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ROCKY: 9 month old male neutered yellow Lab 80 lbs

Background: Rocky has been shuffled around in his short life. A family adopted him from a family in Palo Alto. GGLRR is not sure why the family in Palo Alto gave him up but the family that adopted him had Rocky for a few days and decided he was too much for them so they surrendered him to the Marin Humane Society. The Marin Humane Society reached out to GGLRR as Rocky was not doing so great in the shelter so they called to see if we could take him into our program. GGLRR found a foster home for Rocky that has been giving him the boundaries, exercise and leadership he needs and he’s been making great progress, although he still has a way to go. Rocky is on a great path to good K9 citizenship.

What Rocky's Foster Mom says: Rocky is a big, sweet boy who came to us without a lot of boundaries. He thrives on affection and is a pretty fast learner! He knows some basic commands and we are working on even more. Rocky is great traveling in the car when he can look out the window, He does well in the crate at night, plays well with other dogs and really wants to please his people. Rocky is housebroken. He is not much of a barker and usually only barks when he wants something though he does bark when people are in a pool. Rocky’s leash walking has greatly improved and we can now get him to heal. Rocky will try to bolt out of any open door... the front door, the back door and the car door. We are working on having him “wait” at thresholds but this is a work in progress. He sometimes will chew inappropriate items so will need to be crated if his owners are going out. Rocky is learning how to retrieve when we throw the ball as he currently runs after the ball but then keeps it in his mouth and doesn't return it. He is not a great swimmer yet. As of now he doesn't like swimming in a pool but he liked going in a boat on a lake. He's not fond of going in his crate in the day time but we are working on it.

What Rocky's Rescue Rep says: We are looking for a home for Rocky with an owner who has Lab experience and has raised a strong older puppy like Rocky that needs guidance and training. He has made strides at the foster’s home yet he needs consistent work on boundaries along with lots of daily exercise. He needs an owner who is strong in physical strength and in leadership. We want a home that is committed to continue working with Rocky to give him the foundation he needs. He absolutely loves to play with other dogs. We may consider letting Rocky go to a home with a well-trained adult (5 or older) female Lab providing his owner has the time to spend working solely with Rocky on boundaries and training. There is a barnyard at Rocky's current foster home and he has prey drive so no cats or other animals please. Rocky would do well in a kid free house but if there are any kids in the home they must be teenagers or older and dog savvy. Like most Labs he is treat motivated which makes it easier to train. Lab Rescue wants someone who will commit to bringing in a trainer if needed. Rocky is not a dog for apartment living. Rocky is a wonderfully sweet dog who likes affection and to be pet.

Medical: Rocky is a very healthy boy. He is neutered, current on vaccs, heartworm negative and microchipped.

Rocky is located in: Sebastopol.

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