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Cash: 3-year-old male black Rottie mix 70 pounds neutered

Background: Cash returned to Lab Rescue, after having been adopted out through us two years ago, as his most-recent owner was unable to physically handle him. Cash originally joined the Lab Rescue program as a one-year-old stray from the Martinez shelter. Cash’s former adopter did a DNA test on him which revealed no Lab… just rottweiler, pit bull, and boxer. Cash is just a Lab-wannabe at heart.

What Cash’s Former Adopter says: Cash is loyal, loving, energetic, protective. He is house-broken and crate-trained. He ran daily in our backyard and got two neighborhood walks each day. Has socialized with other dogs at a dog park. Cash seems to prefer women over men. He does seem to be protective of me, as he barks at strangers. He is a strong dog that would be best with a stronger owner. Cash loves to run so it would be good to have an owner that can take him to run or has a large yard for him to run freely.

What Cash’s Trainer says: Cash is reactive to unfamiliar people approaching him or coming onto the house. He has been good with all dogs once properly introduced. Super sweet to people he is familiar with. Will warm up to strangers who are calm and take it slow and easy. An absolute delightful dog once he gets to know you.

What Cash’s Foster says: Cash sleeps through the night without a peep… in a crate or on a dog bed in the living room. He is an absolute gem with people he knows; but very cautious and fearful with people he is not familiar with. He will also bark vociferously at visitors who approach our front door. He is treat-motivated so we are using treats to distract him from unfamiliar people and other dogs when we are out on walks. Cash gets along great with our own Lab. At night, this guy will happily lie nearby as we relax watching TV. Loves his belly rubs. Very playful with toys. Knows “sit” and “down”… working on “stay”. Romps around big time with our own 100-lb Lab.

What Cash’s Rescue Rep says: Cash will require a strong leader/handler that is able and willing to continue the tough work of rehabilitating Cash’s fear of people and things (including dogs) he is unfamiliar with. This will likely require the involvement of a professional dog trainer. But the rewards will be huge as he is an awesome dog. A quiet and calm forever home would be best. A home with frequent visitors would not be good for Cash. Not a good dog for a family with children or teenagers.

Medical Information: This guy is the epitome of fine health. Cash is current on vaccinations, heartworm negative, microchipped and neutered.

Cash is located in: Berkeley

If you are interested in Cash, call, text, or email Rescue Rep Dave, 415-686-4248,

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