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Gunner Labrador Retriever Webster, NY
- Brown / Chocolate
- Gorgeous eyes, Purebred, Invisible fence trained
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, cats.
- Prefers a home without
Gunner is a purebred Chocolate Lab who is 1 1/2 years old. He weighs about 80 lbs., neutered, and up-to-date on vaccinations. Gunner is also house-trained and crate-trained.
He's invisible fence trained and lived in a 1-cat household in his past life. He is very interested in chasing squirrels and critters, and since there's no cat in his foster home it will depend on both Gunner and the cat as to whether they would like to co-reside.
Gunner rings a bell when he wants to go out. When he's happy or excited he joyfully parades around with a toy in his mouth. Balls and sticks are his favorite things. Gunner will put his head in your lap when he wants something. He loves belly rubs, rump scratches, and a good ear rub.
Gunner will do best as an only dog because he's a little overly enthusiastic with some dogs and plays rough with his foster's female dog. Eventually he settles down and takes a hint from the other dog so he would enjoy doggy playdates.
Gunner is a confident, young, active dog with stunning looks and beautiful eyes. But don't be fooled by his good looks. He's going to make you earn your position as his boss. Gunner is a healthy young dog who need a strong leader to help him learn that he's not the boss, and that you’re not his prized possession that he needs to guard.
Gunner's foster dad has been working with a behaviorist and has learned how to provide the leadership that this young, self-confident dog requires. They have made tremendous progress together and the foster is looking forward to sharing these tips and tactics with Gunner's adopter so you, too, can enjoy the companionship of this sweet, wonderful dog.
The ideal adopter must be an active person who ensures that Gunner gets the exercise he needs. He’d do well with someone who would like a running companion. After all, a tired dog is a good dog.
He has never bitten, but when allowed to do as he chooses, he has growled to try to keep people away from his most prized possession - his human. This type of "resource guarding" is what landed him in rescue and what an adopter must be able to manage. With the correct training and leadership, he has made incredible progress. His foster dad has been putting in the work and has been showing him kind - but firm - leadership, proving that this behavior is completely manageable.
He's a really good dog who needs an experienced adopter with commitment and knowledge of managing this type of behavior. For this reason, Gunner needs a home without kids.
**READ BEFORE PROCEEDING**
1. Adopters must live within 40 miles of Rochester, NY. Our rescue is unable to support greater distances. Please do not ask for an exception, beg, argue, negotiate, or cajole. Sorry, but we are a Rochester only rescue.
2. All our dogs listed on Petfinder are available for adoption.
3. If an approved applicant is a good match, the dog you are interested in may be adopted by the time you are approved, and the listing will be removed. We do not hold up adoptions to wait for a new applicant to be approved. Approvals remain good for a year.
Our adoption fees are:
Puppies up to 1 year: $425 + $100 Spay/Neuter Deposit (if necessary)
Dogs 1-7 years: $325
Dogs 8+ years or with serious handicaps: $200
Lab Lovers Rescue is an all-volunteer organization funded entirely by contributions and fundraising. We count on donations and adoption fees to help defray the costs of caring for our foster dogs. We are delighted to accept any amounts over these adoption fees to help other dogs in our care.
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- Labrador Retriever
- Brown / Chocolate
Lab Lovers Rescue formerly known as Rudys Rescue