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Maverick Black Labrador Retriever Mix Warrington, PA

  • Senior
  • Male
  • Medium

About

Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

Meet Maverick

Maverick is my name and loving is my game! I am almost a 9 year old (my birthday is on Valentines day!) black lab mix weighing in at 53lbs. My shots are all up to date and I am neutered. My vet thinks I am a beagle mix which explains my wonderful red/brown coloring mixed with my lab colors; as well as my soft whine when I’m talking to you!
I lost my first home because my family could not take care of me any more, and at my last home, I loved my family too but with a new baby on the way they felt they had to give me up. I was very sad to leave them but I settled in and made new friends with my foster family really fast. I live with my foster mum, dad and two human sistersin Berlin, NJ right now. One girl is 9, the same age as me, and the other girl is 7. I love my big kids.

I am totally a people person and if you are looking for a companion who will always be by your side, I am your guy! You can call me a ‘velcro’ dog and I follow my foster mum everywhere. I like to be pet lots but if she is working I will just lay and keep her company. At night I like to sleep on a blanket by the side of her bed and I will stay there all night long protecting her. I love to be loved. I sooo want to snuggle on the couch with my mum in the evenings…so far that has been a no go but I keep fluttering my big Puppy dogs eyes and trying. I tried the couch once but that was a “no, no” I jumped down like a good boy and I stay off the furniture. (At least when they are not looking!!!)

My foster sisters love to pet me and play hide and seek with me. This is a new game I just learned and I love it. I sit and stay while they go hide and then I find them. I am a very fast learner and very smart. I even sit and stay at the other side of the kitchen while they put my food down and only come when they call me for it!

Since I’m 9, I like to relax and have some quiet time on my bed at times and don’t like to be disturbed while I am sleeping. I like to wake up on my own instead of being woken up, or else I get a little startled.

I am COMPLETELY house broken. I am such a good boy in the house while you’re gone that you wouldn’t even think I had moved from my bed, and never have accidents in the house. My human sisters leave their toys all over the play room floor and I don’t even touch them. When I run out in to the yard I just do my business and come right back in, no standing out in the cold waiting for me. Quick & easy! I will bark or whine a little by the door to let you know its time to go out. I love to go for walks especially in the woods where there are lots of smells and squirrels. I tug a little hard on my leash when I see squirrels, other people and dogs and I get excited.
I have had female doggie companions in the past but in my last home I was the only dog and so I would need proper introductions to other female dogs in your home to make sure we all got along. I like to be the leader of the pack, so the other Male dogs dont like me so much. I like to show them I am boss. SO I would be better with ladies!

A few years ago I had some allergy tests done, my skin was all itchy, dry and sore. Turns out I am allergic to grains and corn, so I am on a grain free diet. That food is just as yummy & easy to come by & I love the salmon flavor. I love my food and am totally food driven. I will do anything for a good grain free snack. Sit, stay, speak & sort of roll over! But I NEVER touch my family’s food! I might sniff around the table and clean up a few crumbs off the floor but if you tell me to go lay down while you are eating I will lay and wait until you are done before I get up and help you sweep the floor! My Foster mum even left cookies on the counter while she was gone and I didn’t touch them. I’m such a good boy!

I like riding in the car. I sometimes struggle to get in the back so I may need some help at times but once in I sit nicely on a blanket. I occasionally whine a little but that is usually cause I KNOW we are going for a walk soon!

I am a good mix of energetic and calm. I have my mad 5 mins in the house where I want to run around and around and play with some toys. I only play with toys when the mood strikes me, but when it does boy do I play. My foster family is working on this with me and I am getting better at play time. I like to bark a little when it is play time, that’s how I get their attention. I can get a little frisky at certain times of the day and when I am playing but if you tell me to go lay down I will settle.

I love sunny days and laying in the sun streaming thru the window. I am not so keen on that white stuff that falls from the sky, it makes my feet cold and wet and I will only stay in it for as long as I need too! I don’t like the noise from thunder storms or fireworks either but I will totally take the sound of a vacuum and will follow you around while you clean house.

It would be so cool to have a new furever home and spend the best years of my life with you. I still have lots of loving to give & many hours of play time. Currently in NJ

For more information on this Lab, please contact advntregrrrl@yahoo.com . While this Lab may not be available for adoption by the time you complete the adoption process, other great Labs are always finding their way into our Rescue.


If you are interested in adopting this Lab or any other Lab from our Rescue, please visit our Web site, www.brooklinelabrescue.org, for more information on our adoption process. If you need additional information about the adoption process or whether you are in our coverage area, please send an e-mail to our Rescue at info@brooklinelabrescue.org

Even if you are not ready to adopt, you can still help us help our Labs!

Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization funded entirely by donations. Donations are always needed to help with veterinary costs, transportation, and supplies for our dogs. To donate cash for our General Fund, please use PayPal















or mail a check to: Brookline Labrador Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 638, Warrington, PA 18976-0638

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  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Senior
  • Male