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Winston Black Labrador Retriever Guelph, ON

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.

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Meet Winston

Winston is in the house! This big lug is all about love, giving and getting, and is now looking to find those people who have lots to spare. He came into care with a neck wound from an embedded collar but he has healed up nicely and all that is needed now is for the fur to grow back. He came down a bit rolly polly but he's now a perfect 28 kg, with a slight waist. Winston looks and acts all lab except for the dewclaws on his back feet that point to the possibility of something else in his background. But for the rest of his looks and behaviours, this boy is labrador.

If you are a lab fan, he is one of those who is all around thick - big head, thick legs, thick body - and he trundles around flipping his big floppy front feet when he walks. Because he was tied, it took him a bit of time to get his legs to understand exercise but now he loves his offleash adventures with his four legged foster friends. He is not a dog who moves quickly or sprints.... his gait is more of a lumber, and he never strays far from his person. He is a big gomer whose body wiggles most of the time.

One year old Winston is great in the house when his people are with him. He is madly and deeply in love with his foster brother so at this point, he can be found following him around trying to get a date but when all is said and done, you can find him lounging on the kitchen floor (his choice). When his people get up, he gets up. Winston is looking for people who like to spend most of their time with their dog as his personality is one that is loving, verging on needy, and that is not going to change. This boy is looking to please and he is looking for people who love the kind of dog Winston is, not looking to change him. When Winston is kept separate from his people, he will use his voice to get their attention, and he is an excellent barker to alert you that something needs your attention.

While Winston has an adult body, he is still a puppy at heart and one who was not able to explore the world before now. He loves nothing more than to grab mittens off your hand when you are walking and then play keep away. If he's watching Netflix, his mouth will find its way to the wooden table for a chew. If there is food on the counter, he may put his two front feet up to get a better sniff. Because he never had toys or consistent food, these are the things that his mouth gravitates to so lots of different chew things are a good idea to keep his mouth busy.

This beautiful mushball is the kindest boy in his foster home. He is working on understanding what being a dog down here is like and while he's a life virgin, he is interested in everyone and everything. Submissive to other dogs and to loud voices, Winston's tail never stops wagging. He is simply curious and gentle about everything in this new big world. He wants to sit near you, he wants to have you petting him, and he wants his very own people to adore.

If Winston is your kind of boy, he's here! Like to snuggle? Like to give love? Like to be adored? Like to be near your dog? You may be Winston's dream come true.

Winston is up to date on vaccinations, dewormed, spayed and microchipped. His adoption fee is $750. He is currently fostering in Caledon.

**A consult with IFAW’s partner dog centric trainer is mandatory for anyone interested in adopting Winston at a cost of $80.

Adoption process includes application, virtual home visit, phone interview, reference check, meet & greet, adoption contract and $750 adoption fee.


Someone will get back to you within a few days of receiving your application if you are the right fit for Winston.

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