (at least outdoor) cats, so it is in everyone’s best interest that they go to a cat-free home. They may not do well with other small animals either. Their prey drive is also a quality to be noted while walking the dark beauties. However, using an easy walker harness, both girls settle down nicely. They seem leash trained with the harness and know what behavior is expected of them. They know the command “sit”; obviously, they have spent time with a family before coming to Lu’s Labs. A further clue to their familiarity with home life is that they are completely house trained. They sleep in crates at night, but have not been seen chewing things that are off limits. Jolly and Onyx also are very fond of the kitchen! They are very eager to accompany their foster mom into that revered area of the home: where the treats live!!! These girls are very treat driven, and that translates to easy training! Jolly and Onyx are great with other dogs. Their foster family has two labs and everyone gets along just fine. These girls are a couple of lovey, cuddlers looking for a family to join. They are couch potatoes, requesting to have snuggles and belly rubs as soon as foster mom sits down. Their kisses are offered frequently and without reserve. They love all the adults with whom they have come into contact. It would be wonderful if these two girls were adopted into a family with no other dogs. Jolly and Onyx are two divas who deserve the limelight all their own! Please be aware that these are recently rescued dogs who are still transitioning into a new home environment. Training, and even personality and energy level are constantly evolving as the dogs start to feel better emotionally and physically. Your new dogs will take days or even weeks to fully settle into his true self. What you read in this bio is a snapshot of these dogs' evolving personality. Additionally, the age listed is an estimate provided by the shelter or a veterinarian. Different vets can provide different age estimates, so always consider the lab you are adopting to be within an age range of a couple of years.

Some Girl Talk from Jolly and Onyx...
Me: If you had just one wish, what is the one thing you want most in your forever home?
Jolly: I just want a sunny backyard where I can watch (and sometimes chase) the squirrels & chipmunks 24/7 (and my sister).
Onyx: I just want a nice comfy sofa and a human to cuddle with (and my sister).

Leash Walking Progress Report...
• Jolly continues to refine her skills; paid less attention to the squirrels today
• Onyx is making tremendous strides; the zigs and zags now appear to be under controlToday's Grade = A

See videos of Jolly and Onyx HERE, HERE and HERE


LEO

Meet Leo! Leo is the brother to Mississippi Duke and Cookie! They are NOT bonded. There is a breeder in Mississippi who routinely drops off dogs to the shelter... I think because they fail the good duck hunter test. He is about 1 yr old and 55-60 pounds. 


LOUIS

Louis is a handsome, approx. 2 year old, 70lb black lab. One look at him and you will fall in love with his gorgeous eyes and shiny black coat. Louis was rescued by Lus Labs in January and has now been through several months of confidence building and professional training, while under the loving care of his amazing foster mom. He is looking for an experienced person or family who understands how to be a pack leader and provide him consistent direction. Louis has anxiety that is easily managed with daily Prozac and reinforcement of calming techniques. Louis is a clear communicator and when he gets nervous, he gives clear signals that he needs slow introductions. He flourishes with a routine that includes daily exercise and mental challenges such as puzzle games, kongs, and learning new skills. Once comfortable, Louis is the most amazing dog his foster mom has ever met. He is always willing to pause and soak up affection. He will lounge for 15 mins or so and then he will change positions or bring you a ball and see if you’re ready to play. If the answer is no, he will climb back up and snuggle or find a chew toy and patiently pass the time hoping you’ll be ready the next time he asks. When it’s time to relax for the night, he likes to be close to his human, like really close, in your face, on your pillow, with his belly up and legs out! In the house, he loves everyone he meets, immediately. He sniffs, gives them a glance of his soulful eyes and begs them to pet him and then he races around looking for his ball and returns with it so he can play fetch with his new human. When out and about, Louis walks past most distractions and people with ease. But, every once in awhile, a special passerby catches his interest and if the interest is mutual, he will sit, shake with both paws and then wait patiently for a treat. If they don’t offer him one in a timely manner, he will offer a paw again and repeat. His foster mom swears he even looks at her as if he's asking why they aren't cooperating! It’s so adorable! Louis is driven and loves to work. He is potty trained and rings a bell when he has to go out. He loves to be outside and will play fetch with anything that is retrievable. This includes random sticks in the yard, appropriate dog toys, Frisbees and even grilling supplies if you forget to put them away. Louis uses his nose to fetch so playing in the dark is not a problem. And if you toss the ball over the fence in the dark, also not a problem, Louis will show you exactly where it is. Louis loves to walk or run with his human and he walks nicely on the leash. He scopes out new routes cautiously as if he’s the advance team for Secret Service but by the second or third time, he’s willing to run the new route next to his foster mom without any worries. He is an active dog, so he appreciates daily Louis time to burn off his medium to high energy. He loves puzzle games and will try out any type of bone or toy. And tricks! This boy is so smart and he loves to learn. You can see it in his eyes, he always wants to know what’s next. He can learn any trick you want to teach him. A handful of treats, a little bit of direction and Louis will amaze you with his ability to learn. Louis is crate trained and sleeps in his crate. He also enters his crate when he needs a break, so he seems to understand when he gets a bit too wound up. Again, a consistent schedule helps manage this very well. Louis loves to play with other dogs and is sensitive enough to each dog and modifies his play style to match the other dog. This is really sweet to watch. Louis is also cat friendly to the point of allowing the cats to eat his food and play with his puzzle games. What a sweetheart!! Louis is truly an amazing dog, one that stands out as special. (okay, they all do to their person!) Louis’s foster mom says, “being loved and trusted by him is an honor and an experience I will never forget.” This boy is one of a kind. A dog like this grabs ahold of your heart and you never want him to let it go. Louis will surely be his special person’s heart dog. 


MOE

Meet Moe! Moe is a 3-4 yr old, male black lab mix. He was hanging out at a bank for days... would not leave... with a ratty, old, too small collar on. A Good Samaritan took him in and tried for weeks to unsuccessfully find his owner. Moe is SWEET, kind and plain old happy! He's good with kids, cats, dogs and goats! Moe is going to make some family super lucky! 


PIPER

Meet Piper! Piper was found wandering and when they tracked down her owner, they said they didn’t want her back. But that’s okay because Lu’s Labs wants you, Piper! Piper is 2-3 yrs old, 42 pound (needs to gain weight), black female. Piper is good with kids and dogs, cats TBD.  Check back soon for updates on Piper!


RILEY

Meet Riley! Riley is a sweet girl who was in need of rescue. Riley is approximately 5 years old, and weighs 50 pounds. Riley has been diagnosed with Seborrheic Dermatitis. Seborrhea is a skin condition in dogs that causes flaky skin (dandruff) and greasiness of the skin and hair. This disorder is very common and can lead to a secondary infection of the skin. Don't worry though, Riley is being treated for this and should be as good as new soon!  Riley is looking for a carefree, comfortable and thoroughly enjoyable way of life. The words of her Southern Foster mom say it all: “Riley is the most laid back dog I've ever met. She does not react to other dogs barking. She is happy in any circumstance she is in. She takes a while to truly warm up to a new person and show affection. She is most receptive to laid back dogs but she is in LOVE with my 13 lb foster boy who thinks he is an alpha! She barks when she is ready to come back inside after going potty. She is good when she is bathed and doesn't struggle much to get out. Just a genuinely nice well-mannered laid back happy girl!” Riley is potty trained, crates well and does not chew on things that are not hers. She gets along with people of all ages, and doesn’t seem phased by loud noises or boisterous children. Riley does have an animosity for cats, so Riley is looking for a cat free home. Riley will need to work on learning basic commands and that paws are not appreciated on the kitchen counter. Riley is looking forward to becoming an excellent family companion.


SPENCER

Welcome Spencer! Spencer is a medium energy, approximately 2.5-3 year old, yellow pocket lab, weighing in at just under 50 pounds. Spencer is still settling into family life and has made tons of progress. Despite seeming like indoor life was new to him, he became potty trained very quickly and learned that counter surfing was a no-no almost immediately. This boy is a quick study! He is a super sweet and loving boy. He is on the submissive side, and loves to give tons of kisses. Certain things can still make him a bit leery, such as sudden pats on the head (especially those from men), in which case he will duck and move away. It takes him just a little time to understand that his old life is a distant memory, and once he realizes you have kind intentions, he is your buddy. In general, he is a fun, happy dog! Spencer has not been destructive in his foster home either. He has the cutest habit of moving random items around the house – you’ll find your belongings in all sorts of places other than where you left them! But he does not chew them. Spencer is curious about cats and would like to get up close to them, but has not had the chance at his foster home. Spencer does fine in his crate. Spencer understands “come”, and is working on other basic commands which will need to be continued in his forever home. In particular, he can be mouthy when playing, so his foster family is working on that. He is still a young guy after all. And it doesn’t seem like anyone worked with him on the finer details of manner prior to this. He is working on leash skills, as he does pull a bit. But speaking of smart, he will look at the door and then look at you to signal that he’d love to be taken out for his walk! Spencer does well with other dogs, sharing his toys nicely and enjoying parallel play more than other types of play. He is great at entertaining himself and will throw, shake, and play with his toys all by himself! Spencer has been good with children 10 and up, but hasn't met any younger kiddos yet. If you are looking for a playful, spunky, and super sweet lab, Spencer may be the right fit for your family!