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DUKE – 1 1/2 Year Old Yellow Lab Not-Neutered (Lab Rescue will work with the adopter to get him neutered.)

Background: The current owner of Duke had a litter of puppies and gave one of the puppies to a relative that has an autistic child. Duke did ok with them but they soon realized they did not have the time for a young energetic Lab. She took back Duke into her home as she wants to find a Great home for Duke as he is a Very nice boy. They would keep Duke but they have three dogs of their own and feel it would not be fair to him; as they do not have the time for a 4th dog.

What Duke's Current Owner Says: Duke is a yellow American Labrador Retriever. He was born 10/26/2022. His mom is a yellow American Labrador and his dad is a fox red American Labrador. Duke is a very friendly and playful dog. He knows to be a little gentler around little kids but he still has a lot of energy. Duke has been around other dogs, children as young as 3 and senior dogs and has never shown any aggression. He likes to run and play fetch with other dogs and race them to the ball. He eats next to another male Labrador twice a day. Duke has never shown any aggression while eating to the other dog or people. He is leash and crate trained. Duke understands some basic commands such as sit and heel.

What Duke's Rescue Rep Says: Duke is the definition of one happy Active Lab. He was bred for hunting but has never been hunting. He will sit well; especially when food is involved. Duke knows Leave it; come; heel; sit and off. He likes to play fetch and he will bark when excited. We are not sure if he likes to swim and he has been in a car in a pickup. He will try to jump up but he does not jump on you; he seems to be gentle in this regard. He has a soft mouth when taking treats and has no issues if you take his food bowl away from him. I did notice when he had his rope toy and the other dog ran towards him to get his toy he did make a subtle growl. The other dog did not challenge Duke and when I walked over to take the rope toy Duke would just get up and walk away. (The current owner was surprised to see this as usually the other dog would be doing this to Duke. At one time the other dog had a dog bone and Duke did not go close to the dog to challenge him for the bone. The two of them would play fetch with the same tennis ball and there were no issues between them over the ball.) He is currently crated on the back patio and is outside with the other dogs during the day. Duke needs better leash skills; currently he is being walked on a pull chain. (GGLRR would recommend using a K9 Sidekick leash to help walk Duke.) Duke should not be in a home with small dogs or cats. Duke can be in a home with another dog; as long as the other dog is not a dominant dog. He can be in a home with older kids. We would love to find a home for Duke that has the time for a young Lab; a tired dog is a Good Dog.

Medical: Duke has no health issues. He is up to date on his shots. Lab Rescue will work with the adopter to get him neutered and microchipped.

Located In: Dixon.

If you are interested in adopting Duke, please contact Rescue Rep Liz at liz@jobshopsf.com. Please email your dog experience, your plan for training and your plan for exercise.

Please note our service area: GGLRR adopts to the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

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