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Happy Labrador Retriever & Shepherd Mix Minneapolis, MN

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large


Loyal, Playful, Curious, Funny
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs.
Prefers a home without
Adoption fee

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Meet Happy

Looking to add some happiness to your life? Well, my name is Happy and I am here to help!

I am a 5-year-old, 75 pound Labrador / Shepherd mix and, I'm told, my personality and quirks are true to both the breeds in my DNA mix.

One of a seasoned canine is a tolerance for still and quiet, and that's certainly the case for me. I don't need hours and hours of training and exercise a day; in fact, I am most happy when I can catch some sun on the deck ("hot dog" = life) or when snuggling with my favorite humans on the couch.

Don't get me wrong though, I still love my daily walks and I am super smart! I taught my humans how to open up the gate to their fence one day when I decided I needed something to do (my foster mom said that is "so shepherd" of me, whatever that means!).

Ok, so one of the traits of German shepherd dogs can be that they're a little... high strung. And although I love to sunbathe and watch Netflix, I do also have that on-edge tendency in certain environments. Like places with shared walls where I can hear commotion but not see it... nope, not a fan. Or around little kids with all their sudden movements and eye contact - yowza, not my jam! I really thrive in a slower-pace environment where there are low-key adults around that can throw me the tennis ball and/or give me some brain games before a big 'ol snuggle session.

My only other quirk is strangers... I just don't know about new people. Again, my foster mom said this is so typical of shepherds. I am muzzle trained and out of abundance of precaution, I meet new people with my muzzle on, which makes everyone (including me!) feel calmer. Once I warm up to them, they become part of the Happy Circle of Trust (doesn't that just sound magical?!).

Ok so one really awesome thing about me (in my humble opinion) - I have been really good with the other dogs I've met. I like to play.. but if the other dog is just way too "extra" for me I'll just walk away. Like, what more could you ask for?!

Ok so I know I am not perfect. But I've been told I'm perfectly imperfect; so I hope that's enough to convince you to fill out the link below and meet me in person. I'll be waiting!

If you are interested in this dog, don't waste time with an inquiry! Fill out an application here to get the ball rolling...

Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, heartworm/Lyme test, all age-appropriate vaccinations (distemper, rabies, & Bordetella), HW and flea/tick preventative, and microchip implant and registration. Adoption fees INCLUDE a mandatory sales tax of 7.525%.

There is no guarantee of age and breed as a rescue animal's history is unknown. All ages and breeds are best guess.

Due to post-adoption services provided, we prefer to adopt within a 90-mile radius of Minneapolis; however, we will consider up to 250 miles if the adopter is willing to drive to cities as needed.

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